David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 26 (4):813-825 (2013)
The aim of this paper is to explore how food can be analyzed in terms of signs and codes of everyday life, and especially how food can be used to express ethical concerns. The paper investigates the potential of a semiotic conceptual analysis: How can the semiotic approach be used to analyze expressions of ethics and food ethics in everyday life? The intention is to explore from a theoretical point of view and with constructed cases, how semiotics can be used to analyze the role of food as an expression of ethics in everyday life among families, friends, and colleagues: How do foodstuffs function as signs of ethics in everyday life? How is food used to send signals about care and concern? How are the signs of food ethics perceived? It is concluded that analyzing ethical considerations with respect to food with the help of the semiotic model can show us perspectives that otherwise would be difficult to see and thus we can address everyday food ethical issues that otherwise might not be noted. The semiotic approach to food ethics in everyday life is a conceptual framework that can be used to draw attention to certain domains and fields of food ethical behavior that otherwise would tend to remain implicit and unspoken.
|Keywords||Food ethics Ethical concerns Signs Semiotics Everyday life|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Emmanuel Levinas (1979). Totality and Infinity: An Essay on Exteriority. Distribution for the U.S. And Canada, Kluwer Boston.
Charles S. Peirce (1931/1960). Collected Papers. Cambridge, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
Emmanuel Levinas (1963). La trace de l'autre. Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 25 (3):605 - 623.
Claude Lévi-Strauss (1964). Le totémisme aujourd'hui. Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 154:504-508.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Andrew Robinson & Christopher Southgate (2010). Semiotics as a Metaphysical Framework for Christian Theology. Zygon 45 (3):689-712.
Catherine Allamel-Raffin (2011). The Meaning of a Scientific Image: Case Study in Nanoscience a Semiotic Approach. [REVIEW] NanoEthics 5 (2):165-173.
Hub Zwart (2000). A Short History of Food Ethics. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 12 (2):113-126.
B. Q. Cambridge (2000). Book Reviews : Religion in English Everyday Life: An Ethnographic Approach, by Timothy Jenkins. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 1999. 256 Pp. Pb. 14.50. ISBN 1-57181-769-. [REVIEW] Studies in Christian Ethics 13 (2):106-111.
Michael A. Long (2009). Christian Coff: The Taste for Ethics: An Ethic of Food Consumption. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 22 (6):605-606.
Daniel Sperling (2010). Food Law, Ethics, and Food Safety Regulation: Roles, Justifications, and Expected Limits. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 23 (3):267-278.
Kalevi Kull & Ekaterina Velmezova (2012). Biosemiotics in a Gallery. Biosemiotics 5 (3):313-317.
Howard R. Pollio (1997/2006). The Phenomenology of Everyday Life. Cambridge University Press.
Raymond Anthony (2012). Taming the Unruly Side of Ethics: Overcoming Challenges of a Bottom-Up Approach to Ethics in the Areas of Food Policy and Climate Change. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 25 (6):813-841.
Jesper Hoffmeyer (2010). A Biosemiotic Approach to the Question of Meaning. Zygon 45 (2):367-390.
Added to index2012-08-07
Total downloads13 ( #189,873 of 1,725,572 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #167,283 of 1,725,572 )
How can I increase my downloads?