Wine and Philosophy: A Symposium on Thinking and Drinking

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Fritz Allhoff
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 9, 2009 - Philosophy - 328 pages
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In Wine & Philosophy, philosophers, wine critics, andwinemakers share their passion for wine through well-crafted essaysthat explore wine’s deeper meaning, nature, and significance
  • Joins Food & Philosophy and Beer &Philosophy in in the "Epicurean Trilogy
  •  Essays are organized thematically and written byphilosophers, wine writers, and winemakers
  • Chapters include, “The Art & Culture of Wine”;“Tasting & Talking about Wine”; “Wine &Its Critics”; “The Beauty of Wine”; “TheMetaphysics of Wine”; and “The Politics & Economicsof Wine”
  • Accessible to a general audience while at the same timecovering some serious philosophical ground
  • Incorporates traditional areas of philosophical study,including philosophy of language, philosophy of perception,aesthetics, metaphysics, ethics and political philosophy
  • A great complimentary text to any guided-tour visit to theNapa Valley or other wineries
 

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Contents

Planting the Vines An Introduction Fritz Allhoff
1
I The Art Culture of Wine
13
1 Wine in Ancient Greece Some Platonist Ponderings Harold Tarrant
15
2 On and Off the Wagon Wine and the American Character Jonathon Alsop
30
3 Muse in a Stem Glass Art Wine and Philosophy Kirsten DitterichShilakes
44
4 In Vino Sanitas Frederick Adolf Paola
63
II Tasting Talking about Wine
79
5 Mmmm not Aha Imaginative vs Analytical Experiences of Wines John Dilworth
81
11 Who Cares If You Like It This Is a Good Wine Regardless George Gale
172
12 Listening to the Wine Consumer The Art of Drinking Steve Charters
186
V Wine Metaphysics
203
13 Is There Coffee or Blackberry in My Wine? Kevin W Sweeney
205
14 The Soul of Wine Digging for Meaning Randall Grahm
219
15 The Notion of Terroir Matt Kramer
225
VI The Politics Economics of Wine
235
16 WineTasting Epiphany An Analysis of the 1976 California vs France Tasting Orley Ashenfelter Richard E Quandt and George M Taber
237

6 Talk about Wine? Kent Bach
95
7 Winespeak or Critical Communication? Why People Talk About Wine Keith Lehrer and Adrienne Lehrer
111
III Wine Its Critics
123
8 What the Wine Critic Tells Us John W Bender
125
9 Experiencing Wine Why Critics Mess Up Some of the Time Jamie Goode
137
IV The Beauty of Wine
155
10 Youll Never Drink Alone Wine Tasting and Aesthetic Practice Douglas Burnham and Ole Martin Skilleås
157
17 The Old World and the New Worlds Apart? Warren Winiarski
248
18 Taste How Expensive This Is A Problem of Wine and Rationality Justin Weinberg
257
19 Shipping across State Lines Wine and the Law Drew Massey
275
Notes on Contributors
288
Index
295
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About the author (2009)

Fritz Allhoff, PhD, is an assistant professor of philosophy at Western Michigan University. He is the co-editor of Food & Philosophy (with Dave Monroe, Blackwell, 2008). He enjoys, especially, Napa and Russian River wines as well as wine travel around the world.

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