PHI 378 "Eat Your Values": The Ethics of Food

Eating is our most basic and common ethical action. But the ethics of food has yet to be the central feature of recent discussions of the social, political, environmental and international implications of industrial food production. This course investigates the ethical implications of our choices about what to eat and drink, and advances a theory that claims that we ought to make these decisions consistently and according to the values we have. Such an imperative requires each individual to alter their choices and in turn effect a change in our production and consumption of food. No prerequisites.