Derrida and Eating
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Hospitality and food; Meat: ethical considerations
Jacques Derrida makes an analogy between eating other beings or substances and assimilating others’ values and ideals. He makes a distinction between assimilating others – whether food or other people – in ways that nourish and ways that conquer them as trophies. Through this analogy, Derrida is concerned to develop an ethics that respects one’s differences from others while acknowledging that one needs to eat or assimilate others in order to live. He makes a connection regarding what is good to eat in both physical and moral senses.
What Is Good to Eat?
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