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The moral status of animals is a subject of controversy both within and beyond academic philosophy, especially regarding the question of whether and when it is ethical to eat meat. A commitment to animal rights and related notions of animal protection is often thought to entail a plant-based diet, but recent philosophical work challenges this view by arguing that, even if animals warrant a high degree of moral standing, we are permitted - or even obliged - to eat meat. Andy Lamey provides critical analysis of past and present dialogues surrounding animal rights, discussing topics including plant agriculture, animal cognition, and in vitro meat. He documents the trend toward a new kind of omnivorism that justifies meat-eating within a framework of animal protection, and evaluates for the first time which forms of this new omnivorism can be ethically justified, providing crucial guidance for philosophers as well as researchers in culture and agriculture.Read more
- Proposes a new view of the debate over the ethical status of animals, a philosophical concept which is becoming increasingly high-profile in wider society
- Provides critical analysis of past and current issues, with a focus on the ethics of eating animals
- Features up-to-date discussion of topics including animal cognition, plant signaling, and agricultural sciences
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- Date Published: May 2019
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781107160071
- length: 268 pages
- dimensions: 234 x 155 x 18 mm
- weight: 0.51kg
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
Introduction: the new animal debate
1. The case for animal protection
2. A view to a kill
3. Burger veganism
4. The dinner of double effect
5. Killing them softly
6. What is it like to be a chicken?
7. The logic of the larder
8. Thinking like a plant
9. Long live the new flesh.
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