Ethics and isolation

Scu at Critical Animal has interesting take on the Anthony Bourdain-Jonathan Safran Foer debate I posted about last week. One of Bourdain’s arguments (which echoes an argument made by Michael Pollan, among others) is that embracing vegetarianism alienates you from human community. As Scu points out, however, sometimes this is a good thing. Not to mention, embracing a particular ethical perspective can also lead you to new forms of community.

(Incidentally, the Henry Salt Scu mentions as a mentor to Ghandi was an English social activist and campaigner for animal rights; here’s a link to his “Logic of the Larder.”)


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