Thursday, October 20, 2011
New Essay: Veganism versus Violence
I am pleased to present this essay, "Veganism vs. Violence," which is aimed at thoughtful and mature people who are either educated or open to education. Such people need facts and arguments, not just opinions, and they need reasonably thorough coverage, not just superficial commentary. The paper is suitable for widespread dissemination because non-violence is a simple idea, and the essay is not biased in favour of any one ethical theory but rather shows how the major moral views lead to non-violence. The sister paper to this one is "Anti-Vivisection and Anti-Violence." In a forthcoming book I will make a meta-ethical case for non-violent eating and so forth, adding a great deal to the analysis, critiques, and justifications offered in these two papers.