Genomics and Obesity from a Pragmatist Point of View

  • Michiel KorthalsEmail author
Part of the The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics book series (LEAF, volume 18)


An ethical study like this on the relationship between genomics, society and obesity requires a clear perspective, one that does not work as a barrier to new insights but rather provides a guideline for identifying new aspects. In this chapter we discuss our perspective generally in the first section, then give an overview of genomics and obesity, next discuss the main trends that we want to explore in this study and finally present ideas what pragmatism can mean in relation to genomics and obesity. We will in the last section explain on the base of these considerations the overall structure of the book.


Substantive Issue Health Care Practice Food Practice Pragmatist Point Food Ethic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied PhilosophyWageningen UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

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