Recommended books

David M. Kaplan, Food Philosophy: An Introduction (Columbia 2020)

Alexandra Plakias, Thinking Through Food: A Philosophical Introduction (Broadview 2019).

Raymond D. Boisvert and Lisa Heldke, Philosophers at Table (Reaktion 2016)

The Philosophy of Food. Ed. David Kaplan (California Press, 2012)

Food & Philosophy: Eat, Think and Be Merry. Eds. Fritz Allhoff and Dave Monroe (Blackwell 2007)

Elizabeth Telfer, Food for Thought: Philosophy and Food (Routledge 1996)

Leon Kass, The Hungry Soul: Eating and the Perfecting of Our Nature (Chicago, 1994)

Food Ethics

Food, Ethics, and Society: An Introductory Text with Readings. Eds. Anne Barnhill, Mark Budolfson, and Tyler Doggett (Oxford 2016)

Paul B. Thompson, From Field to Fork: Food Ethics for Everyone (Oxford 2015)

Ronald Sandler, Food Ethics: The Basics (Routledge 2015)

Peter Singer and Jim Mason, The Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter (Rodale 2007)

The Essential Agrarian Reader: The Future of Culture, Community, and Land. Ed. Norman Wirzba (Counterpoint 2004)

Eating Animals

Philosophy Comes to Dinner. Eds. Andrew Chignell, Terrence Cuneo, Matthew C. Halteman (Routledge 2016).

The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat. Eds. Ben Bramble and Bob Fisher (Oxford 2015)

Jonathan Safan Foer, Eating Animals (Bay Back Books 2010)

Food for Thought: The Debate Over Eating Meat. Ed. Steve Sapontzis (Prometheus 2004)

Food Aesthetics

Sarah Worth, Taste: A Philosophy of Food (Reaktion 2020)

Kevin W. Sweeney, The Aesthetics of Food: The Philosophical Debate About What We Eat and Drink (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018)

Barry C. Smith, Questions of Taste: The Philosophy of Wine (Oxford 2007)

Carolyn Korsmeyer, Making Sense of Taste: Food & Philosophy (Cornell 1999)

Journal Articles

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Philosophy of Food (University of North Texas) - David Kaplan 2023

Food, Animals, and the Environment (NYU) - Chris Schlottman 2023

Food and Values (University of Hong Kong) - Joe Lau 2022

Philosophy of Food (Wellesley) - Erich Hatala Matthes 2021

The Philosophy of Food (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) - Colin McLear 2021

The Ethics of Food (Wisconsin Stevens Point) - Jason Zinser 2020

Food Ethics (University of Colorado) - Jonathan Spelman 2019

Food Ethics (University of Oregon) - Erin McKenna 2019

The Ethics of Eating (University of Vermont) - Tyler Doggett 2019

Ethics of Food (University of Virginia) - Willis Jenkins 2019

Food Ethics (University of Kentucky) - Bob Sandmeyer 2018

Philosophy of Food (Georgia Tech) - Justin Biddle 2018

Good Food: Ethics and Politics of Food (MIT) - Sally Haslanger 2017

Food Justice (University of North Florida) - Erinn Gilson 2017

Philosophy of Food (Indiana University) - Matthew Adams 2016

Philosophy of Food (University of Central Arkansas) - Sharon Mason 2015

Philosophy of Food (Wofford) - MN Williams 2013

Eating Right: The Ethics of Food Choices and Food Policy (Rutgers) - Andy Egan 2011

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Not philosophy but arguably more interesting

Food Media (University of Tulsa) Emily Contois 2019

Taste, Power, and Culture (Boston University) - Benjamin R. Siegel 2019

Literary Feasts: Representing Food in Modern Narrative (Middlebury College) - Sandra Carletti 2018

Food, Media, and Culture  (University of Pittsburgh) -  Ronald Zboray 2013

The Language of Food (Stanford) - Jan Jurafsky 2012

Literary Approaches to Food Studies (Pomona College) - Kayla Wazana Thompkins 2004


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