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Why the Naive Argument against Moral Vegetarianism Really is Naive

David Benatar

Environmental Values 10(2001): 103-112. doi: 10.3197/096327101129340769

When presented with the claim of the moral vegetarian that it is wrong for us to eat meat, many people respond that because it is not wrong for lions, tigers and other carnivores to kill and eat animals, it cannot be wrong for humans to do so. This response is what Peter Alward has called the naive argument. Peter Alward has defended the naive argument against objections. I argue that his defence fails.


KEYWORDS: Vegetarianism, naive argument

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The Naive Argument against Moral Vegetarianism. Peter Alward


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