Food for Thought: Philosophy and Food

Food for Thought: Philosophy and Food

by Elizabeth Telfer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415133815

ISBN-13: 9780415133814

Pub. Date: 10/16/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415133814
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/16/1996
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Feeding 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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