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Eating animals

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Pub. Date:
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Language:
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Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his life oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. Once he started a family, the moral dimensions of food became increasingly important. Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them. Traveling to the darkest corners of our dining habits, Foer raises the unspoken question behind every fish we eat, every chicken we fry, and every burger we grill. Part memoir and part investigative report, Eating Animals is a book that, in the words of the Los Angeles Times , places Jonathan Safran Foer "at the table with our greatest philosophers."
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9780316069885
9780316069908
9780316164481
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Last Update 2018-05-21 22:53:12PM
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subject_facet Vegetarianism, Vegetarianism -- Philosophy
title_display Eating animals
title_full Eating Animals, Eating animals / Jonathan Safran Foer
title_short Eating animals
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