Ethical Vegetarianism

From Pythagoras to Peter Singer

Author: Kerry S. Walters,Lisa Portmess

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791440438

Category: Philosophy

Page: 287

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For vegetarians seeking the historical roots of vegetarianism, for animal rights activists and the environmentally concerned, and for those questioning their consumption of meat, here's a book that provides a deep understanding of vegetarianism as more than just a dietary decision. This is the first comprehensive collection of primary source material on vegetarianism as a moral choice and includes the writings of Carol Adams, Bernard de Mandeville, Mohandas Gandhi, Oliver Goldsmith, Anna Kingsford, Frances Moore Lappé, Porphyry, Pythagoras, Tom Regan, Albert Schweitzer, Seneca, Peter Singer, Leo Tolstoy, and Richard Wagner, among others.

The Vegetarian Crusade

The Rise of an American Reform Movement, 1817-1921

Author: Adam D. Shprintzen

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469608928

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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Vegetarianism has been practiced in the United States since the country's founding, yet the early years of the movement have been woefully misunderstood and understudied. Through the Civil War, the vegetarian movement focused on social and political reform, but by the late nineteenth century, the movement became a path for personal strength and success in a newly individualistic, consumption-driven economy. This development led to greater expansion and acceptance of vegetarianism in mainstream society. So argues Adam D. Shprintzen in his lively history of early American vegetarianism and social reform. From Bible Christians to Grahamites, the American Vegetarian Society to the Battle Creek Sanitarium, Shprintzen explores the diverse proponents of reform-motivated vegetarianism and explains how each of these groups used diet as a response to changing social and political conditions. By examining the advocates of vegetarianism, including institutions, organizations, activists, and publications, Shprintzen explores how an idea grew into a nationwide community united not only by diet but also by broader goals of social reform.

The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism

Author: R. T. Trall

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787311209


Page: 23

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"Chemical analysis has determined the fact that many of the grains and leguminous products are richer in nutritive elements that the roast beef of old England..".



Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499045263

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 206

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The author is a retired Filipino lawyer and diplomat. After having graduated from the College of Law of Ateneo de Manila University, he passed the Philippine Foreign Service Officer's Exam and joined the Department of Foreign Affairs where he served as the Director of Law Division for twenty years. He recently completed the requirements for a masteral degree in philosophy at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. He is now residing in the United States where he intends to enroll at an Ivy League university for his doctoral degree in philosophy. The Spiritual and Ethical Dimension of Vegetarianism is a major spin-off from his masteral thesis of the same title. He has been a vegetarian for the past forty-three years. He is now a healthy "young" man of seventy-three years.

The Right to Hunt

Author: James B. Whisker

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fish and game licenses

Page: 173

View: 2000


The classic defence of hunting, brought up to date by its author, the acknowledged dean of hunting philosophy, Jame B Whisker. " You'll never find a better guide to the philosophy behind hunting. This unique book is not the ordinary hunting guide telling you where to find the game animals, it's guide to the ideas, the history and the politics of hunting that shape today's debate. This is genuine, useful intellectual ammunition for hunting activists everywhere." Alan Gottlieb

Living Vegetarian For Dummies

Author: Suzanne Havala Hobbs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470616406

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

View: 2969


Practical ways to explore and adapt a vegetarian lifestyle Are you considering a vegetarian diet for yourself or your family? Wondering if it's safe and how you'll get the right amount of nutrients? This authoritative guide has all the answers you need about living vegetarian, featuring healthful advice as well as delicious dishes involving vegetables, fruits, grains, and dairy. Inside you'll find expert advice on adopting a vegetarian lifestyle, from creating a vegetarian shopping list and understanding the nutritional aspects of vegetarian eating, to using the right cooking supplies to vegetarian etiquette, eating out, and converting a kitchen-and your family's mindset-away from meat. You'll discover how to make it work when you're the only member of the house who is vegetarian, as well as how to support a family member, including a child. Provides the latest information on vegetarian diets as they relate to health, the environment, and other areas of our lives Includes tips for gradually reducing your meat intake Explains the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle Offers dozens of new recipes designed to ease the transition from omnivore to vegetarian Whether you're a long-time vegetarian or just starting out, Living Vegetarian For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your guide to evaluating and enjoying a meat-free lifestyle.

