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Author Huemer, Michael, 1969- author.

Title Dialogues on ethical vegetarianism / Michael Huemer.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 Merancas Library - Circulating Collection  TX371 .H78 2019    DUE 03-31-20
1 copy ordered for Merancas Library - Circulating Collection on 09-27-2019.
Description xvi, 117 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Day 1: suffering, intelligence, and the risk argument -- Day 2: other defences of meat consumption -- Day 3: consciousness and rational belief -- Day 4: the vegan life, abstract theory, and moral motivation.
Summary After lives filled with deep suffering, 74 billion animals are slaughtered worldwide every year on factory farms. Is it wrong to buy the products of this industry? In this book, two college students - a meat-eater and an ethical vegetarian - discuss this question in a series of dialogues conducted over four days. The issues they cover include: how intelligence affects the badness of pain, whether consumers are responsible for the practices of an industry, how individual choices affect an industry, whether farm animals are better off living on factory farms than not existing at all, whether meat-eating is natural, whether morality protects those who cannot understand morality, whether morality protects those who are not members of society, whether humans alone possess souls, whether different creatures have different degrees of consciousness, why extreme animal welfare positions "sound crazy," and the role of empathy in moral judgment. The two students go on to discuss the vegan life, why people who accept the arguments in favor of veganism often fail to change their behavior, and how vegans should interact with non-vegans. A foreword, by Peter Singer, introduces and provides context for the dialogues, and a final annotated bibliography offers a list of sources related to the discussion. It offers abstracts of the most important books and articles related to the ethics of vegetarianism and veganism.
Subject Meat -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Animal welfare.
ISBN 9781138328280 hardcover
1138328286 hardcover
9781138328297 paperback
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