Case for Vegetarianism: Philosophy for a Small Planet / Edition 1

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Overview

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."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847681389
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,264,970
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

John Lawrence Hill is Associate Professor of Law at St. Thomas University School of Law and the author of The Enlightened Society.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
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
Notes 187
Index 197
About the Author 201
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2000

    John Hill Writes a Methodical Masterpiece

    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.

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