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- DescriptionThis 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 kw 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.
- Author BiographyDavid M. Kaplan is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Texas.
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication01/02/2012
- SubjectFood & Drink: General
- Series TitleCalifornia Studies in Food and Culture
- Series Part/Volume Number39
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Content Note6 tables
- Weight454 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byDavid M. Kaplan
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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