1. bookVolume 10 (2021): Issue 1 (February 2021)
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
First Published
03 Oct 2014
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Languages
English
access type Open Access

Reply to Walter Block on Ethical Vegetarianism

Published Online: 01 Mar 2021
Page range: 41 - 50
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
First Published
03 Oct 2014
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Languages
English

I address Walter Block’s recent criticisms of my book, Dialogues on Ethical Vegetarianism. Methodologically, Block relies too much on appeals to contentious and extreme assumptions. Substantively, most of his objections are irrelevant to the central issue of the book. Those that are relevant turn on false assumptions or lead to absurd consequences. In the end, Block’s claim to oppose suffering cannot be reconciled with his indifference to a practice that probably causes, every few years, more suffering than all the suffering in human history.

Keywords

1. Block, W. E. On Huemer on Ethical Veganism, Studia Humana 9, 2020, pp. 53-68.Search in Google Scholar

2. Huemer, M. Dialogues on Ethical Vegetarianism, New York: Routledge, 2019.Search in Google Scholar

3. Rachels, S. Vegetarianism, in T. L. Beauchamp and R. G. Frey (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Animal Ethics, pp. 877-905, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.Search in Google Scholar

Recommended articles from Trend MD

Plan your remote conference with Sciendo