The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat

Hardcover | September 30, 2015

EditorBen Bramble, Bob Fischer

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A new collection offering provocative and often counterintuitive conclusions on the ethics of meat eating.In a world of industralized farming and feed lots, is eating meat ever a morally responsible choice? Is eating organic or free range sufficient to change the moral equation? Is there a moral cost in not eating meat? As billions of animals continue to be raised and killed by human beings for humanconsumption, affecting the significance and urgency in answering these questions grow.This volume collects twelve new essays by leading moral philosophers who address the difficult questions surrounding meat eating by examining various implications and consequences of our food choices. Some argue for the moral permissibility of eating meat by suggesting views such as farm animalswould not exist and flourish otherwise, and the painless death that awaits is no loss to them. Others consider more specific examples like whether buying french fries at McDonalds is just as problematic as ordering a Big Mac due to the action's indirect support of a major purveyor of meat. The MoralComplexities of Eating Meat is a stimulating contribution to the ongoing debate on meat consumption and actively challenges readers to reevlaute their stand on food and animal ethics.

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A new collection offering provocative and often counterintuitive conclusions on the ethics of meat eating.In a world of industralized farming and feed lots, is eating meat ever a morally responsible choice? Is eating organic or free range sufficient to change the moral equation? Is there a moral cost in not eating meat? As billions ...

Ben Bramble received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Sydney in 2014. He is a postdoctoral fellow in philosophy at the University of Vienna. His main research interests are in moral and political philosophy. Bob Fischer earned his PhD in philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago; he is now an assistant professor...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:September 30, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionPart I: Defending Meat1. Christopher Belshaw: "Meat"2. Donald Bruckner: "Strict Vegetarianism is Immoral"3. J. Baird Callicott: "The Environmental Omnivore's Dilemma"Part II: Challenging Meat4. Julia Driver: "Individual Consumption and Moral Complicity"5. Mark Budolfson: "Is it Wrong to Eat Meat from Factory Farms? If So, Why?"6. Clayton Littlejohn: "Potency and Permissibility"7. Tristram McPherson: "A Moorean Defense of the Omnivore"8. Ben Bramble: "The Case Against Meat"Part III: Future Directions9. Lori Gruen and Robert Jones: "Veganism as an Aspiration"10. Neil Levy: "Vegetarianism: Towards Ideological Impurity"11. Bob Fischer: "Against Blaming the Blameworthy"12. Alexandra Plakias: "Beetles, Bicycles, and Breath Mints: How 'Omni' Should Omnivores Be?"Index