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Process Studies

Volume 45, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2016

Brian G. Henning
Pages 236-249
DOI: 10.5840/process201645217

Moral Vegetarianism
A Whiteheadian Response to Andrew F. Smith

In this article the work of a recent critic of moral vegetarianism (and veganism) is analyzed: Andrew F. Smith. Smith s work is significant for process thinkers who defend moral vegetarianism for various reasons. One of these is that he forces process thinkers to consider in more depth Whitehead’s view of plant ontology; another is that Smith adds insightfully to the conversation within process thought regarding the relationship between claims regarding animal rights and the ecoholistic concerns of environmental ethicists.