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Unknown Binding , 27 pages. More Details Original Title. A vindication of natural diet: Being one in a series of notes to Queen Mab : a philosophical poem. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details.
More filters. Sort order. The purpose of this written piece by Shelly was to inform the reader of the benefits of a vegetable based diet and the need, the most dire need to show compassion to other sentience. He details with articulate prowess the need to call and end to the hostilities of consuming the flesh of those which lived and breathed, and raises to attention the fact humans are Homo Saipiens Sapiens anatomically closest to apes which are fruigivorous, sustaining entirely from plant based matter.
What human wou The purpose of this written piece by Shelly was to inform the reader of the benefits of a vegetable based diet and the need, the most dire need to show compassion to other sentience. What human would slay an animal if it were required to look it in the eye?
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What developed human civilisation, with medicine, science and technology, transport and infrastructure has no choice but to maintain sustenance from formerly living flesh? What kind of a human being is naturally carnivorous to the point of being able to hunt down and tear apart a living animals flesh? This written piece, had it been heeded like the bible for some- would not only have changed the environmental scene for the better, it would transform our world views.
Shelly should be admired for his articulations so early on in history. Indubitably, a vindication for a natural diet this is. Oct 28, Amanda rated it did not like it. I can see why he was admired by Marx. I'm glad I read it, but I didn't like it. Parts of it were good, but most was strange. I can understand Shakespeare and even Dante, but Shelley was a lot harder. It was very interesting, but I don't think the author was a very happy person. Aug 04, Tessa rated it really liked it.
A Vindication of Natural Diet.
Shelley's activism here and his status as "the first celebrity vegan" shows how ahead of his time the Romantic poet truly was. While his arguments tend to be mostly health-related, he really does emphasize why so many people choose to go meat-free in the first place: the idea of consuming an animal "excite[s] intolerable loathing and disgust. Long before vegetarianism became popular and intensive livestock farming was a topic, P. Shelley one of my favourite English poets contemplated on why eating meat is unnatural for humans and which negative implications it has on health.
Further he critically addresses the concept of spending more money than you have as a community and the effects on economy. On both topics he was very foresighted. Aug 26, stephen k rated it liked it Shelves: biology , empiricism. Well-known poet Percy Shelley applies empiricist principles to human biology. The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. Marcus Aurelius. Howard Williams. Dream Reading. John Bonner. Samuel Smiles. Sesame and Lilies. John Ruskin. On the Pleasure of Hating.
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