Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/5293
Title: Shen ceng su shi zhu yi [Deep Vegetarianism]
Contributor(s): Fox, Michael Allen (author)
Publication Date: 2005
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/5293
Abstract: 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.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Xin xing chu ban she [Life Conservationist Association]
Place of Publication: Beijing, China
ISBN: 9787801488411
7801488415
Field of Research (FOR): 220101 Bioethics (human and animal)
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
Other Links: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=U8WgAAAACAAJ
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.bib-an40977708
Extent of Pages: 268
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