Veganism & Green Political Thought

Emmanuel Blondel
Mind Map by Emmanuel Blondel, updated more than 1 year ago
Emmanuel Blondel
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A mindmap for understanding the relationship between ecological arguments in defence of animals and a pure vegan one.

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Veganism & Green Political Thought
  1. How do we represent animals?
    1. Plumwood
      1. Human/nature dualism replaced by animal/nature dualism
        1. We are no longer ecologically embedded - as food
          1. vegan ecofeminism refuses to challenge this dualism
            1. Waste products
          2. Feminist veganism can't prioritise different types of farming
            1. exploitation is exploitation is exploitation
              1. Distiction between harm and exploitation
                1. Breeding an animal for use is exploitation
                  1. Using the waste products of the animal might not be
                    1. eg sheeps wool, eggs, might fulfil this criteria
                      1. Waste Products
                        1. TO WHAT EXTENT IS VEGANISM A FORM OF ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE RATHER THAN PURELY JUSTICE TO ANIMALS POSITION?
                          1. Veganism is its own special form of justice which goes further than ecological justice
            2. Nussbaum
              1. Bringing animals behind the veil of ignorance
                1. Blame for suffering (or lack of) is important
                2. Problems with singer/utilitarianism
                  1. The question of numbers: does bringing agribusinessed animals into the world increase suffering?
                  2. Capabilities approach
                    1. address the need for a rich plurality of life activities
                      1. An ecological justification: diversity and interdependence as morally good
                  3. Important distinction between the individual and the species
                    1. Search for consciousness rather than abstract principles

                      Annotations:

                      • Adams & Donovan p.87
                      1. trappers or badger shooters might profess a defence of the species but not the individual

                        Annotations:

                        • Garner, 98, p.42
                        1. The importance of Speciesism as a form of oppression

                          Annotations:

                          • Hursthouse chapter 4
                        2. FIND A USE FOR FUNGIBLE
                          1. Baxter - ecological justice
                            1. Contributions to ecosphere
                              1. Key stone species, trophic cascades
                                1. Humans as negative sum for the environment
                                  1. Therefore less worthy of justice?
                              2. Nozick can't find room for those lacking autonomy
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