Agricultural and Food Ethicist to Present Philosophy Honor Society Lecture
Paul B. Thompson will speak at The College of Wooster Feb. 25
WOOSTER, Ohio — Paul B. Thompson, professor of philosophy and the W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics at Michigan State University, will present “Intersections in Food Ethics: Food Security, Obesity and Environment” at the Phi Sigma Tau (Philosophy) Honor Society Lecture at The College of Wooster on Wednesday, Feb. 25. The free public lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall (303 E. University St.).
Thompson received his bachelor of arts degree from Emory University, and his master’s and Ph.D. from State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is the author of numerous books, including The Spirit of the Soil: Agriculture and Environmental Ethics; The Ethics of Aid and Trade; Food Biotechnology in Ethical Perspective; The Agrarian Vision: Sustainability and Environmental Ethics; and most recently From Field to Fork: Food Ethics for Everyone. Having served on many national and international committees on agricultural biotechnology, he was a contributor to the National Research Council report The Environmental Effects of Transgenic Plants. In addition, he is a Past President of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society and the Society for Philosophy and Technology, and is currently Secretary of the International Society for Environmental Ethics.
Thompson’s lecture is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Lindner Endowed Lectureship in Ethics. For more information, contact Patrice Reeder at 330-263-2380.