The Philosophy of Food (California Studies in Food and Culture)

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This book explores food from a philosophical perspective, bringing together sixteen leading philosophers to consider the most basic questions about food: What is it exactly? What should we eat? How do we know it is safe? How should food be distributed? What is good food? David M. Kaplan’s erudite and informative introduction grounds the discussion, showing how philosophers since Plato have taken up questions about food, diet, agriculture, and animals. However, until recently, few have considered food a standard subject for serious philosophical debate. Each of the essays in this book brings in-depth analysis to many contemporary debates in food studies Slow Food, sustainability, food safety, and politics and addresses such issues as happy meat,” aquaculture, veganism, and table manners. The result is an extraordinary resource that guides readers to think more clearly and responsibly about what we consume and how we provide for ourselves, and illuminates the reasons why we act as we do.

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Contributors:

Johanna Berlin

Emily Brady

Jeffrey Burkhardt

David Castle

Gary Comstock

Keith Culver

Gary L. Francione

David Fraser

Julie Gold

William Hannah

Richard Haynes

Lisa Heldke

Matthias Kaiser

Carolyn Korsmeyer

Michiel Korthals

Gyorgy Scrinis

Roger Scruton

Kevin W. Sweeney

Paul Thompson

Stellan Welin

About the Author:

David M. Kaplan is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Texas.

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Verlag: University Of California Press Mai 2012 (2012)
ISBN 10: 0520269349 ISBN 13: 9780520269347
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Buchbeschreibung University Of California Press Mai 2012, 2012. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - A thoughtful collection of original essay on the philosophy of food. Designed as a course reader for undergraduates, the essays will cover a number of contemporary hot topics, including food security, environmentalism, consumption, food technologies, nutritionism and more. With this project, were able to cover a number of important of discussions taking place in food studies, but without having to publish individual books. The Philosophy of Food will likely be assigned in survey and upper division food studies and philosophy courses. The book, or individual articles, may also be adopted in courses on environmental studies, bioethics, agriculture, animal rights, and ethics. 320 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780520269347

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