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Food for Thought
Philosophy and Food

ISBN 9780415133821
Published October 16, 1996 by Routledge
144 Pages

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Book Description

Looking at the philosophical issues raised by food this short and accessible book questions the place food should have in our individual lives. It shows how traditional philosophy and its classic texts can illuminate an everyday subject.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1 Feeding the Hungry; Chapter 2 The Pleasures of Food; Chapter 3 Food as Art; Chapter 4 Food Duties; Chapter 5 Hospitableness; Chapter 6 Temperance; Chapter 7 Conclusion;

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Educated at Somerville College, Oxford, Elizabeth Telfer is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. She is the co-author (with R.S.Downie) of Respect for Persons (1969) and Caring and Curing (1980), and (with R.S.Downie and Eileen M.Loudfoot) of Education and Personal Relationships (1974), and is the author of Happiness (1980).