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Record number 456375
Title Curiosity and responsibility : philosophy in relation to healthy food and living conditions
Author(s) Verweij, M.F.
Source Wageningen : Wageningen University, Wageningen UR - ISBN 9789461739742 - 28
Department(s) Philosophy
WASS
Publication type Inaugural/farewell address
Publication year 2014
Keyword(s) filosofie - kwaliteit van het leven - gezondheidsvoedsel - voeding en gezondheid - voeding - gezondheid - ethiek - philosophy - quality of life - health foods - nutrition and health - nutrition - health - ethics
Categories Philosophy (General)
Abstract The curious philosopher often answers questions by raising further, more fundamental questions. How can this be fruitful and practical in the context of Wageningen University? Philosophy offers critical reflection on conceptual and normative assumptions in science and society, and that is necessary for responsible practices. I illustrate this by analyzing the concept of quality of life – a key value in the mission of our university – and by questioning current debates about responsibility for health.
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