Food for Thought: Philosophy and Food / Edition 1by Elizabeth Telfer
Pub. Date: 10/16/1996
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
the value of the pleasure of food; food as art; our duties to animals; and the moral virtues of
The importance of food in our individual lives raises moral questions from the debate over eating animals to the prominence of gourmet cookery in the popular media. Through philosophy, Elizabeth Telfer discusses issues including our obligations to those who are starving;
the value of the pleasure of food; food as art; our duties to animals; and the moral virtues of hospitableness and temperance.
Elizabeth Telfer shows how much traditional philosophy, from Plato to John Stuart Mill, has to say to illuminate this everyday yet complex subject.
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Table of ContentsFeeding the Hungry, The Pleasures of Food, Food as Art, Food Duties, Hospitableness, Temperance
exercise of our own autonomy and individuality, to our interest in friendship and hospitableness to others, and to our aesthetic and lifestyle interests. (John W. Bender Philosophy in Review/Comptes rendus philosophiques)
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