Food and Philosophy Eat, Think, and Be Merry

ISBN-10: 1405157755

ISBN-13: 9781405157759

Edition: 2007

Authors: Dave Monroe, Odessa Piper, Fritz Allhoff

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Insightful and zesty, this engaging volume encourages readers to sample essays that appeal to their philosophical tastes. Organized thematically like an la carte menu, the book opens with "Food in Culture & amp; Society, " a glimpse at the inherently social and cultural aspects of food, whetting the appetite for what is to follow, including topics such as: Who decides just what constitutes quality cuisine or foul fare? Is food aesthetically important? How are food and sensuality related? Do we have an ethical responsibility to eat organic, free-range, vegetarian, or locally grown foods?In addition to contributions by philosophers, the book also includes a rare collection of essays by culinary professionals and food critics who infuse their passion for food with philosophical flavorings. Another installment in the "Epicurean Trilogy " (together with Wine & amp; Philosophy and Beer & amp; Philosophy), Food & amp; Philosophy serves up a healthy helping of timely food-oriented thinking.
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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Setting the Table: An Introduction to Food & Philosophy
Appetizers: Food in Culture & Society
Epicurus, the Foodies' Philosopher
Carving Values with a Spoon
Should I Eat Meat? Vegetarianism and Dietary Choice
Sublime Hunger: A Consideration of Eating Disorders Beyond Beauty
First Course: Taste & Food Criticism
Taste, Gastronomic Expertise, and Objectivity
Who Needs a Critic? The Standard of Taste and the Power of Branding
Hungry Engrams: Food and Non-Representational Memory
Second Course: Edible Art & Aesthetics
Can a Soup Be Beautiful? The Rise of Gastronomy and the Aesthetics of Food
Can Food Be Art? The Problem of Consumption
Delightful, Delicious, Disgusting
Food Fetishes and Sin-Aesthetics: Professor Dewey, Please Save Me From Myself
Dessert: Eating & Ethics
Eating Well: Thinking Ethically About Food
Picky Eating is a Moral Failing
Shall We Dine? Confronting the Strange and Horrifying Story of GMOs in Our Food
Taking Stock: An Overview of Arguments For and Against Hunting
Petits Fours: Compliments of the Chef
Food and Sensuality: A Perfect Pairing
Duty to Cook: Exploring the Intents and Ethics of Home and Restaurant Cuisine
Diplomacy of the Dish: Cultural Understanding Through Taste
Balancing Tastes: Inspiration, Taste, and Aesthetics in the Kitchen
Thus Ate Zarathustra
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