Book Review: A Critique of the Moral Defense of Vegetarianism [Book Review]


Smith makes his case against V-ism by appeals to (i) plant sentience, and (ii) the Transitivity of Eating principle [by which V-ans eat animals, since plants feed on decomposed animals]. By (i), V-ans are inconsistent in their prohibitions; by (ii) V-ism is impossible. But, I argue, Smith and his beloved omnivore animists face similar pressures, insofar as they prohibit cannibalism.

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Paul Bali
Ryerson University


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