Eat this Book: A Carnivore’s ManifestoTaste as Experience. The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Food

British Journal of Aesthetics 58 (1):108-111 (2018)

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© British Society of Aesthetics 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Society of Aesthetics. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.comThese two books contribute, each in a very different way, to the reflection on a timeless subject: eating. While Eat This Book deals with a polemic subject, Taste as Experience focuses on the general experience of the simple act of eating and drinking and how this contributes to philosophical reflection. These questions are far from trivial and it is necessary to address these subjects in a context where each citizen is increasingly led to think about the environmental and ethical impacts of his food consumption. Furthermore, the pleasure that comes from the act of eating, far from being a hedonistic fantasy, allows us to reflect on our relationship to the world. In other words: What is the symbolic role that food...
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