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Questions of Taste: The Philosophy of Wine

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Publication date: February 2013
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Interest in and consumption of wine have grown exponentially in recent years and there has been a corresponding increase in consumers' knowledge of wine, which in turn has generated discussions about the meaning and value of wine in our lives and how renowned wine critics influence our subjective assessment of quality and shape public tastes. Wine first played a part in Western philosophy at the symposium of the early Greek philosophers where it enlivened and encouraged discussion. During the Enlightenment David Hume recommended drinking wine with friends as a cure for philosophical melancholy, while Immanuel Kant thought wine softened the harsher sides of men's characters and made their company more convivial. In Questions of Taste, the first book in any language on the subject, philosophers such as Roger Scruton and wine professionals like Andrew Jefford, author of the award-winning book The New France, turn their attention to wine as an object of perception, assessment and app...
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Questions of Taste: The Philosophy of Wine PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Barry C Smith
Signal Books, February 2013
ISBN: 9781908493422
EAN:  2370004809038
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List Price: $11.99 eBook price: $9.99
Questions of Taste: The Philosophy of Wine ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Barry C Smith
Signal Books, February 2013
ISBN: 9781908493422
EAN:  9781908493422
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List Price: $11.99 eBook price: $9.99