The Ethics of Diet

The Ethics of Diet

This book is a history of vegetarianism as told through the writings of some of history's great thinkers and writers.

Author: Howard Williams

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ISBN: 1907355219

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This book is a history of vegetarianism as told through the writings of some of history's great thinkers and writers. The author Howard Williams travels back in time to Antiquity and from there moves through the centuries all the way up to his contemporaries in the 19th century. Leo Tolstoy was impressed with 'The Ethics of Diet'; he had it translated into his native Russian and wrote the narrative for the Russian edition. Throughout the ages, many of the world's finest minds detested the eating of flesh and the cruelty that humans inflict on their fellow creatures. Buddha advocated a vegetarian diet for his monks and stated: ""There hath been slaughter for the sacrifice, and slaying for the meat, but henceforth none shall spill the blood of life, nor taste of flesh; seeing that knowledge grows and life is one, and mercy cometh to the merciful."" Pythagoras abstained from eating meat around the age of nineteen as he believed that abstaining from flesh kept the soul pure. Lamblichus, who studied Pythagoras stated that the great mathematician; "Enjoyed abstinence from the flesh of animals, because it is conducive to peace; for those who are accustomed to abominate the slaughter of other animals as iniquitous and unnatural, will think it still more unjust and unlawful to kill a man or to engage in war."" Arthur Schopenhauer, the German philosopher said; ""Since compassion for animals is so intimately associated with goodness of character, it may be confidently asserted that whoever is cruel to animals cannot be a good man."" Plutarch, Seneca, Plato, Shelley and Wagner all grace these pages and many more... Thoreau observes, ""One farmer says to me, ""You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make the bones with;"" and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying himself with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plough along in spite of every obstacle.""
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The Ethics of Diet

The Ethics of Diet

First published in 1883, thisvolume was written by the English humanitarian and vegetarian Howard Williams andcontains a definitive history of vegetarian thought and philosophy.

Author: Howard Williams

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ISBN: UCD:31175001219107

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 336

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First published in 1883, thisvolume was written by the English humanitarian and vegetarian Howard Williams andcontains a definitive history of vegetarian thought and philosophy. The author compiled a thorough anthology that helped to galvanize the vegetarian movement into the 20th century, tracing the movement's roots back to Hesiod in the eighth century BCE. Later editions included the writings of Anna Kingsford and Henry DavidThoreau.
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The Ethics of Diet

The Ethics of Diet

'The Ethics of Diet' has well deserved the appellation of 'the text book of vegetarianism,' and the exceptional honor of being translated into Russian by so great a literary and ethical authority as Count Leo Tolstoy, who has spoken of Mr. ...

Author: Howard Williams

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ISBN: 1979079277

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"Howard Williams, a devoted disciple of Shelley and an enthusiastic defender of vegetarianism....Although the progress of vegetarianism has been slow, at least in European countries, the problem is older than Christianity, and it is highly interesting to study its history from Hesiod eight hundred years before Christ to our times. In penetrating into this subject we must examine the possibility of a purely vegetarian diet and its compatibility with progress and civilization." -The University Magazine and Free Review "It is much more than its title implies. It contains a series of excellent biographies of all the great men who have been vegetarians, or who have advocated vegetarianism....Few people have any idea of the great number of wise men who, in all ages since the dawn of civilization, have protested against flesh eating." -Amalgamated Engineers Monthly Journal "When things are present in abundance we often say they are as common as blackberries, and of book in London we may fitly say they are very much more common than that humble berry has ever been in our day. The good people in the 'Row' tell us that books have their seasons, but we find them coming in upon us in season and out of season. Still we always open a new book with genuine pleasure, and the one before us is unusually charming....'The Ethics of Diet' will take a permanent place on the shelves of scholars, if only as a mere display of pure adn chaste learning. A man need not be a vegetist to enjoy it, and no words of ours are sufficient to express our high appreciation of its merits....We cannot conclude this little notice without personally our thanks to Mr. Howard Williams for so choice a literary treat." -The Homoeopathic World "The author surveys mankind throughout the ages, and it is astonishing what a vast consensus of opinion he has been able to amass on the side of the humane aspect of dietetics." -The Glasgow Evening Times "Undoubtedly the greatest and most notable of all Howard Williams' contributions to the literature of humanitarianism....One of his strongest convictions is that the sacred cause of Right and Humaneness would be now far more advanced if there were a fuller persuasion among all humane persons of the importance of more efficient organization and concentration of energy against the worst forms of cruelty, and if the value of private propagandism and insistence upon the criminality of acquiescing in cruel usages were more generally recognized....'The Ethics of Diet' has well deserved the appellation of 'the text book of vegetarianism,' and the exceptional honor of being translated into Russian by so great a literary and ethical authority as Count Leo Tolstoy, who has spoken of Mr. Williams' work of the Vegetarian Society, to which all humane dietists owe their thanks, this extremely valuable and important book...is an event of real significance in the annals of humane reform." -The Humane Review "As a book of reference and as a historical work on food it has high value....An interesting work, giving the opinions of philosophers and moral reformers, eminent physicians and others in all ages on the subject of diet and drink. Prefacing each is a brief sketch of the life of the person whose views have been quoted. There are several hundred names altogether, and the opinions are all in favor of temperance and moderation in diet, with a preponderance in favor of vegetable food." -Journal of Hygiene and Herald of Health
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Towards a Vegan Jurisprudence

