On Abstinence from Killing Animals (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle)-Gillian Clark, Porphyry

  • Title: On Abstinence from Killing Animals (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle)
  • Author: Gillian Clark, Porphyry
  • Released: 2000-08-31
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  • Pages: 240
  • ISBN: 0801436923
  • ISBN13: 978-0801436925
  • ASIN: 0801436923


Review "Clark's introduction covers Porphyry's life. . . and catalogues ancient arguments for vegetarianism, including the remarkably modern position. . . that animals are rational and therefore entitled to just treatment from humans. . . Clark's illuminating edition of antiquity's most extensive and thought-provoking discussion of vegetarianism deserves a place in every undergraduate and graduate library."—Stephen T. Newmyer, Duquesne University, The Classical Outlook, Spring 2001

"The translation of, and commentary on, this work by Gillian Clark is to be welcomed by everyone interested in this ancient debate, both in its own right and in terms of the perspective it offers on the contemporary debate regarding the moral status of animals. . . .Porphyry summarizes both the pro and con sides in the ancient debate, with his own view decidedly on the pro side."—Ethics, April 2002 pdf
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