​Andrew Chignell

Andrew Chignell is an Associate Professor in Cornell's Susan Linn Sage School of Philosophy. His work focuses on Enlightenment philosophy (especially Immanuel Kant), though he also works in contemporary epistemology, aesthetics, and philosophy of religion. He was born in Dundee, Scotland, but lost his Scottish accent when his family moved him (at age 4) to the Chicago area. He grew up eating a lot of casseroles, and only got interested in thinking philosophically about food eight years ago when his best friend (also a philosophy professor) suddenly converted from being a dedicated grill master-hunter-fisherman-carnivore to being a dedicated vegan.
Andrew is co-editing a volume (with Matthew Halteman and Terence Cuneo) entitled Philosophy Comes to Dinner: Arguments over the Ethics of Eating (Routledge 2015) and contributing to the forthcoming Oxford Handbook to Food Ethics (eds. Barnhill, Doggett, and Egan). He received his Ph.D. at Yale.
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Food Ethics (Coursera)

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We are what we eat--morally as well as molecularly. So how should concerns about animals, workers, the environment, and community inform our food choices? Can we develop viable foodways for growing populations while respecting race, ethnic, and religious differences? What does food justice look like in a global [...]

The Ethics of Eating (edX)

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Explore the ethical issues you confront each time you decide what to eat or purchase food. Join a diverse group of philosophers, food scientists, activists, industry specialists, and farmers in this exciting discussion.