The Philosophy of Wine: A Case of Truth, Beauty and Intoxication (BOK)

Cain Todd

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Does this Bonnes-Mares really have notes of chocolate, truffle, violets, and merde de cheval? Can wines really be feminine, profound, pretentious, or cheeky? Can they express emotion or terroir? Do the judgements of 'experts' have any objective validity? Is a great wine a work of art? Questions like these will have been entertained by anyone who has ever puzzled over the tasting notes of a wine writer, or been baffled by the response of a sommelier to an innocent question. Only recently, however, have they received the serious philosophical attention they deserve. Touching on issues in metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophy of mind, and aesthetics, this book provides a clear and engaging discussion of the philosophical significance of wine that will be accessible to all wine lovers, specialists and non-specialists alike. The author offers throughout a sustained defence of the objectivity of wine judgements, a demystification of the nature of expertise, and a theory of the aesthetic value of wine and its appreciation.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2010
Forfatter Cain Todd Forlag
Acumen Publishing Ltd
ISBN 9781844652501 Antall sider 224
Dimensjoner 13,8cm x 21,6cm x 2,4cm Vekt 414 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Wines, Popular philosophy, Philosophy: aesthetics