Food for Thought The Debate over Eating Meat

ISBN-10: 1591021189

ISBN-13: 9781591021186

Edition: 2004

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List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 5/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 386
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Editor's Introduction
A Controversy with a Long Past
A Very Brief History of Philosophical Vegetarianism and Its Influence
What Anthropology and Medicine Have to Tell Us about Eating Meat
What Is Our Natural Diet, and Should We Really Care
Vegetarianism: The Healthy Alternative
Nutritional Risks of Vegan Diets
The Recent Philosophical Debate over the Moral Status of Animals and Its Implications for Our Diet
The Basic Argument for Vegetarianism
The Conscientious Carnivore
The Right Not to Be Eaten
Animal Liberation: Vegetarianism as Protest
Utilitarianism and Moral Vegetarianism Again: Protest or Effectiveness?
Why It's Wrong to Eat Animals Raised and Slaughtered for Food
Vegetarianism and the Ethics of Virtue
A Critique of the Alleged Moral Basis of Vegetarianism
Traditional and Contemporary Religious Teachings about Our Relation to Animals
The Jewish Diet and Vegetarianism
Christians Are What Christians Eat
The Theological Debate about Meat Eating
The Consumption of Animals and the Catholic Tradition
Is Vegetarianism Un-Islamic?
Eastern Religions and the Eating of Meat
Ask Your Brother for Forgiveness: Animal Respect in Native American Traditions
The Feminist Debate over the Relation Between the Treatment of Animals and of Women
The Sexual Politics of Meat
A Paradox of Ethical Vegetarianism: Unfairness to Women and Children
Contextual Moral Vegetarianism
Empathy and Vegetarian Commitments
The Environmental Debate over Respecting Predatory Nature and Protecting Animals
Bambi Lovers versus Tree Huggers
Vegetarianism, Predation, and Respect for Nature
Moderation, Morals, and Meat
Vegetarianism and Ecofeminism: Toppling Patriarchy with a Fork
Which Is More Important, Respecting Cultural Diversity of Protecting Animals?
Animals and Ecology: Toward a Better Integration
Subsistence Hunting
Further Reading
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