Food, Poetry, and the Aesthetics of Consumption: Eating the Avant-Garde

Food, Poetry, and the Aesthetics of Consumption: Eating the Avant-Garde

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From Plato's dismissal of food as a distraction from thought to Kant's relegation of the palate to the bottom of the hierarchy of the senses, the sense of taste has consistently been devalued by Western aesthetics. Kant is often invoked as evidence that philosophers consider taste as an inferior sense because it belongs to the realm of the private and subjective and does not seem to be required in the development of higher types of knowledge. From a gastrosophical… (more)

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Publisher: Routledge (August 06, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 160 pages

File size: 1.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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