“Dining in Plato’s Cave,” with Timothy Eves to launch 2012-12 Necessary Voices season at the University of Bridgeport on September 27.

Moral questions about what we eat and the ethical implications of man’s place on the food chain come to life when Dr. Timothy Eves opens the 2012-2013 season of Necessary Voices, the popular lecture series about writers and thinkers at the University of Bridgeport, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 27.

Concerns about health and the environment have spawned a national soul-searching—as well as grassroots political movements—about where our food comes from and how it’s produced. In “Dining in Plato’s Cave,” Dr. Eves, an associate professor of philosophy at UB, contributes a fresh perspective into the politics of dining by asking us to reconsider commonplace assumptions about what is “good to eat” and how we relate to our fellow creatures.

The lecture is free and will be held in The Gallery at the Arnold Bernhard Center, 84 Iranistan Avenue.
It will followed by a reception catered by one Fairfield County’s most legendary vegetarian/vegan restaurants, Bloodroot.
Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203) 576-4625, lgeary@bridgeport.edu