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The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat
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The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat

Ben Bramble and Bob Fischer

Abstract

Is it morally wrong to eat meat? If so, what follows from this? This volume brings together twelve chapters, each confronting one question or the other. The book has three parts. The first part features chapters by philosophers who are running against the grain, arguing that meat-eating is sometimes morally permissible, and perhaps even in certain cases morally required. This part includes discussions of roadkill, environmentalism, and the badness of death. The second part features chapters that attempt to improve or build upon existing arguments for vegetarianism or respond to some of the maj ... More

Keywords: vegetarianism, meat-eating, causal impotence, environmentalism, badness of death, moral permissibility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199353903
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199353903.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ben Bramble, editor
Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy, University of Vienna

Bob Fischer, editor
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Texas State University

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Front Matter

Introduction

Ben Bramble, Bob Fischer

I Defending Meat

1 Meat

Christopher Belshaw

II Challenging Meat

6 Potency and Permissibility

Clayton Littlejohn

III Future Directions

9 Veganism as an Aspiration

Lori Gruen, Robert C. Jones

10 Vegetarianism

Neil Levy

End Matter