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Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
From the Publisher: Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian. But on the brink of fatherhood-facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on a child's behalf-his casual questioning took on an urgency. His quest for answers ultimately required him to visit factory farms in the middle of the night, dissect the emotional ingredients of meals from his childhood, and probe some of his most primal instincts about right and wrong. Brilliantly synthesizing philosophy, literature, science, memoir and his own detective work, Eating Animals explores the many fictions we use to justify our eating habits-from folklore to pop culture to family traditions and national myth-and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting. Marked by Foer's profound moral ferocity and unvarying generosity, as well as the vibrant style and creativity that made his previous books, Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, widely loved, Eating Animals is a celebration and a reckoning, a story about the stories we've told-and the stories we now need to tell.
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
Part memoir and part investigative report, Eating Animals is a groundbreaking moral examination of vegetarianism, farming, and the food we eat every day that inspired the documentary of the same name. Bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his life oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. For years he was content to live with uncertainty about his own dietary choices-but once he started a family, the moral dimensions of food became increasingly important. Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them. Traveling to the darkest corners of our dining habits, Foer raises the unspoken question behind every fish we eat, every chicken we fry, and every burger we grill. A must-read for anyone who cares about building a more humane and healthy world, Eating Animals is a book that, in the words of the Los Angeles Times, places Jonathan Safran Foer "at the table with our greatest philosophers."
Plutarch On Why Eating Animals Is Repulsive by Plutarch
The Ethics Of Eating Animals by Bob Fischer
Intensive animal agriculture wrongs many, many animals. Philosophers have argued, on this basis, that most people in wealthy Western contexts are morally obligated to avoid animal products. This book explains why the author thinks that’s mistaken. He reaches this negative conclusion by contending that the major arguments for veganism fail: they don’t establish the right sort of connection between producing and eating animal-based foods. Moreover, if they didn’t have this problem, then they would have other ones: we wouldn’t be obliged to abstain from all animal products, but to eat strange things instead—e.g., roadkill, insects, and things left in dumpsters. On his view, although we have a collective obligation not to farm animals, there is no specific diet that most individuals ought to have. Nevertheless, he does think that some people are obligated to be vegans, but that’s because they’ve joined a movement, or formed a practical identity, that requires that sacrifice. This book argues that there are good reasons to make such a move, albeit not ones strong enough to show that everyone must do likewise.
Journal Of Moral Theology Volume 3 Number 2 by John Berkman
NON-HUMAN ANIMALS Volume 3, Number 2, June 2014 Edited by John Berkman, Charles C. Camosy, and Celia Deane-Drummond Introduction: Catholic Moral Theology and the Moral Status of Non-Human Animals John Berkman and Celia Deane-Drummond From Theological Speciesism to a Theological Ethology: Where Catholic Moral Theology Needs to Go John Berkman Animals, Evil, and Family Meals Julie Rubio The Use of Non-Human Animals in Biomedical Research: Can Moral Theology Fill the Gap? Charles C. Camosy and Susan Kopp Evolutionary Perspectives on Inter-Morality and Inter-Species Relationships Interrogated in the Light of the Rise and Fall of Homo sapiens sapiens Celia Deane-Drummond Moral Passions: A Thomistic Interpretation of Moral Emotions in Nonhuman and Human Animals Jean Porter Speaking Theologically of Animal Rights James E. Helmer
An introduction to vegetarianism and veganism features an endearing cast of animals shown in both their natural state and in the terrible conditions of the factory farm, describing the negative effects that eating meat has on the environment.
Can Eating Animal Flesh Ever Be Ethical by William Quan Judge
Animals That Eat Nectar And Honey by Alice Lightner Hopf
Discusses nectar-eating animals, including ants, flies, bats, tropical sunbirds, honey possums, and lemurs and emphasizes their role in the pollination of flowering plants.