Food Ethics (International edition)

Food Ethics (International edition)

By: Louis P. Pojman (author), Paul Pojman (author)Paperback

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Now, perhaps more than ever before, we are aware of the ethical choices we make each time we eat. This anthology explores issues such as genetically modified foods, animal rights, population and consumption, pollution, centralized versus local production, vegetarianism and more. The twenty one readings that make up this volume bring together a diverse group of voices. Introductions and study questions help you to prepare for reflection and discussion on these significant and noteworthy issues.

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About Author

Paul Pojman completed his Ph. D. at Indiana University, in the department of History and Philosophy of Science. He is currently Assistant Professor at Towson University in the Philosophy Department, and Associated Faculty with the Environmental Studies and Science Programs. Louis P. Pojman (1935-2005) was Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at the United States Military Academy and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary/Columbia University. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Copenhagen and a Rockefeller Fellow at Hamburg University. He received his D.Phil. in Philosophy from Oxford University in 1997.His first position was at the University of Notre Dame, after which he taught at the University of Texas at Dallas. Later, at the University of Mississippi, he served for three years as Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion. In 1995, he became Professor of Philosophy at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He most recently was Visiting Professor at Brigham Young University in Utah and Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Oxford University. Pojman won several research and teaching awards, including the Burlington Northern Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarship (1988) and the Outstanding Scholar/Teacher in the Humanities at the University of Mississippi (1994). He wrote in the areas of philosophy of religion, epistemology, ethics, and political philosophy and authored or edited more than 30 books and 100 articles. Louis Pojman passed away in 2005.

Contents

1. INTRODUCTION. David M. Kaplan: Food Ethics. 2. ANIMAL RIGHTS. Immanuel Kant: Rational Beings Alone Have Moral Worth. Holly Wilson: Kant's Treatment of Animals. Peter Singer: A Utilitarian Defense of Animal Liberation. Tom Regan: The Radical Egalitarian Case for Animal Rights. Mary Ann Warren: A Critique of Regan's Rights Theory. 3. POPULATION AND CONSUMPTION. Bill McKibben: A Special Moment in History: The Challenge of Overpopulation and Overconsumption. Garrett Hardin: The Tragedy of the Commons. Jacqueline Kasun: The Unjust War against Population. Garrett Hardin: Lifeboat Ethics. William Murdoch and Allan Oaten: Population and Food: A Critique of Lifeboat Ethics. 4. POLLUTION: SOIL, AIR, WATER. Hilary French: You Are What You Breathe. George Bradford: We All Live in Bhopal. William F. Baxter: People or Penguins: The Case for Optimal Pollution. David Pimentel: Is Silent Spring Beyond Us? 5. FOOD ETHICS. Mylan Engel, Jr: Hunger, Duty and Ecology: On What We Owe Starving Human Beings Tristram Coffim, The World Food Supply: The Damage Done by Cattle-Raising Michael Fox, Vegetarianism and Planetary Health. Jonathan Rauch Can Frankenfood Save the Planet? Mae Ho, Unholy Alliance: Critiques of Genetically Modified Foods. The ETC Report, The Poor can Feed Themselves.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/01/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781111772307
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781111772307
  • weight: 312
  • ISBN10: 1111772304
  • edition: International edition

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