Jeffrey Nall, Ph.D., is a Master Instructor of Philosophy at Indian River State College. He previously taught philosophy at the University of Central Florida, and is an adjunct instructor in FAU’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department. Nall holds a master’s of liberal studies from Rollins College and a Ph.D. in Comparative Studies, with a concentration on Public Intellectualism and Feminist Theory, from Florida Atlantic University (FAU). He also holds a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from FAU. He is the author of “Feminism and the Mastery of Women and Childbirth: an Ecofeminist Examination of the Cultural Maiming and Reclaiming of Maternal Agency During Childbirth” (Academica Press, 2014). In addition to teaching and writing, Nall delivers public talks on topics ranging from applied ethics, feminist theory, men and masculinity, militarism and peace, and class and economic justice. He resides in Vero Beach with his best friend, April, and their four amazing children.
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|