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The philosophy of food

Author: David M Kaplan
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David M Kaplan
ISBN: 9780520269330 0520269330 9780520269347 0520269349
OCLC Number: 751248204
Description: 312 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Real men have manners / Roger Scruton --
Down-home global cooking: a third option between cosmopolitanism and localism / Lisa Heldke --
Hunger is the best sauce: the aesthetics of food / Kevin W. Sweeney --
Smells, tastes, and everyday aesthetics / Emily Brady --
Ethical gourmandism / Carolyn Korsmeyer --
Two evils in food country: hunger and lack of representation / Michiel Korthals --
Ethics and genetically modified food / Gary Comstock --
The ethics of food safety in the twenty-first century: who keeps the public good? --
The myth of happy meat / Richard P. Haynes --
Animal welfare, happy meat, and veganism as the moral baseline / Gary L. Francione --
Animal ethics and food production in the twenty-first century / David Fraser --
Nature politics and the philosophy of agriculture / Paul B. Thompson --
The ethics and sustainability of aquaculture / Matthias Kaiser --
Scenarios for food security / David Castle, Keith Culver, and William Hannah --
Nutritionism and functional foods / Gyorgy Scrinis --
In vitro meat: what are the moral issues? / Stellan Welin, Julie Gold, and Johanna Berlin.
Responsibility: edited by David M. Kaplan.


Offers analysis on contemporary debates in food studies such as slow food, sustainability, food safety, and politics. This title guides readers to think more clearly and responsibly about what we  Read more...
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"A highly recommended read, both for those already acquainted with the topics and for laymen." -- Milena Marciniak Metapsychology Online Review

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