Deep vegetarianism

Michael Allen Fox

Challenging the basic assumptions of a meat-eating society, "Deep Vegetarianism" is a spirited and compelling defense of a vegetarian lifestyle. Considering all of the major arguments both for and against vegetarianism and the habits of meat-eaters, vegetarians, and vegans alike, Michael Allen Fox addresses vegetarianism's cultural, historical, and philosophical background, details vegetarianism's impact on one's living and thinking, and relates vegetarianism to classical and recent defenses of the moral status of animals. Demonstrating how a vegetarian diet is related to our awareness of the world and our ethical outlook on life, Fox looks at the different kinds of vegetarian commitments people make and their reasons for making them. In chapters that address such issues as the experiences, emotions, and grounds that are part of choosing vegetarianism, Fox discusses not only good health, animal suffering, and the environmental impacts of meat production, but such issues as the meaning of food, world hunger, religion and spirituality, and, significantly, the links shared between vegetarianism and other human rights movements and ideologies, particularly feminism. In an extensive chapter that addresses arguments made by advocates of meat-eating, Fox speaks to claims of humans as natural carnivores, animals as replaceable, and vegetarians as anti-feminist. He also addresses arguments surrounding the eating habits of indigenous peoples, eating free-range animals, and carnivorous behavior among animals. The most complete examination of the vegetarian outlook to date, "Deep Vegetarianism" reveals the broad range of philosophical views that contribute to such a choice. It recognizes, and calls for, a conscious awareness of and an individual responsibility to the issues that exist in the moral, political, and social spheres of our existence. With its lively and controversial discussion, "Deep Vegetarianism" promises to appeal to anyone looking to explore the relationship between dietary choice, lifestyle, the treatment of animals and the environment, and personal ethical responsibility. It will also be particularly useful for students and teachers of moral philosophy, ethics, religion, comparative cultures, ecology, and feminism. Author note: Michael Allen Fox has authored and edited numerous books and is Professor of Philosophy at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Once an outspoken advocate for animal experimentation, he has since repudiated that view and has published numerous articles in support of vegetarianism and animal rights.

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Challenging the basic assumptions of a meat-eating society, "Deep Vegetarianism" is a spirited and compelling defense of a vegetarian lifestyle. Considering all of the major arguments both for and against vegetarianism and the habits of meat-eaters, vegetarians, and vegans alike, Michael Allen Fox addresses vegetarianism's cultural, historical, and philosophical background, details vegetarianism's impact on one's living and thinking, and relates vegetarianism to classical and recent defenses of the moral status of animals. Demonstrating how a vegetarian diet is related to our awareness of the world and our ethical outlook on life, Fox looks at the different kinds of vegetarian commitments people make and their reasons for making them. In chapters that address such issues as the experiences, emotions, and grounds that are part of choosing vegetarianism, Fox discusses not only good health, animal suffering, and the environmental impacts of meat production, but such issues as the meaning of food, world hunger, religion and spirituality, and, significantly, the links shared between vegetarianism and other human rights movements and ideologies, particularly feminism. In an extensive chapter that addresses arguments made by advocates of meat-eating, Fox speaks to claims of humans as natural carnivores, animals as replaceable, and vegetarians as anti-feminist. He also addresses arguments surrounding the eating habits of indigenous peoples, eating free-range animals, and carnivorous behavior among animals. The most complete examination of the vegetarian outlook to date, "Deep Vegetarianism" reveals the broad range of philosophical views that contribute to such a choice. It recognizes, and calls for, a conscious awareness of and an individual responsibility to the issues that exist in the moral, political, and social spheres of our existence. With its lively and controversial discussion, "Deep Vegetarianism" promises to appeal to anyone looking to explore the relationship between dietary choice, lifestyle, the treatment of animals and the environment, and personal ethical responsibility. It will also be particularly useful for students and teachers of moral philosophy, ethics, religion, comparative cultures, ecology, and feminism. Author note: Michael Allen Fox has authored and edited numerous books and is Professor of Philosophy at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Once an outspoken advocate for animal experimentation, he has since repudiated that view and has published numerous articles in support of vegetarianism and animal rights.

