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The Virtues of the Table How to Eat and Think

by Julian Baggini

Cookery, Food and Drink Lifestyle and Health

The Virtues of the Table How to Eat and Think Synopsis

How we eat, farm and shop for food is not only a matter of taste. Our choices regarding what we eat involve every essential aspect of our human nature: the animal, the sensuous, the social, the cultural, the creative, the emotional and the intellectual. Thinking seriously about food requires us to consider our relationship to nature, to our fellow animals, to each other and to ourselves. So can thinking about food teach us about being virtuous, and can what we eat help us to decide how to live? From the author of The Ego Trick and The Pig that Wants to be Eaten comes a thought-provoking exploration of our values and vices. What can fasting teach us about autonomy? Should we, like Kant, 'dare to know' cheese? Should we take media advice on salt with a pinch of salt? And can food be more virtuous, more inherently good, than art?

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ISBN: 9781847087157
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Publisher: Granta Books
Format: Paperback

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Publisher: Granta Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847087157
Publication date: 1st January 2015
Author: Julian Baggini
Publisher: Granta Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Cookery, Food and Drink, Lifestyle & Health,
Categories: Popular philosophy, Cookery / food & drink etc,

About Julian Baggini

JULIAN BAGGINI  is Founding Editor of The Philosophers' Magazine. His books include Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, What's It All About?: Philosophy and the Meaning of Life, the bestselling The Pig that Wants to be Eaten, Do They Think You're Stupid? and The Ego Trick, all published by Granta Books.

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