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Peter Singer, Ableism, and the Argument from Marginal Cases

Later this month, Peter Singer is giving an invited lecture at my philosophy department; ironically, I learnt this on the same day that I read a comment thread on facebook that got more than a hundred comments, about whether Singer’s … Continue reading

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How Healthy Do We Want to Be?

Consider the following two hypothetical justifications, both starting from false premises: 1. “There’s a company downtown who will catch and kill ten feral cats and extract a special liquid from their brains, and sell it to you for $100. If … Continue reading

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Meat and the Body

This is Vegetarian Awareness Month, from World Vegetarian Day on October 1st to World Vegan Day on November 1st. Consequently my posts may have a slant towards such topics, and that includes this post, about the concept of ‘meat’. What … Continue reading

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An argument against vegetarianism that I’ve encountered a few times is that any individual’s consumption decisions will have no effect on the actual production of meat, and so are ineffective. In particular, this argument was made recently at Bad Conscience. … Continue reading

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Should I be Vegan or Vegetarian?

I read an article today arguing that vegetarianism is a morally better choice than veganism (via.this commentary by Jean Kazez). The author, Tzachi Zamir, distinguishes ‘vegans’ strictly from ‘tentative vegans’: the former think that no animal farming can be ethical, … Continue reading

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