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[目次]

  • Series Foreword Preface Acknowledgments 1. A Historical-Philosophical Overview Learning from the History of Vegetarianism Antiquity and the Special Case of Porphyry From Medieval Times to the Modern Era 2. You Are What You Eat (Almost): The Meaning of Food Food Symbolism The Meaning of Meat Vegetarian Meanings 3. Compartmentalization of Thought and Feeling-and the Burden of Proof The Compartmentalization Phenomenon Inconsistency Failing to See Connections A Brief Case Study: Environmental Ethicists and Meat-Eating Reversing the Burden of Proof 4. Vegetarian Outlooks Types of Vegetarianism Experiences, Emotions, and Vegetarianism Grounds for Vegetarianism The Moral Status of Animals 5. Arguments for Vegetarianism: I An Overview Good Health Animal Suffering and Death Impartiality, or Disinterested Moral Concern 6. Arguments for Vegetarianism: II The Environmental Impact of Meat Production The Manipulation of Nature World Hunger and Injustice Interconnected Forms of Oppression Common Threads 7. Arguments for Vegetarianism: III Wisdom Traditions and Modern Parallels Interspecies Kinship and Compassion Universal Nonviolence (Ahimsa) Earthdwelling: Native Peoples' Spirituality Major Religions and Minority Voices Vegetarian Building Blocks 8. Arguments Against Vegetarianism The Consequences of Vegetarianism Humans as Natural Carnivores Animals as Replaceable An Ecological Objection The Necessity of Killing A Feminist Critique of Vegetarianism Indigenous Peoples, Cultural Imperialism, and Meat-Eating Preventing Carnivorous Behavior in Nature Eating Shmoos and Other Consenting or Indifferent Animals Why Not Eat Free-Range Animals? The Requirement of Moral Sainthood Some Observations 9. Conscience and Change The Vegetarian Conscience Vegetarianism or Veganism? New Directions and Creative Thinking A Way of Life Notes Select Bibliography Index

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[目次]

  • Series Foreword Preface Acknowledgments 1. A Historical-Philosophical Overview Learning from the History of Vegetarianism Antiquity and the Special Case of Porphyry From Medieval Times to the Modern Era 2. You Are What You Eat (Almost): The Meaning of Food Food Symbolism The Meaning of Meat Vegetarian Meanings 3. Compartmentalization of Thought and Feeling-and the Burden of Proof The Compartmentalization Phenomenon Inconsistency Failing to See Connections A Brief Case Study: Environmental Ethicists and Meat-Eating Reversing the Burden of Proof 4. Vegetarian Outlooks Types of Vegetarianism Experiences, Emotions, and Vegetarianism Grounds for Vegetarianism The Moral Status of Animals 5. Arguments for Vegetarianism: I An Overview Good Health Animal Suffering and Death Impartiality, or Disinterested Moral Concern 6. Arguments for Vegetarianism: II The Environmental Impact of Meat Production The Manipulation of Nature World Hunger and Injustice Interconnected Forms of Oppression Common Threads 7. Arguments for Vegetarianism: III Wisdom Traditions and Modern Parallels Interspecies Kinship and Compassion Universal Nonviolence (Ahimsa) Earthdwelling: Native Peoples' Spirituality Major Religions and Minority Voices Vegetarian Building Blocks 8. Arguments Against Vegetarianism The Consequences of Vegetarianism Humans as Natural Carnivores Animals as Replaceable An Ecological Objection The Necessity of Killing A Feminist Critique of Vegetarianism Indigenous Peoples, Cultural Imperialism, and Meat-Eating Preventing Carnivorous Behavior in Nature Eating Shmoos and Other Consenting or Indifferent Animals Why Not Eat Free-Range Animals? The Requirement of Moral Sainthood Some Observations 9. Conscience and Change The Vegetarian Conscience Vegetarianism or Veganism? New Directions and Creative Thinking A Way of Life Notes Select Bibliography Index

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この本の情報

書名 Deep vegetarianism
著作者等 Fox, Michael Allen
シリーズ名 America in transition
出版元 Temple University Press
刊行年月 c1999
ページ数 xxii, 234 p.
大きさ 21 cm
ISBN 1566397057
1566397049
NCID BA53270765
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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