Jeffrey Nall, Ph.D.

Women's Studies

Jeffrey Nall, Ph.D., teaches philosophy and humanities courses for Indian River State College and the University of Central Florida. He also teaches courses in Florida Atlantic University’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department. Professor Nall is the author of “Feminism and the Master of Women and Childbirth.” He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Studies: Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality from FAU, a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from FAU and a Master of Liberal Studies from Rollins College. When he is not teaching, writing or giving public talks, Professor Nall spends much of his time learning from and enjoying life with his children.

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Why Can't We Eat the Cat?

The Ethical Case for Veganism or Why Eating Animals May Not Only be Bad for Your Health, but Also Immoral

Many within American society are profoundly disturbed by the abuse of domesticated animals such as dogs and cats. Indeed, many people spend hundreds and even thousands of dollars to save sick pets each year. Yet millions of cows, chickens, pigs, to name a few, are slaughtered for human consumption. On what moral grounds can we claim that a dog deserves to be treated humanely while simultaneously claiming the right to eat creatures of similar capacities?

In this lecture, Professor Nall introduces both common and philosophical arguments for and against the right of animals to be protected from human consumption. He focuses in particular on ethical considerations of human entitlement to use animals for food.

The class will introduce students to key thinkers in the debate for and against animal rights and invite students to engage in thought experiments and class discussion.

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Course # S1T6 — One Time Event
Place:Room 151 (Annex), Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Tuesday, April 18 2017
Time:12 - 1:30 PM
Fee:$25 / member; $35 / non-member

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