Coffee - Philosophy for Everyone: Grounds for Debate

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 8, 2011 - Philosophy - 264 pages
Offering philosophical insights into the popular morning brew, Coffee -- Philosophy for Everyone kick starts the day with an entertaining but critical discussion of the ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and culture of coffee.
  • Matt Lounsbury of pioneering business Stumptown Coffee discusses just how good coffee can be
  • Caffeine-related chapters cover the ethics of the coffee trade, the metaphysics of coffee and the centrality of the coffee house to the public sphere
  • Includes a foreword by Donald Schoenholt, President at Gillies Coffee Company
 

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Contents

COFFEE
4
The Necessary Ground of Being
25
The Unexamined Cup Is Not Worth Drinking
34
Self Suffering
46
COFFEE CULTURE
71
Anxiety Existence and the Coffeehouse
100
The Philosophers Brew
113
Is Starbucks Really Better than Red Brand X?
138
Neoliberalism
152
Starbucks and the Third Wave
166
How Good the Coffee Can
184
Green Coffee Green Consumers Green Philosophy?
217
The Bean and the Golden Mean
228
How to Make it in Hollywood by Writing an Afterword
239
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Editors

SCOTT F. PARKER has contributed chapters to Ultimate Lost and Philosophy, Football and Philosophy, Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy, Golf and Philosophy, and iPod and Philosophy. He is a regular contributor to Rain Taxi Review of Books. His writing has also appeared in Philosophy Now, Sport Literate, Fiction Writers Review, Epiphany, The Ink-Filled Page, and Oregon Humanities.

MICHAEL W. AUSTIN is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University, where he works primarily in ethics. He has published Conceptions of Parenthood: Ethics and the Family (2007), Running and Philosophy: A Marathon for the Mind (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007), and Football and Philosophy: Going Deep (2008).

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