Eating Ethically : Religion and Science for a Better Diet / Jonathan K. Crane.
- New York, NY : Columbia University Press, 
1 online resource : 29 B&W
- Food consumption -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Food -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Food -- Religious aspects.
- In English.
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- Few activities are as essential to human flourishing as eating, and fewer still are as ethically fraught. Eating well is particularly confusing. We live amid excess, faced with conflicting recommendations, contradictory scientific studies, and complex moral, medical, and environmental consequences that influence our choices. A new eating strategy is urgently needed, one grounded in ethics, informed by biology, supported by philosophy and theology, and, ultimately, personally achievable.Eating Ethically argues persuasively for more adaptive eating practices. Drawing on religion, medicine, philosophy, cognitive science, art, ethics, and more, Jonathan K. Crane shows how distinguishing among the eater, the eaten, and the act of eating promotes a radical reorientation away from external cues and toward internal ones. This turn is vital for survival, according to classic philosophy on appetite and contemporary studies of satiety, metabolic science as well as metaphysics and religion. By intertwining ancient wisdom from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam with cutting-edge research, Crane concludes that ethical eating is a means to achieve both personal health and social cohesion. Grounded in science and tradition, Eating Ethically shows us what it truly means to eat well.
PART I: EATING UNWELL
1. FULL OF OURSELVES
2. DEPRIVATION AND GLUTTONY
PART II: I EAT THEREFORE I AM
3. THE EATER
4. THE EATEN
PART III: EATING WELL
6. EATING'S GENESIS
8. JUST RIGHT
PART IV: I EAT THEREFORE I AM TASTEFUL
PART V: CONCLUSION
12. GO AHEAD, REFRAIN
- Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 25. Jul 2018)
- De Gruyter.
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- De Gruyter University Press Library.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.7312/cran17344 doi
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- Restricted for use by site license.
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