I Drink Therefore I Am: A Philosopher's Guide to Wine / Edition 1

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Overview

We are familiar with the medical opinion that a daily glass of wine is good for the health and also the rival opinion that any more than a glass or two will set us on the road to ruin. Whether or not good for the body, Scruton argues, wine, drunk in the right frame of mind, is definitely good for the soul. And there is no better accompaniment to wine than philosophy. By thinking with wine, you can learn not only to drink in thoughts but to think in draughts.

This good-humoured book offers an antidote to the pretentious clap-trap that is written about wine today and a profound apology for the drink on which civilisation has been founded.

In vino veritas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441170675
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 11/25/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Professor Roger Scruton is Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Washington and Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. His other books include Sexual Desire, The West and the Rest, England: An Elegy, News from Somewhere and Gentle Regrets (all published by Continuum).
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Table of Contents

Introduction \ 1. Drugs that are Tolerated and Forbidden \ 2. Alcohol and its Effects \ 3. The Ancients and Religious Rituals \ 4. Wine, Self Certainty and Philosophy \ 5. Paying Bacchus his Due \ 6. Wine and the Moral Vacuum \ 7. American Health Warnings \ 8. Wine as an Accompaniment to Thought \ 9. Wine as Something to Live By

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