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Ethical vegetarianism : from Pythagoras to Peter Singer

Author: Kerry S Walters; Lisa Portmess
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For vegetarians seeking the historical roots of vegetarianism, for animal rights activists and the environmentally concerned, and for those questioning their consumption of meat, here's a book that provides a deep understanding of vegetarianism as more than just a dietary decision."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kerry S Walters; Lisa Portmess
ISBN: 0791440435 9780791440438 0791440443 9780791440445
OCLC Number: 38550807
Description: xi, 287 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Cruel Fatalities --
pt. I. Antiquity: The Kinship of Humans and Animals. The Kinship of All Life / Pythagoras. Abstinence and the Philosophical Life / Seneca. On the Eating of Flesh / Plutarch. On Abstinence from Animal Food / Porphyry --
pt. II. The Eighteenth Century: Diet and Human Character. The Carnivorous Custom and Human Vanity / Bernard Mandeville. Carnivorous Callousness / David Hartley. They Pity, and Eat the Objects of Their Compassion / Oliver Goldsmith. The Dubious Right to Eat Flesh / William Paley. A Vindication of Natural Diet / Percy Bysshe Shelley --
pt. III. The Nineteenth Century: Diet and Compassion. A Shameful Human Infirmity / Alphonse de Lamartine. The World is a Mighty Slaughterhouse and Flesh-Eating and Human Decimation / William A. Alcott. Human Beasts of Prey and Fellow-Suffering / Richard Wagner. The Immorality of Carnivorism / Leo Tolstoy. The Essence of True Justice / Anna Kingsford --
pt. IV. The Twentieth Century: Diet, Rights, and the Global Perspective. The Humanities of Diet / Henry S. Salt. Universal Kinship / J. Howard Moore. The Unpardonable Crime / Romain Rolland. Diet and Morality / Mohandas Gandhi. The Ethic of Reverence for Life / Albert Schweitzer. The Moral Basis of Vegetarianism / Tom Regan. All Animals Are Equal / Peter Singer. The Right Not to Be Eaten / Thomas Auxter. An Ecological Argument for Vegetarianism / Peter S. Wentz. The Pretext of "Necessary Suffering" / Stephen R.L. Clark. Like Driving a Cadillac / Frances Moore Lappe. Images of Death and Life: Food Animal Production and the Vegetarian Option / Harriet Schleifer. Dietethics: Its Influence on Future Farming Patterns / Jon Wynne-Tyson. Contextual Moral Vegetarianism / Deane Curtin. The Social Construction of Edible Bodies and Humans as Predators / Carol J. Adams --
App. I. Arguments against Ethical Vegetarianism --
App. II. Animals and Slavery --
App. III. Automatism of Brutes --
App. IV. We Have Only Indirect Duties to Animals --
App. V. Bibliography of Antivegetarian Sources.
Responsibility: edited by Kerry S. Walters and Lisa Portmess.

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"For vegetarians seeking the historical roots of vegetarianism, for animal rights activists and the environmentally concerned, and for those questioning their consumption of meat, here's a book that provides a deep understanding of vegetarianism as more than just a dietary decision."--Jacket.

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