Download PDF or read online Eating Animals Book by Jonathan Safran Foer and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2010-03-04 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Eating Animals is Jonathan Safran Foer's eye-opening account of where meat comes from 'I simply wanted to know - for myself and my family - what meat is. Where does it come from? How is it produced? What are the economic, social and environmental effects? Are there animals that it is straightforwardly right to eat? Are there situations in which not eating animals is wrong? If this began as a personal quest, it didn't stay that way for long . . . ' Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals is the most original book on the subject of food written this century. It will change the way you think, and change the way you eat. For good. 'Moving, disturbing, should be compulsory reading. A genuine masterwork. Read this book. It will change you' Time Out 'Shocking, incandescent, brilliant' The Times 'Everyone who eats flesh should read this book' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall 'Gripping, horrible, wonderful, breathtaking, original. A brilliant synthesis of argument, science and storytelling. One of the finest books ever written on the subject of eating animals' The Times Literary Supplement 'Horrifying, eloquent, timely' Spectator 'If you eat meat and fish, you should read this book. Even if you don't, you should. It might bring the beginning of a change of heart about all living things' Joanna Lumley Jonathan Safran Foer was born in 1977. He is the author of Everything is Illuminated, which won the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book award; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which is now a major film starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock; and Eating Animals. He is also the editor of A Convergence of Birds and of a new edition of the Haggadah.
Download PDF or read online The Ethics of Eating Animals Book by Bob Fischer and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-09-05 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : 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.
Download PDF or read online Plutarch on why eating animals is repulsive Book by Plutarch and published by Philaletheians UK. This book was released on 2017-12-25 with total page 11 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :
Download PDF or read online Eating Animals Book by Jonathan Safran Foer and published by Back Bay Books. This book was released on 2010-09-01 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Like many young Americans, Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. As he became a husband, and then a father, the moral dimensions of eating became increasingly important to him. 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. Part memoir and part investigative report, 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."
Download PDF or read online The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat Book by Ben Bramble and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2016 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This volume collects twelve new essays by leading moral philosophers on a vitally important topic: the ethics of eating meat. Some of the key questions examined include: Are animals harmed or benefited by our practice of raising and killing them for food? Do the realities of the marketplace entail that we have no power as individuals to improve the lives of any animals by becoming vegetarian, and if so, have we any reason to stop eating meat? Suppose it is morally wrong to eat meat--should we be blamed for doing so? If we should be vegetarians, what sort should we be?
Download PDF or read online Can eating animal flesh ever be ethical? Book by William Quan Judge and published by Philaletheians UK. This book was released on 2017-12-17 with total page 9 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :
Download PDF or read online A Buddhist Perspective on the Faults of Eating Meat Book by Lama Phurbu Tashi Rinpoche and published by Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. This book was released on 2017-01-01 with total page 56 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A Buddhist Perspective on the Fault of Eating Meat: Each year, around 120 billion land animals and 1.5 trillion sea animals are killed for human consumption. This book provides compelling arguments on the wisdom of giving up meat and adopting a vegetarian diet. Lama Phurbu Tashi Rinpoche draws on Buddhist teachings, both sutra and tantra, to support his case, while Matthieu Ricard refers to scientific evidence on the environmental damage caused by the industrial farming of animals and commercial fishing. Both authors invite us to extend our compassion to reduce the vast number of animals raised and slaughtered for human consumption.
Download PDF or read online Meanings and Other Things Book by Gary Ostertag and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016 with total page 548 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In 'Meanings and Other Things' 14 leading philosophers explore central themes in the writings of Stephen Schiffer, a leading figure in philosophy since the 1970s. Topics range from theories of meaning to moral cognitivism, the nature of paradox, and the problem of vagueness. Schiffer's responses set out his current thinking.
Download PDF or read online The Question of the Animal and Religion Book by Aaron S. Gross and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2014-12-02 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Through an absorbing investigation into recent, high-profile scandals involving one of the largest kosher slaughterhouses in the world, located unexpectedly in Postville, Iowa, Aaron S. Gross makes a powerful case for elevating the category of the animal in the study of religion. Major theorists have almost without exception approached religion as a phenomenon that radically marks humans off from other animals, but Gross rejects this paradigm, instead matching religion more closely with the life sciences to better theorize human nature. Gross begins with a detailed account of the scandals at Agriprocessors and their significance for the American and international Jewish community. He argues that without a proper theorization of "animals and religion," we cannot fully understand religiously and ethically motivated diets and how and why the events at Agriprocessors took place. Subsequent chapters recognize the significance of animals to the study of religion in the work of Ernst Cassirer, Emile Durkheim, Mircea Eliade, Jonathan Z. Smith, and Jacques Derrida and the value of indigenous peoples' understanding of animals to the study of religion in our daily lives. Gross concludes by extending the Agribusiness scandal to the activities at slaughterhouses of all kinds, calling attention to the religiosity informing the regulation of "secular" slaughterhouses and its implications for our relationship with and self-imagination through animals.
