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Eat This Book : A Carnivore's Manifesto / Dominique Lestel.

Author/Creator:
Lestel, Dominique author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Animal welfare.
Electronic books.
Human-animal relationships.
Meat -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Vegetarianism -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
If we want to improve the treatment of animals, Dominique Lestel argues, we must acknowledge our evolutionary impulse to eat them and we must expand our worldview to see how others consume meat ethically and sustainably. The position of vegans and vegetarians is unrealistic and exclusionary. Eat This Book calls at once for a renewed and vigorous defense of animal rights and a more open approach to meat eating that turns us into responsible carnivores. Lestel skillfully synthesizes Western philosophical views on the moral status of animals and holistic cosmologies that recognize human-animal reciprocity. He shows that the carnivore's position is more coherently ethical than vegetarianism, which isolates humans from the world by treating cruelty, violence, and conflicting interests as phenomena outside of life. Describing how meat eaters assume completely-which is to say, metabolically-their animal status, Lestel opens our eyes to the vital relation between carnivores and animals and carnivores' genuine appreciation of animals' life-sustaining flesh. He vehemently condemns factory farming and the terrible footprint of industrial meat eating. His goal is to recreate a kinship between humans and animals that reminds us of what it means to be tied to the world.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Translator's Preface
A Sort of ApeĢritif
APPETIZER. How Does One Recognize an Ethical Vegetarian?
HORS D'OEUVRE. A Short History of Vegetarian Practices
FIRST COURSE. Some (Good) Reasons Not to Become an Ethical Vegetarian
SECOND COURSE. The Ethics of the Carnivore
A SORT OF DESSERT
POSTFACE
Notes
Bibliography
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
Steiner, Gary.
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780231541152
OCLC:
944960991
Publisher Number:
10.7312/lest17296 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.