The philosophy of food project is housed in the department of philosophy and religion at the university of north texas it aims to disseminate information about the philosophical investigation of food increase the visibility of food as a topic for philosophical research serve as a resource for researchers teachers students and the public . This book is an anthology intended i think to be used in college philosophy classes i recently reviewed it along with the similar anthology food ethics edited by paul pojman for the journal agriculture and human values that review will be published sometime around fall 2013. The philosophy of food has 22 ratings and 3 reviews kathleen said this is an excellent edited collection that takes up a number of philosophical ethica. Philosophers have a long but scattered history of analyzing food plato famously details an appropriate diet in book ii of therepublicthe roman stoics epicurus and seneca as well as enlightenment philosophers such as locke rousseau voltaire marx and nietzsche all discuss various aspects of food production and consumption. The book comprises of variety of views and subjects related to philosophy of food serving as a great introduction to the topic and the debates within it it is a highly recommended read both for those already acquainted with the topics and for laymen interested in theoretical and practical dimensions of food consumption
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