I Drink Therefore I Am: A Philosopher's Guide to Wine / Edition 1 by Roger Scruton | 9781847065087 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
I Drink Therefore I Am: A Philosopher's Guide to Wine

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

by Roger Scruton
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847065087
Publisher:
Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/30/2009
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


Professor Roger Scruton is visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall Oxford and visiting Research Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. His other books include Sexual Desire, The West and the Rest, England: An Elegy, News from Somewhere, Gentle Regrets and I Drink Therefore I Am (all published by Continuum).

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