Hunting: Philosophy for Everyone (Philosophy for Everyone)

Hunting: Philosophy for Everyone (Philosophy for Everyone)

By: Nathan Kowalsky (editor), David Petersen (foreword_author), Fritz Allhoff (series_editor)Paperback

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Hunting - Philosophy for Everyone presents a collection of readings from academics and non-academics alike that move beyond the ethical justification of hunting to investigate less traditional topics and offer fresh perspectives on why we hunt. * The only recent book to explicitly examine the philosophical issues surrounding hunting * Shatters many of the stereotypes about hunting, forcing us to rethink the topic * Features contributions from a wide range of academic and non-academic sources, including both hunters and non-hunters

About Author

Editor Nathan Kowalsky is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, St. Joseph's College, University of Alberta. He has published essays in the journals Environmental Ethics and Ethical Perspectives and in the book The Ranges of Evil: Multidisciplinary Studies in Human Wickedness. He has also served as a consultant to Environment Canada (a ministry of the Canadian government). Series Editor Fritz Allhoff is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Western Michigan University, as well as a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University's Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics. In addition to editing the Philosophy for Everyone series, Allhoff is the volume editor or co-editor for several titles, including Wine & Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007), Whiskey & Philosophy (with Marcus P. Adams, Wiley, 2009), and Food & Philosophy (with Dave Monroe, Wiley-Blackwell, 2007).


Foreword: Hunting as Philosophy ( David Petersen). Picking Up the Trail: An Introduction to Hunting - Philosophy for Everyone (Nathan Kowalsky). Part I: The Good, the Bad, and the Hunter. 1 Taking a Shot: Hunting in the Crosshairs (Jesus Ilundain-Agurruza). 2 But They Can't Shoot Back: What Makes Fair Chase Fair? (Theodore Vitali). 3 A Shot in the Dark: The Dubious Prospects of Environmental Hunting (Lisa Kretz). 4 Hunting Like a Vegetarian: Same Ethics, Different Flavors (Tovar Cerulli). 5 What You Can't Learn from Cartoons: Or, How to go Hunting After Watching Bambi (Gregory A. Clark). Part II: The Hunter's View of the World. 6 Hunting for Meaning: A Glimpse of the Game (Brian Seitz). 7 Getting By with a Little Help from My Hunter: Riding to Hounds in English Foxhound Packs (Alison Acton). 8 Tracking in Pursuit of Knowledge: Teachings of an Algonquin Anishinabe Bush Hunter (Jacob Wawatie and Stephanie Pyne). 9 Living with Dead Animals? Trophies as Souvenirs of the Hunt (Garry Marvin). Part III: Eating Nature Naturally. 10 The Carnivorous Herbivore: Hunting and Culture in Human Evolution (Valerius Geist). 11 The Fear of the Lord: Hunting as if the Boss is Watching (Janina Duerr). 12 Hunting: A Return to Nature? (Roger J. H. King). 13 The Camera or the Gun: Hunting through Different Lenses (Jonathan Parker). 14 Flesh, Death and Tofu: Hunters, Vegetarians and Carnal Knowledge (T.R. Kover). Part IV: The Antler Chandelier: Hunting in Culture, Politics and Tradition. 15 The Sacred Pursuit: Reflections on the Literature of Hunting (Roger Scruton). 16 Big Game and Little Sticks: Bow Making and Bow Hunting (Kay Koppedrayer). 17 Going to the Dogs: Savage Longings in Hunting Art (Paula Young Lee). 18 The New Artemis? Women Who Hunt (Debra Merskin). 19 Off the Grid: Rights, Religion and the Rise of the Eco-Gentry (James Carmine). Notes on Contributors.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781444335699
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9781444335699
  • weight: 418
  • ISBN10: 1444335693

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