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

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

by John Lawrence Hill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847681386

ISBN-13: 9780847681389

Pub. Date: 01/01/1996

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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

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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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847681389
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1The Traditional Roots of Modern Moral Philosophy and the Case for Vegetarianism1
2The Argument from the Rights and Interests of Animals31
3The Argument from Personal Health69
4The Argument from Global Ecology105
5The Argument from World Hunger127
6Some Objections to Vegetarianism Considered149
7Vegetarianism and Moral Progress177
Notes187
Index197
About the Author201

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