1. Introduction 2. Facts, Values, and Naturalness 3. Moral Theory 4. Moral Status 5. Agriculture and the Environment 6. Industrial Agriculture 7. Alternatives to Industrial Agriculture 8. The Ethics of Food Production 9. The Ethics of Food Consumption 10. The Ethics of Legal Food Activism 11. The Ethics of Illegal Food Activism 12. Conclusion
Christopher Schlottmann is Clinical Professor, Associate Chair, and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Environmental Studies at New York University, USA. He works on the ethical and social dimensions of environmental change. Jeff Sebo is Clinical Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Affiliated Professor of Bioethics, Medical Ethics, and Philosophy, and Director of the Animal Studies M.A. Program at New York University, USA. He works primarily in bioethics, animal ethics, and environmental ethics.
"Schlottmann and Sebo provide a timely, in-depth analysis of some of the staggering ethical issues at the intersection of food production, animal use, and climate change. Until now, this complex nexus has not received such sustained philosophical attention. This book is an extremely valuable resource for all those concerned about the most serious environmental issues of our times. It is also an important addition for environmental studies courses. I can't wait to teach it in my classes." - Lori Gruen, William Griffin Professor of Philosophy and coordinator of Wesleyan Animal Studies, Wesleyan University, USA "Food, Animals, and the Environment: An Ethical Approach is a remarkably thorough and accessible account of the ecological and moral implications of raising animals for human consumption. Rather than settling for polemical answers to the most complicated environmental and ethical problems that we face, the authors honor the complexity of the issues they explore while offering ways to think about the proliferating facts and values that dominate the increasingly contested act of eating animals. I cannot wait to use this book in my own classes." - James McWilliams, Professor of Practice, Department of History, Texas State University, San Marcos, andauthor most recently of Just Food and Eating Promiscuously "Schlottmann and Sebo have produced an utterly superb analysis of the ethics of eating animals, brilliantly distinguished by crystal-clear thinking, accessible writing, and plenty of insight into values and sources of bias. Every eater will have much to learn from this book." - Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, USA, Emerita, and author most recently of Unsavory Truth