Cooking, Eating, Thinking

Cooking, Eating, Thinking

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Philosophy has often been criticized for privileging the abstract; this volume attempts to remedy that situation. Focusing on one of the most concrete of human concerns, food, the editors argue for the existence of a philosophy of food. The collection provides various approaches to the subject matter, offering new readings of a number of textsa€”religious, philosophical, anthropological, culinary, poetic, and economic. Included are readings ranging from Platoa€™s Phaedo and Verses of Sen-No-Rikyu to Peter Singera€™s qBecoming a Vegetarianq and Jean-FranAsois Revela€™s Culture and Cuisine. This reader will have particular appeal for philosophers working in social theory, feminist theory, and environmental ethics, and for those working on alternative approaches to such traditional subject areas as epistemology, aesthetics, and metaphysics.For Grosvenor, cooking is a form of love, one of the most powerful of all forms.29 aquot; So, if you cook with love and feed ... In a suggestive if speculative essay entitled aquot; Uses of the Erotic, aquot; Lorde reclaims the notion, rejecting the falsified, oftenanbsp;...

Title:Cooking, Eating, Thinking
Author: Deane W. Curtin, Lisa Maree Heldke
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 1992-01-01

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