I Eat, Therefore I Think: Food and Philosophy

I Eat, Therefore I Think: Food and Philosophy

by Raymond D. Boisvert


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I Eat, Therefore I Think breaks new ground by introducing philosophy via an activity central to life: eating. Building on the original meaning of philosophy as love of wisdom, it explains how the search for wisdom can best succeed by addressing, not just mind, but the entire human being. Eating, an activity that integrates physiological, social, religious, cultural, ethical, and aesthetic dimensions, offers an opportunity to re-think fundamental questions. The result: surprising and novel ways to approach art, religion, knowledge, ethics, and even democracy. The book outlines a new philosophy for our time. As such, it will be of interest to people curious about the topic of food, to those interested in learning about philosophy, and to those who seek new ideas as guides for living meaningful lives in an intelligible world.

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ISBN-13: 9781611477122
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Raymond Boisvert teaches philosophy at Siena College.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Ceres Disrupts Philosophy as Usual

Chapter 2: Hospitality: The Forgotten Virtue

Chapter 3: Hungry Being: The Parasite

Chapter 4: Knowledge: Carnal, Personal, Convivial

Chapter 5: Art as Recipe for Life

Chapter 6: Clock Time/Stomach Time

Chapter 7: Fraternity as a Political Ideal

Chapter 8: Religion, Recipes, Negligence

Chapter 9 : Conclusion


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