Questions of Taste

Questions of Taste
Author :
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Total Pages : 254
Release :
ISBN-10 : 9781908493422
ISBN-13 : 1908493429
Rating : 4/5 (22 Downloads)

Book Synopsis Questions of Taste by : Barry C Smith

Download or read book Questions of Taste written by Barry C Smith and published by Andrews UK Limited. This book was released on 2013-02-05 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Interest in and consumption of wine have grown exponentially in recent years and there has been a corresponding increase in consumers' knowledge of wine, which in turn has generated discussions about the meaning and value of wine in our lives and how renowned wine critics influence our subjective assessment of quality and shape public tastes. Wine first played a part in Western philosophy at the symposium of the early Greek philosophers where it enlivened and encouraged discussion. During the Enlightenment David Hume recommended drinking wine with friends as a cure for philosophical melancholy, while Immanuel Kant thought wine softened the harsher sides of men's characters and made their company more convivial. In Questions of Taste, the first book in any language on the subject, philosophers such as Roger Scruton and wine professionals like Andrew Jefford, author of the award-winning book The New France, turn their attention to wine as an object of perception, assessment and appreciation. They and their fellow contributors examine the relationship between a wine's qualities and our knowledge of them; the links between the scientifically describable properties of wine and the conscious experience of the wine taster; what we base our judgements of quality on and whether they are subjective or objective; the distinction between the cognitive and sensory aspects of taste; whether wine appreciation is an aesthetic experience; the role language plays in describing and evaluating wines; the significance of their intoxicating effect on us; the meaning and value of drinking wine with others; whether disagreement leads to relativism about judgements of taste; and whether we can really share the pleasures of drinking. Questions of Taste will be of interest to all those fascinated by the production and consumption of wine and how it affects our minds in ways we might not hitherto have suspected.


Questions of Taste Related Books

Questions of Taste
Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: Barry C Smith
Categories: Cooking
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-05 - Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Interest in and consumption of wine have grown exponentially in recent years and there has been a corresponding increase in consumers' knowledge of wine, which
Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America
Language: en
Pages: 207
Authors: Mayukh Sen
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-16 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

A New York Times Editors' Choice pick Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Wall Street Journal, Food Network, KCRW, WBUR Here & Now,
What Does the Moon Taste Like?
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Thomas Canavan
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-13 - Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Why are black holes black? Why can't you tickle yourself? For the answers to these, and many more science questions, just look inside! Young readers will be blo
You May Also Like
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Tom Vanderbilt
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-10 - Publisher: Vintage

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Why do we get so embarrassed when a colleague wears the same shirt? Why do we eat the same thing for breakfast every day, but seek out novelty at lunch and dinn
Taste Matters
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: John Prescott
Categories: Cooking
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-15 - Publisher: Reaktion Books

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

The human tongue has somewhere up to eight thousand taste buds to inform us when something is sweet, salty, sour, or bitter—or as we usually think of it—del