Food And Philosophy: Eat, Think, And Be Merry
Food and Philosophy: Eat, Think, and Be Merry
Food & Philosophy offers a collection of essays which explore a range of philosophical topics related to food; it joins Wine & Philosophy and Beer & Philosophy in in the "Epicurean Trilogy." Essays are organized thematically and written by philosophers, food writers, and professional chefs.
- Provides a critical reflection on what and how we eat can contribute to a robust enjoyment of gastronomic pleasures
- A thoughtful, yet playful collection which emphasizes the importance of food as a proper object of philosophical reflection in its own right
“It turns out that not only have reputable psychologists at well-respected institutions done experimental studies on this effect, but it also serves as a kind of foul point for various philosophical questions. The works set out to address the intersection between philosophy and areas of everyday general concern: food, wine, and beer. In addition to straightforward philosophical discussions, the volumes include historical discussions, legal questions, some personal reflections.” (Gastronomica, Fall 2008)
“A truly well rounded view…and a critical reflection on what and how we eat can contribute to a robust enjoyment...