Fall 2013 Philosophical Forum: “What Value Food?”

FSU’s Philosophical Forum Presents “What Value Food?”

Frostburg State University’s fall 2013 Philosophical Forum “What Value Food?” will discuss how we use food in society. Presented in association with Food Day, a nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food, the forum is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and moderated by Dr. Shoshana Brassfield, assistant professor of philosophy. It will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in Lane University Center room 111.

The forum will offer three discussions. “Gas Tank or Dinner Table? The Dilemmas of Using Food for Fuel,” presented by Dr. Joan Serafin Andorfer, professor of political science at FSU, will discuss the global and ethical implications of using food crops as a source of energy. “Food and a Meaningful Life,” presented by Dr. Skott Brill, associate professor of philosophy at FSU, will focus on how cultivating a particular relationship to food can be important to the pursuit of a meaningful life. “How Far Should We Eat? Traversing the Ethical Terrain of Eating Locally,” presented by Dr. Richard A. Russo, assistant professor in the Geography Department at FSU, will look at the contributions of geographers to our understanding of how place and distance are connected to the ethical consumption of food.

This event is also a food drive for the Western Maryland Food Bank, and attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item. For more information, contact Dr. Michael Mathias at 301-687-3094 or mbmathias@frostburg.edu.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 7:00pm

Lane Center 111
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg

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