Download PDF or read online Animal Theory Book by Derek Ryan and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2015-06-14 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : From caged orangutans to roasted pig, from dog training to horse phobias, from communicating bees to ruminating cows, over the course of an introduction and four thematically organised chapters Derek Ryan explores how animals are encountered in theoretica
Download PDF or read online APC New Discovery - Class 3 Book by S.C. Maheshwari and published by Avichal Publishing Company. This book was released on with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The early schooling years in a child’s life are of extreme importance. These are the times when he focuses his eyes and mind on everything that is new and appealing. His mind is untrained and he has learned only the basics of communication. His vocabulary is limited but he is eager to learn.Whatever is presented to him, he absorbs like a sponge. His attention span is short and he requires constant reinforcement. What interests him most is things and events around him. This is the golden opportunity to inculcate in him a spirit of adventure and inquiry, to teach him to ask, to reason and to pick up healthy habits. With this in mind our publisher decided to bring out a science series for the junior classes.
Download PDF or read online Emerald Term Book Class 02 Term 03 Book by Sutapa Basu & Kusum Wadhwa & Anju Loomba & Sharmila Basu & Nalini Hariharan and published by New Saraswati House India Pvt Ltd. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Emerald Term Book Class 02 Term 03
Download PDF or read online Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics in Contemporary Buddhism Book by James Stewart and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-08-14 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Buddhism is widely known to advocate a stance of total pacifism towards all sentient beings, and because of this, it is often thought that Buddhist doctrine would stipulate that non-violent food practices, such as vegetarianism, be mandatory. However, the Pāli source materials do not encourage vegetarianism and most Buddhists do not practice it. Using research based on ethnographic evidence and interviews, this book discusses this issue by presenting an investigation of vegetarianism and animal ethics within a Buddhist cultural domain. Focusing on Sri Lanka, a place of great historical significance to Buddhism, the book looks at how lay Buddhists and the clergy came to understand the role of vegetarianism and animal ethics in Buddhism. It analyses whether the Buddha preached a view that encouraged vegetarianism, and how this squares with his pacifism towards animals. The book goes on to question how Buddhist food practices intersect with other secular activities such as traditional medicine, as well as discussing the wider implications of Buddhist animal pacifism including vegetarian political movements and animal rights groups. Shedding light on a subject that, until now, has only been tangentially treated by scholars, this interdisciplinary study will be of interest to those working in the fields of Buddhist Studies, Religion and Philosophy, as well as South Asian Studies.
Download PDF or read online Ethical Vegetarianism and Veganism Book by Andrew Linzey and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-10-25 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The protest against meat eating may turn out to be one of the most significant movements of our age. In terms of our relations with animals, it is difficult to think of a more urgent moral problem than the fate of billions of animals killed every year for human consumption. This book argues that vegetarians and vegans are not only protestors, but also moral pioneers. It provides 25 chapters which stimulate further thought, exchange, and reflection on the morality of eating meat. A rich array of philosophical, religious, historical, cultural, and practical approaches challenge our assumptions about animals and how we should relate to them. This book provides global perspectives with insights from 11 countries: US, UK, Germany, France, Belgium, Israel, Austria, the Netherlands, Canada, South Africa, and Sweden. Focusing on food consumption practices, it critically foregrounds and unpacks key ethical rationales that underpin vegetarian and vegan lifestyles. It invites us to revisit our relations with animals as food, and as subjects of exploitation, suggesting that there are substantial moral, economic, and environmental reasons for changing our habits. This timely contribution, edited by two of the leading experts within the field, offers a rich array of interdisciplinary insights on what ethical vegetarianism and veganism means. It will be of great interest to those studying and researching in the fields of animal geography and animal-studies, sociology, food studies and consumption, environmental studies, and cultural studies. This book will be of great appeal to animal protectionists, environmentalists, and humanitarians.
Download PDF or read online The Things We Mean Book by Stephen Schiffer and published by Clarendon Press. This book was released on 2003-09-04 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : If there exist such things as the things we mean, then those things are also the things we believe, and the things in terms of which we must understand all semantic notions. If such entities as the things we mean and believe exist, an account of their nature must be the most foundational concern in the theory of linguistic and mental representation. Schiffer argues that there are such things as the things we mean and believe. They are what he calls pleonastic propositions, and he provides an account of what they are in themselves and of their place in nature, language and thought. After developing the theory of pleonastic propositions, Schiffer uses it to provide accounts of (among other things) linguistic meaning and knowledge of meaning, the relation between intentional and non-intentional facts, vagueness and indeterminacy, moral discourse, conditionals, and the role of propositional content in information acquisition and explanation. This radical new treatment of meaning will command the attention of everyone who works on fundamental questions about language, and will attract much interest from other areas of philosophy.
Download PDF or read online Headways in Science & Health Today 5 Teacher's Manual1st Ed. 1999 Book by and published by Rex Bookstore, Inc.. This book was released on with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :
Download PDF or read online Knowledge, Virtue, and Action Book by Tim Henning and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-09-23 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This volume brings together recent work by leading and up-and-coming philosophers on the topic of virtue epistemology. The prospects of virtue-theoretic analyses of knowledge depend crucially on our ability to give some independent account of what epistemic virtues are and what they are for. The contributions here ask how epistemic virtues matter apart from any narrow concern with defining knowledge; they show how epistemic virtues figure in accounts of various aspects of our lives, with a special emphasis on our practical lives. In essence, the essays here put epistemic virtues to work.