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|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
Millions of people are vegetarians, and the numbers are growing. Many choose a vegetarian lifestyle for health reasons, but even more do so because of moral concerns about human treatment of animals, and individual integrity. For over two thousand years, men and women have defended vegetarianism as a moral lifestyle. In this book the editors have compiled and commented on works from this great tradition of moral vegetarianism. Authors include Pythagoras, Seneca, Plutarch, Porphyry, Bernard Mandeville, David Hartley, Oliver Goldsmith, William Paley, Percy Shelley, Alphonse de Lamartine, William Alcott, Richard Wagner, Leo Tolstoy, Anna Kingsford, Henry Salt, J. Howard Moore, Romain Rolland, Gandhi, Albert Schweitzer, Tom Regan, Peter Singer, Thomas Auxter, Peter Wenz, Stephen Clark, Frances Moore Lappe, Harriet Schleifer, Jon Wynne-Tyson, Deane Curtin, and Carol J. Adams.