The Virtues of the Table - Julian Baggini

The Virtues of the Table by Julian Baggini is a thought provoking exploration of our values and vices. How we eat, farm and shop for food is not only a matter of taste. Our choices regarding what we eat involve every essential aspect of our human nature: the animal, the sensuous, the social, the cultural, the creative, the emotional and the intellectual. Thinking seriously about food requires us to consider our relationship to nature, to our fellow animals, to each other and to ourselves. So can thinking about food teach us about being virtuous, and can what we eat help us to decide how to live? What can fasting teach us about autonomy? Should we, like Kant, 'dare to know' cheese? Should we take media advice on salt with a pinch of salt? And can food be more virtuous, more inherently good, than art?

Book Title: 

The Virtues of the Table

Subtitle: 

How to eat and think

Author: 

Baggini, Julian

Publisher: 

Granta

Edition: 

First

Year Published: 

2014

Binding: 

Soft cover

ISBN: 

9781847087157

Pages: 

301

Condition: 

Remaindered, fine

Dimensions: 

19.8 × 13 × 2 cm

Book Weight: 

0.425 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R230.00

Price: 

R95.00

In Stock: 

3
Front cover of The Virtues of the Table by Julian Baggini
Back cover of The Virtues of the Table by Julian Baggini