The Atkins Diet and Philosophy: Chewing the Fat with Kant and Nietzsche

The Atkins Diet and Philosophy: Chewing the Fat with Kant and Nietzsche

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by Lisa Heldke
     
 

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The Atkins diet has transformed the lives of millions of people, revolutionizing grocery store shelves, restaurant menus, and dinner-table conversations. But there are questions beyond its efficacy and longevity. Is the Atkins diet a new wrinkle in capitalist exploitation or a twisted expression of negative body images? Is it a symbol of super-masculinity? Has the

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The Atkins diet has transformed the lives of millions of people, revolutionizing grocery store shelves, restaurant menus, and dinner-table conversations. But there are questions beyond its efficacy and longevity. Is the Atkins diet a new wrinkle in capitalist exploitation or a twisted expression of negative body images? Is it a symbol of super-masculinity? Has the Atkins diet really been around for centuries under other names? Can it increase intelligence, or cause global warming and melt the polar ice caps? How does Atkins fit into Kant’s conception of the moral life, or Rousseau’s vision of a kinder, gentler human society? The Atkins Diet and Philosophy wittily explores these and other pressing questions in sixteen entertaining essays. Following the same fun, readable approach as earlier volumes in this series, this book uses philosophy to put the Atkins diet under the microscope, and uses the Atkins diet to teach vital philosophical lessons for life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812698114
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/14/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
500 KB

Meet the Author

Lisa Heldke, Kerri Mommer, and Cynthia PineoContributor residences (city, state or country if outside the US or Canada):Lisa Heldke resides in St. Peter, MN - Professor of Philosophy, Gustavus Adolphus College;Cofounder and current coordinator of Convivium: The Philosophy and Food Roundtable.Kerri Mommer resides in Munster, IN - Ph.D. in Linguistics from Northwestern University.Cynthia Pineo resides in Chicago, IL - MA in Humanities & English Literature

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