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Author Onfray, Michel, 1959-

Title Appetites for Thought : Philosophers and Food
Published London : Reaktion Books, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (138 pages)
Contents Cover; Appetites for Thought: Philosophers and Food; Imprint Page; Contents; Introduction: The Banquet of the Omnivores; One: Diogenes; or, The Taste of Octopus; Two: Rousseau; or, The Milky Way; Three: Kant; or, Ethical Alcoholism; Four: Fourier; or, The Pivotal Little Pie; Five: Nietzsche; or, The Sausages of the Anti-Christ; Six: Marinetti; or, The Excited Pig; Seven: Sartre; or, The Revenge of the Crustaceans; Conclusion: The Gay Science of Eating; References; Bibliography
Summary Appetites for Thought offers up a delectable intellectual challenge: can we better understand the concepts of philosophers from their culinary choices? Guiding us around the philosopher's banquet table with erudition, wit, and irreverence, Michel Onfray offers surprising insights on foods ranging from fillet of cod to barley soup, from sausage to wine and coffee. Tracing the edible obsessions of philosophers from Diogenes to Sartre, Onfray considers how their ideas relate to their diets. Would Diogenes have been an opponent of civilization without his taste for raw octopus? Would Rousseau have
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Subject Food -- Philosophy.
Philosophers -- Nutrition.
Form Electronic book
Author Barry, Donald.
Muecke, Stephen.
ISBN 1780234554 (electronic bk.)
9781780234557 (electronic bk.)