The Logic of Vegetarianism, Essays and Dialogues

The Logic of Vegetarianism

The Logic of Vegetarianism - Henry S. Salt
Author
Henry S. Salt
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Idea Publishing Union Ltd., London
Published
1899
Pages
119
Format
Hardback

Editions

  • Second Edition
  • 1906 George Bell & Sons Ltd., London, pp. 116, Hardback
  • Third Edition
  • 1933 London Vegetarian Society, pp. 54
  • Revised and abridged edition

Summary

The first edition was published as part of the Vegetarian Jubilee Library. Arguments for vegetarianism: moral, scientific, economic, health, social, and aesthetic. Amazingly comprehensive, devastating critiques of 31 anti-vegetarian arguments (some so silly they are humorous, but many of these arguments still in use).

Content

  • Preface
  • Introductory
  • Why "Vegetarian"?
  • The Raison D'Être of Vegetarianism
  • The Past and Present of Vegetarianism
  • Structural Evidence
  • Digestion
  • Conditions of Climate
  • The Appeal to Nature
  • The Humanitarian Argument
  • Palliations and Sophistries
  • The Consistency Trick
  • The Degradation of the Butcher
  • The Æsthetic Argument
  • The Hygienic Argument
  • Flesh-Meat and Morals
  • The Economic Argument
  • Doubts and Difficulties
  • Bible and Beef
  • The Flesh-eater's Kith and Kin
  • Vegetarianism as Related to Other Reforms
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • Index

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