Deep Vegetarianism

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Temple University Press
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One of the best books on this subject: philosophically rich, theoretically sophisticated, and practically applicable. Really well developed arguments on both sides of the issue, with the ultimate argument in favor of deep veg extremely well supported. Highly recommended!

Contents

A HistoricalPhilosophical Overview
1
2 Antiquity and the Special Case of Porphyry
5
3 From Medieval Times to the Modern Era
13
You Are What You Eat Almost The Meaning of Food
23
2 The Meaning of Meat
25
3 Vegetarian Meanings
32
Compartmentalization of Thought and Feeling and the Burden of Proof
39
2 Inconsistency
44
2 Interspecies Kinship and Compassion
115
3 Universal Nonviolence Ahimsa
124
Native Peoples Spirituality
129
5 Major Religions and Minority Voices
133
6 Vegetarian Building Blocks
139
Arguments Against Vegetarianism
140
2 Humans as Natural Carnivores
147
3 Animals as Replaceable
150

3 Failing to See Connections
46
Environmental Ethicists and MeatEating
47
5 Reversing the Burden of Proof
51
Vegetarian Outlook
54
2 Experiences Emotions and Vegetarianism
56
3 Grounds for Vegetarianism
60
4 The Moral Status of Animals
61
Arguments for Vegetarianism I
65
2 Good Health
66
3 Animal Suffering and Death
76
4 Impartiality or Disinterested Moral Concern
80
Arguments for Vegetarianism II
84
2 The Manipulation of Nature
88
3 World Hunger and Injustice
95
4 Interconnected Forms of Oppression
100
5 Common Threads
111
Arguments for Vegetarianism III
113
4 An Ecological Objection
153
5 The Necessity of Killing
155
6 A Feminist Critique of Vegetarianism
156
7 Indigenous Peoples Cultural Imperialism and MeatEating
159
8 Preventing Carnivorous Behavior in Nature
163
9 Eating Shmoos and Other Consenting or Indifferent Animals
164
10 Why Not Eat FreeRange Animals?
168
11 The Requirement of Moral Sainthood
169
12 Some Observations
173
Conscience and Change
175
2 Vegetarianism or Veganism?
178
3 New Directions and Creative Thinking
180
4 A Way of Life
181
Notes
185
Select Bibliography
215
Index
227
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