Elizabeth Foreman Guest Lecture

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Join the Philosophy Department in welcoming Elizabeth Foreman dicsussing "The Ethics of Eating".

Conversations in food ethics often concern sustainability, the ethics of killing, and the ethics of food production; in this talk, I focus instead on the ethics of eating.  I explore how we understand the importance of eating, as well as how we should understand it, including how to weigh the need to eat against other needs (and the needs of others). I argue that it is a tragedy of human life that to live one must destroy, and explore the ways in which different responses to that fact function in ethical conversations about food.