Towards a Vegan Jurisprudence

United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC), 'CCPR General Comment No 22: Article 18 (Freedom of Thought, ... Flesh Eating (University of Illinois Press 1883/2003) ——— The Ethics of Diet: An Anthology of Vegetarian Thought (White Crow ...

Author: Jeanette Rowley

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793623676

Category: Law

Page: 235

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Towards a Vegan Jurisprudence: The Need for a Reorientation of Human Rights argues that, in order to give effect to animal rights, human society is obliged to question the extent to which our social norms permit us to manifest compassionate justice to other animals. Jeanette Rowley posits a new perspective on the theory and practice of human rights to accommodate the demands of vegans for rights for nonhuman animals, recognizing the existing argument that the idea grounding human rights is our ethical responsibility to the precarious, mortal other. Rowley develops this principle to ground the rights claims of vegans in the ethics of alterity, applying the concept to nonhuman others to ground the protection of other animals and provide a new approach to human rights litigation to accommodate vegans, calling for the reconceptualization of the very idea of human rights.
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Ethics in the Wake of Wittgenstein

Ethics in the Wake of Wittgenstein

Ethics and the Environment 11(11): 97–132. Tolstoy, Leo. 2009. “The First Step”. In Reprinted as the Introduction to William Howard, The Ethics of Diet: An Anthology of Vegetarian Thought. Guildford: White Crow Books.

Author: Benjamin De Mesel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351721530

Category: Philosophy

Page: 284

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This book brings together essays from leading scholars who, rather than taking a strictly exegetical approach, attempt to show how discussions in moral philosophy can benefit from Wittgenstein’s later philosophical work. The essays in this volume make the argument that Wittgenstein’s relevance for moral philosophy depends not only on his views about ethics, but also on the methods he introduces, on his views on the nature of philosophy and philosophical problems, and on the insights into language developed in his philosophy. They also focus on the ‘Wittgensteinian tradition’ in moral philosophy and its relation to more mainstream analytic moral philosophy, addressing how several prominent philosophers use these ideas and methods in their work. Ethics in the Wake of Wittgenstein seeks to answer the following question: Can we apply Wittgenstein’s ways of dealing with problems in logic, philosophy of language, epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of mathematics to moral philosophy as well? It will be of interest to Wittgenstein scholars and those working on current debates in moral philosophy, metaethics, and normative ethics.
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Cora Diamond on Ethics

Cora Diamond on Ethics

Introduction to The Ethics of Diet: An Anthology of Vegetarian Thought, by Howard Williams, 11–46. Guildford: White Crow Books. Wadiwel, Dinesh. 2015. The War Against Animals. Leiden: Brill Rodopi. Williams, Bernard. 1978.

Author: Maria Balaska

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030592196

Category: Philosophy

Page: 267

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This collection offers an in-depth look at Cora Diamond’s distinctive approach to ethics and its philosophical significance. It comprises a new essay by Cora Diamond on the policing of concepts, followed by ten original chapters by world-class scholars covering conceptual loss, moral theory, the category of the human, the moral consideration of animals, and the meaning of narcissism. Including comparisons to the work of other contemporary moral philosophers such as Martha Nussbaum, Jeff McMahan, Rai Gaita, Eva Kittay, Christine Korsgaard, and Edward Harcourt, the volume also creates interdisciplinary links between Diamond’s work and other fields of study, including psychoanalysis and contemporary ethology. Showcasing the vital importance of Diamond’s contribution to philosophy, this volume is essential reading for scholars working in ethics, philosophy of language and literature.
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Critical Animal Studies

Critical Animal Studies

“An Apologia for Activism: Global Responsibility, Ethical Advocacy, and Environmental Problems. ... In Introduction to The Ethics of Diet: An Anthology of Vegetarian Thought, edited by Howard Williams. Guildford: White Crow Books, 2009.

