Table of Contents
Chapter One: The Metaphysics of Food
- What is Food?
- What is Flavor?
Chapter Two: The Epistemology of Food
- Epistemology and Food: An Introduction
- Empiricist vs Rationalist Approaches to Knowledge
- Knowledge of Taste and Subjective Experience
- Taste and Testimony
- Testimony and Food
- Testimony and Epistemic Privilege
- Testimony and Trust
- Labels, Lies, and Bullshit
- Knowing Food: Knowing That or Knowing How?
- Skill, Virtue, and Food Choice
Chapter Three: Aesthetics
- Taste and Philosophy: A tendentious relationship?
- The Nature of Aesthetic Experience
- Hume and the Standard of Taste
- Food as Aesthetic Experience
- Defining Art
- Criticisms/Objections to Food as Art
- Food: Art and the Artwork
- Food as Art, Recipes as Property?
- Cuisine and Cultural Appropriation
Chapter Four: The Ethics of Eating Animals
- Eating Animals: The Problem of Suffering
- Deontological Objections to Eating Animals
- The Moral Status of Animals
- Value Pluralism
- Feminist and Care Ethics
- Practical Implications: Ought We Eat Animals?
Chapter Five: Agriculture and the Environment
- Environmental Impacts of Food Production: Some Facts and Figures
- Environmental Ethics: Anthropocentric vs Ecocentric Approaches
- Environmental Ethics, Agricultural Ethics
- Environmental Ethics Through Traditional Approaches
Chapter Six: Food and Technology
- The Green Revolution
- The Debate Over GM Foods
- GM Crops: Background and Uses
- GM Crops: Objections
- Disgust and Technology: Irrational Revulsion?
- Disgust, Rationality, and Labeling
Chapter Seven: Food, Health, and Freedom
- Liberty and Liberalism: The Harm Principle
- Liberty: Positive and Negative Conceptions
- Food, Freedom and Failures of Will
- Paternalism: What and Why
- Cognitive Biases, Weakness of Will, and Paternalism
- Food Environments and Freedom
- Paternalism Revisited, Autonomy Abandoned?
- Stigmatization, Moral Panic, and the Social Policing of Bodies
- Health and Food: Whose Responsibility?
Chapter Eight: Food Justice
- Global Hunger and Malnutrition
- The Utilitarian Argument for an Obligation to Aid
- The Lifeboat Objection—an Argument Against Aid
- Food: A Basic Right?
- Hunger: Beyond Scarcity
- Food Access, Food Production, and Distributive Justice
Chapter Nine: The Future of Food?
- The Future of Meat: Animal-Free?
- Local Food Movements and Alternative Food Systems
- Urban Agriculture
- Food Movements Revisited: Food, Identity, Community