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Author Telfer, Elizabeth.
Title Food for thought : philosophy and food / Elizabeth Telfer.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.

Author Telfer, Elizabeth.
Subject Food.
Food -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Description 1 online resource (x, 132 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 126-128) and index.
Contents 1. Feeding the hungry -- 2. The pleasures of food -- 3. Food as art -- 4. Food duties -- 5. Hospitableness -- 6. Temperance.
Note Print version record.
Summary "What are the moral implications of our attitude to food, and what are the implications of its importance in our culture? This short and accessible book answers questions about the place food should have in our individual lives." "Food for Thought brings together the work of philosophers from Plato to John Stuart Mill, Aristotle to Kant, to help us think about the issues surrounding food. How can we justify the recent explosion of attention given to gourmet food in a world where many are starving? Do we have a duty to be healthy? Are hospitableness and temperance moral virtues? Is the pleasure of good food illusory?" "Food for Thought is intended to make those who are involved in working with food think about some of the principles underpinning this field. For those studying philosophy, the book shows how traditional philosophy and some of its classic texts can illuminate an everyday subject."--Jacket.
ISBN 020300230X (electronic bk.)
9780415133821 (pbk.)
0415133823 (pbk.)
9781134784530 (electronic bk.)
1134784538 (electronic bk.)
0415133815 (Cloth)
0415133823 (Paper)
OCLC # 252809830
Additional Format Print version: Telfer, Elizabeth. Food for thought. London ; New York : Routledge, 1996 (DLC) 96005487

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