David Christopher Lane is a Professor of Philosophy at Mt. San Antonio College and an Adjunct Professor in Religious Studies at California State University, Long Beach. Professor Lane received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego, where he was also a recipient of a Regents Fellowship. He has two M.A.'s (one in Sociology from UCSD; and one in the History and Phenomenology of Religion from GTU, Berkeley). Dr. Lane has previously taught at the University of London, California School of Professional Psychology, and Warren College at the University of California, San Diego. He has written a number of books, including The Radhasoami Tradition (Garland Publishers, New York, 1992) and Exposing Cults: When the Skeptical Mind Confronts the Mystical (Garland Publishers, New York, 1994). He was instrumental in releasing the life and work of Baba Faqir Chand, which is published under the title The Unknowing Sage (MSAC Philosophy Group, Walnut, Fifth edition, 2014). Dr. Lane is married to Andrea Diem-Lane, who is also a Professor of Philosophy at Mt. San Antonio College. They have two children, Shaun-Michael and Kelly-Joseph. Professor Lane is currently working on a series of films detailing his research work in India and elsewhere.
Why I Don't Eat Faces: A Neurophilosophical Argument for Veganismby David Christopher Lane
The moral imperative behind vegetarianism is precisely this: To imagine the pain of an animal and then to ask yourself one straightforward question: Do I need to kill it in order to live? And, if you do not need to eat animals to live a good life, then ask yourself the following, and perhaps more pertinent, questions: Is slaughtering a cow, beheading a chicken, or hooking a fish necessary? Is my palate the driving force behind my ethical values?
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