Sins of the Flesh: A History of Ethical Vegetarian Thought

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  • Unlike previous books on the history of vegetarianism, Sins of the Flesh examines the history of vegetarianism in its ethical dimensions, from the origins of humanity through to the present. Full ethical consideration for animals resulting in the eschewing of flesh arose after the Aristotelian period in Greece and recurred in ancient Rome, but then mostly disappeared for centuries. Despite the occasional presence of ascetic and cultural vegetarianism, it was not until the turn of the 19th century that vegetarian thought was revived and enjoyed some success. It subsequently went into another period of decline that lasted through much of the 20th century. The authority-questioning cultural revolution of the 1960s brought a fresh resurgence of vegetarian ethics that continues to the present day. Sins of the Flesh is a ground-breaking history of ethical vegetarianism that will appeal to all readers concerned with human-animal relations and the foundations of animal rights.
  • Author:
    Rod Preece
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    170
    EAN:
    9780774815109
    ISBN:
    0774815108
    Label:
    UBC Press
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $29.95
    Manufacturer:
    UBC Press
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    416
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2009-07-15
    Publisher:
    UBC Press
    Studio:
    UBC Press
    Title:
    Sins of the Flesh: A History of Ethical Vegetarian Thought
    Release Date:
    2009-07-15

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