The Animal Rights Debate

Abolition or Regulation?

Author: Gary L. Francione,Robert Garner

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231526695

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 1662


Gary L. Francione is a law professor and leading philosopher of animal rights theory. Robert Garner is a political theorist specializing in the philosophy and politics of animal protection. Francione maintains that we have no moral justification for using nonhumans and argues that because animals are property or economic commodities laws or industry practices requiring "humane" treatment will, as a general matter, fail to provide any meaningful level of protection. Garner favors a version of animal rights that focuses on eliminating animal suffering and adopts a protectionist approach, maintaining that although the traditional animal-welfare ethic is philosophically flawed, it can contribute strategically to the achievement of animal-rights ends. As they spar, Francione and Garner deconstruct the animal protection movement in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and elsewhere, discussing the practices of such organizations as PETA, which joins with McDonald's and other animal users to "improve" the slaughter of animals. They also examine American and European laws and campaigns from both the rights and welfare perspectives, identifying weaknesses and strengths that give shape to future legislation and action.

The Vegetarian Agenda

Author: Sonny Desai

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450090923

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 509


Vegetarianism is gaining popularity and a mainstream following in the Western world like never before. Historically only practiced among certain Hindu castes in India for religious reasons, vegetarianism is now being advocated as a means to improve personal health, show compassion towards animals, and reduce carbon emissions. It is being promoted by the political left, animal rights groups like PETA, environmentalists, Hindu religious sects, New Age groups, and Hollywood celebrities. Although mainstream academia and media continue to highlight all the positives of maintaining a vegetarian diet, none of the arguments opposed to Vegetarianism are properly or thoroughly presented. Some in academia, government, and the media have even proposed that laws and taxes should be enforced to limit people's freedom and ability to eat meat. Sonny Desai debunks many of the myths and believes associated with the virtues of Vegetarianism, and proposes the idea that a vegetarian diet may not be as healthy and ethical as people are led to believe. In "The Vegetarian Agenda: The Real Reason behind the Promotion and Popularization of the Meatless Diet", Desai describes in detail many facts about vegetarianism which have been hidden from the public. He explains how vegetarianism's practice among its majority Hindu population may have contributed to India's continual subjugation by foreign rulers, and how vegetarianism may have contributed to the creation of the brutal Hindu caste system. He describes how the Indian Hindu immigrants in the West, and their academic and economic success, may be attributed to their vegetarian diet, and why religion is being used to enforce it upon them. Desai also explains the psychological and physiological effects vegetarian diets have on the human mind and body, and how by understanding it people can freely choose what to eat and not eat. Most importantly, he describes how vegetarianism is being used as a means of mind control by social engineers who would like to recreate humanity to be able to easily adapt to the new science based technological society.

Vegetarianism: A Guide for the Perplexed

Author: Kerry Walters

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 144114532X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 5838


The choice of whether or not to consume animals is more than merely a dietary one. It frequently reflects deep ethical commitments or religious convictions that serve as the bedrock of an entire lifestyle. Proponents of vegetarianism frequently infuriate nonvegetarians, who feel that they're being morally condemned because of what they choose to eat. Vegetarians are frequently infuriated by what they consider to be the nonvegetarians' disregard for the environment and animal-suffering. Vegetarianism: A Guide for the Perplexed offers a much needed survey of the different arguments offered by ethical vegetarians and their critics. In a rigorous but accessible manner, the author scrutinizes the strengths and weaknesses of arguments in defense of vegetarianism based on compassion, rights, interests, eco-feminism, environmentalism, anthrocentrism, and religion. Authors examined include Peter Singer, Tom Regan, Carol J. Adams, and Kathryn Paxton George. As the global climate crisis worsens, population increases, and fossil fuels disappear, ethical and public policy questions about the ethics of diet will become ever more urgent. This book is a useful resource for thinking through the questions.


Author: Dr. Bimal Chhajer

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.

ISBN: 9788189605216


Page: 32

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