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This clear and elegantly argued book examines from various philosophical perspectives the many reasons for adopting a vegetarian diet, from animal interests and rights, to health benefits, global ecology, and world hunger. Hill's careful working through of different moral philosophies makes the book excellent for critical thinking and introduction to moral philosophy courses as well as for courses in contemporary ethical issues and environmental ethics. The book includes a chapter responding to common objections to becoming vegetarian and an examination of why, if the evidence in its favor is so strong, vegetarianism has not caught on. More comprehensive and more philosophical than previous books on the subject, The Case for Vegetarianism is truly the "vegetarian defense manual."
|1||The Traditional Roots of Modern Moral Philosophy and the Case for Vegetarianism||1|
|2||The Argument from the Rights and Interests of Animals||31|
|3||The Argument from Personal Health||69|
|4||The Argument from Global Ecology||105|
|5||The Argument from World Hunger||127|
|6||Some Objections to Vegetarianism Considered||149|
|7||Vegetarianism and Moral Progress||177|
|About the Author||201|
Posted September 25, 2000
John Hill methodically lists hundreds of reasons for becoming a vegetarian and backs up his claims with the research and his own ethical stance. This book should be read and enjoyed by all vegetarians everywhere and by everybody who ever thought of becoming a vegetarian. I keep a copy with me at all times to refute those claims made by carnivores who simply don't know or understand the global, environmental, and ethical reasons we have chosen as our lifestyle. It's an easy read and a great reference book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.