Is it permissible to eat meat?

A pragmatic approach to moral permissibility

Ariel Pontes
Nov 10 · 14 min read

In moral philosophy, it is usually said that something innocuous, such as eating french-fries, is morally permissible, and that something very harmful, such as burning children alive, is impermissible. Something is called a moral obligation when we think it is impermissible not to do it, such as for example helping a child who’s drowning…