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Philosophy of food is found on the idea that food is a mirror.
Eating reflects the making of a self - the many decisions and circumstances that lead us to eat the way we do. Philosophy of food mirrors on the ethical, political, social, artistic, identity-defining aspects o...
Food is a relation to organism and circumstance.
Ethical convictions can shape our diets.* Would you eat a cat or a horse? Why or why not?* Your reasons are likely rooted in ethical principles, such as feeling outraged that someone can do such a thing.
Vegetarians conform to a particular diet to prevent unjustified viole...
Food as art has spurred heated debates. Some argue that food is a minor art at best for three reasons:
Americans highly esteem the role of food experts while the French and Italians do not. It's possibly because of different ways to regard the evaluation of a food.
Is there a truth when it comes to judgments about food? On the one hand, my tasting experience is different from yours...
Most foods at the supermarket carry on their labels "nutritional facts." We use it to guide how we eat.
But what do those numbers have to do with what we put in our stomachs? We don't really know the rules regarding metabolism or understand the implications of the funding of studies on nut...
Some concerns for political philosophy include:
A refusal to consider eating habits in a meaningful manner is similar to a lack of self-understanding or authenticity.
Since self-understanding and authenticity are some of the chief aims of philosophical inquiry, food is a key to philosophical insight. The philosophy of food is then the p...
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