The Philosophy of Food
The Philosophy of Food
The Philosophy of Food
The Philosophy of Food

The Philosophy of Food

Curated by David M. Kaplan
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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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About this Edition

Language

English

Publication Date

Feb 1, 2012

Format

Paperback

Number of Pages

320

ISBN

9780520269347

ISBN-13

9780520269347