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

Foreword
Black Puddle Water or Panacea?
The Necessary Ground of Being
The Unexamined Cup Is Not Worth Drinking
Self Sufferin and
Coffee
The Value of
Coffeehouse
Is Starbucks Really Better than Red Brand
Neoliberalism and
Starbucks and the Third Wave
An Interview with
The Direct Trade
Caffeine as
Green Coffee Green Consumers Green
The Bean and

Anxiety Existence and
The Philosophers Brew
The Anatomy of a Wasted Afternoon
How to Make it in Hollywood by Writing
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

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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