The Logic of Vegetarianism, Essays and Dialogues Review

The Logic of Vegetarianism, Essays and Dialogues Review

The Logic of Vegetarianism, Essays and Dialogues. By HENRY S. SALT (Vegetarian Jubilee Library). London : Ideal Publishing Union, Ltd. 1899. pp. vi. 119. 1s.

The articles forming this volume attracted some attention on their appearance in the pages of The Vegetarian, and their re-issue, the the handsome garb of the Vegetarian Jubilee Library, makes an important addition to our propagandist literature. Mr. Salt's special purpose has been to set forth in a clear and rational manner the logical view of vegetarianism—that is, the dialectical scope of the arguments, offensive and defensive, on which the case for vegetarianism is founded. In order to do this Mr. Salt has adopted, when necessary, the form of dialogue, so as to be bring into sharper contrast the pros and cons of the argument. this method has its advantages, but the arguments against vegetarianism are often so silly that it almost looks as if the author had set up a man of straw in order to demolish him. Yet there is not an "argument" against vegetarianism quoted in this volume which we have not, time after time, seen seriously brought forward by our opponents. The "Logic of Vegetarianism" is emphatically a book to be read and remembered. The little debates after addresses will then lose all their terror to the vegetarian advocate.

The Vegetarian Messenger, Vol. 1 No. 11, November 1899, pp. 392-393

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