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Healthy Eating Policy and Political Philosophy

A Public Reason Approach

Matteo Bonotti & Anne Barnhill

Healthy Eating Policy and Political Philosophy

Healthy Eating Policy and Political Philosophy

A Public Reason Approach

Healthy Eating Policy and Political Philosophy

 

When it comes to laws and policies that deal with food—such as special taxes on sugary drinks and the banning of certain unhealthy food ingredients—critics argue that these policies can be paternalistic and can limit individual autonomy over food choices.


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Beschrijving Healthy Eating Policy and Political Philosophy

Who gets to decide what it means to live a healthy lifestyle, and how important a healthy lifestyle is to a good life? As more governments make preventing obesity and diet-related illness a priority, it's become more important to consider the ethics and acceptability of their efforts. When it comes to laws and policies that promote healthy eating—such as special taxes on sugary drinks and the banning of food deemed unhealthy—critics argue that these policies are
paternalistic, and that they limit individual autonomy over food choices.

In Healthy Eating Policy and Political Philosophy: A Public Reason Approach, Anne Barnhill and Matteo Bonotti show that both paternalistic justifications for healthy eating efforts and anti-paternalistic arguments against them can be grounded in perfectionist views that overly prioritize some values over others. The authors therefore propose a more inclusive, public reason approach to healthy eating policy that will be appealing to those who take pluralism and cultural diversity
seriously, by providing a framework through which different kinds of values, including but not limited to autonomy and health, can be factored into the public justification for healthy eating efforts. Additionally, the book adopts a 'farm to fork' approach to the ethics of healthy eating efforts: it engages with
theories and debates in political philosophy, considers the implications of different theoretical positions for healthy eating efforts, and then develops a concrete tool for assessing policies that will be of interest to both scholars and policymakers. As well as offering a novel normative analysis of healthy eating policy, the authors offer a new theoretical framework that will be applicable to a wide range of public policy scenarios.


ISBN
9780190937881
Pagina's
264
Verschenen
NUR
730
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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