Philosophy of Food

Fall 2019
Fall 2018
Justin Biddle
PHIL 3140-JB

This course is divided into two parts:  1. In the first part of the course, we will discuss a number of topics in food studies, including food justice, consumer ethics, food and identity, industrial plant and animal agriculture and alternatives; workers;  verconsumption and obesity, and paternalism and public health. Through this part, special attention will be paid to the concept of "sustainable communities" and to how various food-related decisions affect the ability of communities to function sustainably. Our primary text will be a recent collection of essays called *Food, Ethics, and Society.*  2. In the second part of the course, students will work collaboratively in small groups to develop a stakeholder analysis of a food-related decision.

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