Entomophagy. What, if anything, do we owe to insects?

Martin, Angela. (2023) Entomophagy. What, if anything, do we owe to insects? In: New Omnivorism and Strict Veganism. Critical Perspectives. New York, pp. 55-75.

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In this chapter, Angela Martin explores what moral agents owe to insects as a potential food source. Given that no scientific consensus has yet been reached on the question of whether or not insects are sentient, she investigates three assumptions on that head, along with their moral implications: i) the view that insects are definitely not sentient; ii) the view that there is uncertainty about insect sentience; and iii) the view that insects are definitely sentient. Martin argues that under assumptions i) to iii), there are no strong reasons against eating insects. She thus concludes that it is morally permissible (although not morally obligatory) to use insects for human consumption.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement K√ľnste, Medien, Philosophie > Fachbereich Philosophie > Tierethik (Martin)
UniBasel Contributors:Martin, Angela
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