The Dennes Room

Philosophy 24

Fall 2009

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
24 Freshman Seminar: The Ethics of Food: Philosophical Perspectives on “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” Wallace W 12-1 234 Moses Hall

We will discuss “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan, and also look at some philosophical literature that touches on the issues he raises in the book. Questions to be discussed include our responsibilities as consumers of food, the moral standing of animals, and the relation between individual and collective (political) agency. This seminar is part of the On the Same Page initiative: http://onthesamepage.berkeley.edu.

Previously taught: FL06, FL05, FL04.