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Food for Thought: The Debate over Eating Meat

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For anyone who has ever wondered about the ethics of killing animals for food, this is the definitive collection of essays on the ethical debate. Written by internationally recognized scholars on both sides of the debate, the provocative articles here compiled will give vegetarians and meat-eaters a thorough grounding in all aspects of this controversial issue.
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Paperback, 386 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Prometheus Books
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Elio Nakouzi
Jul 13, 2015 Elio Nakouzi rated it really liked it
A well-balanced account on the issue. I think this field is growing quickly and involving environmental, anthropocentric, personal health, and ethical issues (among others). This makes it a difficult subject to survey. But this book groups together a series of essays by excellent specialists to cover most of these issues in an objective and informative way. Can be read in small bits, or even selectively depending on you specific interests.
Marta Zaraska
Jan 27, 2016 Marta Zaraska rated it really liked it
It may be a hard read sometimes, very academic, but at the same time it's well worth it. "Food for Thought" is a quite unique book - a thorough, philosophical debate on eating meat, very different from most books written on the topic. Recommended!
Shannon
Mar 24, 2015 Shannon rated it it was amazing
I struggle with food-related politics and ethics. I'm honestly still confused as to which side of the ethical debate I belong. This book is great as experts present both sides. As expected, health issues--what medical doctors and anthropologists have discovered--were discussed. Of particular interest to me, philosophical arguments and religious/spiritual perspectives, including those had by Native Americans and Eastern cultures, on eating animals were examined. Feminist and environmental approac ...more
Robin
Mar 28, 2009 Robin rated it it was amazing
There's a lot of philosophy in this book and it really stretched my mind. Totally recommend this book as an interesting resource that tries to address both sides of the debate over eating meat.
Bridget Fletcher
Nov 04, 2009 Bridget Fletcher rated it it was ok
Interesting to a point, but some of the essays are repetative.
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