Thinking Through Food: A Philosophical Introduction

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Broadview Press, Nov 30, 2018 - Philosophy - 200 pages
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This book offers a wide-ranging yet concise introduction to the many philosophical issues surrounding food production and consumption. It begins with discussions of the metaphysics, epistemology, and aesthetics of food, then moves on to debates about the ethics of eating animals, the environmental impacts of food production, and the role of technology in our food supply, before concluding with discussions of food access, health, and justice. Throughout, the author draws on cross-disciplinary research to engage with historical debates and current events.

 

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Contents

The Metaphysics of Food
1
The Epistemology of Food
15
Aesthetics
33
The Ethics of Eating Animals
57
Agriculture and the Environment
83
Food and Technology
105
Food Health and Freedom
125
Food Justice
149
The Future of Food
173
References
183
Index
195
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Alexandra Plakias is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Hamilton College.

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