Author: Atsuko Matsuoka

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781786606488

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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This volume offers an important contribution to the field of Critical Animal Studies. It charts new territory by showcasing recent research, key debates and emerging trends and features an international and transdisciplinary team of academics and activists. Ideal for advanced-level students in Critical Animal Studies and the wider Social Sciences.
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Animal Crisis

Animal Crisis

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, trans. Antonia Lloyd-Jones. London: Fitzcarraldo Editions. Tolstoy, Leo. 2009 [1883]. “The First Step.” Introduction to Howard Williams, The Ethics of Diet: An Anthology of Vegetarian Thought.

Author: Alice Crary

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509549696

Category: Philosophy

Page: 136

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Leading philosophers Alice Crary and Lori Gruen offer a searing and desperately needed response to systems of thought and action that are failing animals and, ultimately, humans too. In the wake of global pandemics, mass extinctions, habitat destruction, and catastrophic climate change, they issue a clarion call to address the intertwined problems we face, arguing that we must radically reimagine our relationships with other animals. In stark contrast to traditional theories in animal ethics, which abstract from social mechanisms harmful to human beings, Animal Crisis makes the case that there can be no animal liberation without human emancipation. Borrowing from critical theories such as ecofeminism, Crary and Gruen present a critical animal theory for understanding and combating the structural forces that enable the diminishment of so many to the advantage of a few. With seven case studies of complex human-animal relations, they make an urgent plea to dismantle the “human supremacism” that is devastating animal lives and hurtling us toward ecocide.
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Enter the Animal

Enter the Animal

In The ethics of diet: an anthology of vegetarian thought. Howard Williams, abridged version. Guildford: White Crows Books. Torta D.M. and F. Cauda (2011). Different functions in the cingulate cortex, a meta-analytic connectivity ...

Author: Teya Brooks Pribac

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 9781743327401

Category: Nature

Page: 262

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Historically, grief and spirituality have been jealously guarded as uniquely human experiences. Although non-human animal grief has been acknowledged in recent times, its potency has not been recognised as equal to human grief. Anthropocentric philosophical questions still underpin both academic and popular discussions. In Enter the Animal, Teya Brooks Pribac examines what we do and don’t know about grief and spirituality. She explores the growing body of knowledge about attachment and loss and how they shape the lives of both human and non-human animals. A valuable addition to the vibrant interdisciplinary conversation about animal subjectivity, Enter the Animal identifies conceptual and methodological approaches that have contributed to the prejudice against nonhuman animals. It offers a compelling theoretical base for the consideration of grief and spirituality across species and highlights important ethical implications for how humans treat other animals.
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The Ethics of Diet

The Ethics of Diet

VEGETARIANISM / ETHICS Ethical vegetarianism is not a recent development , as this unrivaled historical anthology dramatizes . ... Welcome to a company of radicals who believed we could and should stop eating nonhuman animals .

Author: Howard Williams

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252071301

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Page: 394

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"Now we can join Gandhi and Tolstoy and nameless others who encountered this vigorous and invigorating book. Welcome to a company of radicals who believed we could and should stop eating non-human animals. They brought vegetarianism out of history and into the here and now." -- from the introduction Ethical vegetarianism is no recent development, as this unrivaled historical anthology dramatizes. When it was first published 120 years ago, countless people read and endorsed The Ethics of Diet. But then it became a rare book, hard to find even in libraries. For countless more readers, it is at last available again. In this classic of vegetarian writing, Howard Williams presents a line of thought, a continuous thread, a tradition, a catena of protestation against living on "Butchery." What he finds striking is the variety of the witnesses, the prophets of "Reformed Dietetics" who have "shrunk from the régime of blood," including Gautama Buddha, Pythagoras, Plato, Hesiod, Epicurus, Seneca, Ovid, Thomas More, Montaigne, Mandeville, Pope, Voltaire, Swedenborg, Wesley, Rousseau, Shelley, Byron, Lamar-tine, Michelet, Bentham, Sinclair, Schopenhauer, and Thoreau. Their words are accompanied by the vigorous narrative voice of Williams himself, who put to rest, once and for all, the idea that vegetarianism is a fad.
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