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HITLER WAS NOT A VEGETARIAN

Some insist Hitler was a vegetarian probably trying to make vegetarians guilty by association, but the truth is that Hitler ate meat continually thought–out his life. Now forgive me for being pedantic but one is not a vegetarian if one eats meat. Eating meat or not eating meat is the … Continue reading

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BUDDHA TEACHES ANIMAL-RIGHTS (NOT)

“Lay aside violence,in respect for all beings,– don’t kill or cause death! Yet don’t be like Jains, eat meat, you must, if offered; – eat it I beg you! And yet not all meat; these meats you should never eat: elephants and dog, snakes, lions, tigers, panthers, bears and hyenas; … Continue reading

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FOOD AS POISON: BUDDHA’S BAD ADVICE

Buddha’s advice for monks to beg for food and to accept it all is poisoning many monks because Buddha either didn’t know or didn’t care that food could heal or poison (actually, I do not really think this practice really originated from the Buddha’s advice -see note one, below.)   … Continue reading

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METAPHYSICS OF FOOD (BEYOND NUTRITION)

Food and metaphysics might seem worlds apart since food could easily be mistaken for being just nutrition, but food has both scientific and metaphysical aspects.  Food science covers the biological, social and cultural aspects of human life, and food metaphysics tries to answer what is food and it turns out … Continue reading

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What is the philosophy of food?

Philosophers and yogas of all traditions have had a philosophy of food. Plato famously details an appropriate diet in his work “Republic” (Book II.) Food production, consumption and food ethics were discussed by the Stoics, Locke, Rousseau, Voltaire, Marx, and Nietzsche, and others. In the twentieth century vegetarianism, agricultural ethics, … Continue reading

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