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Description - Philosophy Comes to Dinner by Andrew Chignell

Everyone is talking about food. Chefs are celebrities. "Locavore" and "freegan" have earned spots in the dictionary. Popular books and films about food production and consumption are exposing the unintended consequences of the standard American diet. Questions about the principles and values that ought to guide decisions about dinner have become urgent for moral, ecological, and health-related reasons. In Philosophy Comes to Dinner, twelve philosophers-some leading voices, some inspiring new ones-join the conversation, and consider issues ranging from the sustainability of modern agriculture, to consumer complicity in animal exploitation, to the pros and cons of alternative diets.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415806824
ISBN-10: 0415806828
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 310
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Andrew Chignell

Andrew Chignell is Associate Professor at Cornell University. His research focuses on Kant and other early modern philosophers. Topically he has worked on epistemology, aesthetics, and philosophy of religion. He is the co-instructor of "The Ethics of Eating" Massive Online Open Course on Edx.org and a contributor to the Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics. Terence Cuneo is the Marsh Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy at the University of Vermont. He is the author of The Normative Web (2007), Speech and Morality (2014), and Ritualized Faith (2016). Matthew C. Halteman is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College and a fellow in the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. He is the author of Compassionate Eating as Care of Creation (2008).

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