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Prelims Acknowledgements Introduction Part 1. A Phenomenology of Nourishment 1. Living From 2. Space, Milieu, and Other Existants 3. Eating Disorders Part 2. To Institute a Common World 4. A New Social Contract 5. Reconstructing Democracy 6. Beyond National Boundaries Conclusion Bibliography Index

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The first English translation of Corine Pelluchon's award winning text Les Nourritures: Philosophie du corps politique (2015), which lays out a new political philosophy of the environment.

About the Author

Corine Pelluchon is Professor of Philosophy at Paris-Est-Marne-La-Vallee, France. She is author of Leo Strauss and the Crisis of Rationalism: Another Reason, Another Enlightenment (2015) which won the Francois Furet Prize. Justin E. H. Smith is Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Paris 7, Denis Diderot, France. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times, Harper's Magazine, n+1, Slate, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Smith is also an editor-at-large of Cabinet Magazine.


In this original and important book, Corrine Pelluchon argues for nothing less than a new social contract that does justice to the biosphere, to all life, especially other animals, as well as human life, and to future generations. On the basis of a phenomenology of food and nourishment, she shows how freedom depends on the "love of life" and on sharing what nourishes with others. Pelluchon also takes up the practical challenge of reimagining democratic institutions to sustain this ethics of life. Anyone interested in questions of justice and environmental or food ethics should read this book. -- Mary C. Rawlinson, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University, USA

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