The Taste for Ethics: An Ethic of Food Consumption / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$179.97
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $174.82
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 20%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $174.82   
  • New (3) from $174.82   
  • Used (2) from $252.17   

Overview

This book marks a new departure in ethics. In our culture ethics has first and foremost been a question of 'the good life' in relation to other people. Central to this ethic was friendship, inspired by Greek thought, and the caritas concept from the Judaeo-Christian tradition. But no early moral teaching discussed man's relation to the origin of foodstuffs and the system that produced them; doubtless the question was of little interest since the production path was so short.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
From the reviews:

“This book makes the case for an ethical understanding of food consumption. Christian Coff notes that a growing number of consumers are making ethics a central part of their food consumption choices. … Coff’s arguments and analyses are very intriguing and convincing. I would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in understanding the difficult and complex nature of creating an ethical and values-based food system.” (Michael A. Long, Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Vol. 22, 2009)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Foreword ix

Preface xi

List of Tables and Figures xvii

About the Author xix

Part I Food and Ethics 1

Chapter 1 Eating, Society and Ethics 3

1 The Intimacy of Eating and Digestion 6

2 Eating in between Life and Death 11

3 The Social Meaning of the Meal 13

4 Food and Ethics in History 16

5 Food Ethics and the Production History 21

Part II The Intellectualization of Food 31

Chapter 2 Food to Science: On the Intellectualization of Food 33

1 The Hermeneutic Approach of Early Natural History 36

2 The Phenomenological Approach of Late Natural History 42

3 Biology and the Invisible Characteristics of Life 46

4 The End of Phenomenology in Biology 50

Chapter 3 The Storylessness of Food 61

1 The History of Industrialization of Agriculture 61

2 Food Science and Gastronomy 69

3 The Powerlessness of the Political Consumer 77

4 The Hidden Production History of Food 85

5 Do not Eat what You Have not Read 89

Part III Food Ethics and the Production History 93

Chapter 4 Tracing the Production History 95

1 Short-Range and Long-Range Ethics 96

2 Food as a Trace 101

3 The Judgement of Taste and Morality 107

4 The Trace as Presence and Lost Time 115

5 History of Effect 123

6 Production History and Mimesis 130

Chapter 5 Food Ethics as the Ethics of the Trace 139

1 The Reliability of the Production History 141

2 Food and Ethical Identity 148

3 Food as a Trace of Nature 153

4 Food Ethics of the Consumers 160

Chapter 6 Traceability and Food Ethics 167

1 Fragmentation and Traceability 168

2 Sociological Survey on Ethical Traceability 172

3 Consumer Autonomy: Remembering the Other and Informed Choice 181

4Recognizing Consumers Recognizing Producers 189

References 203

Index 209

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)