Whiskey and Philosophy by Fritz Allhoff
A Small Batch of Spirited Ideas

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Thoughtful essays on the history, significance, and pleasures of whiskey

Everyone becomes a philosopher with a drink in hand, but Whiskey & Philosophy takes this natural pairing to a new level. It explores a range of philosophical topics related to whiskey through engaging reflections written by philosophers, whiskey writers, and others.

You will learn things that are both practical (how do tasting notes vary across guides and whiskey brands?) and thought provoking (why is there the popular conception that drinking whiskey makes people mean, and is it true?). Whether your interest lies in the drink itself or in the philosophical issues surrounding it, you'll find something to interest you in this unusual book.Covers subjects ranging from geographical origin to stylistic differences between whiskey and ScotchExplores philosophical ideas such as the aesthetics, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics of whiskey and whiskey drinkingIncludes contributions from academics, journalists, and whiskey specialists, all written in an engaging and accessible style

Whether you prefer your whiskey neat or in a Manhattan, from the United States, Scotland, or elsewhere, Whiskey & Philosophy is your perfect drinking companion.


About Fritz Allhoff

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Fritz Allhoff, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Western Michigan University. His research areas are in ethical theory, applied ethics, and the philosophy of biology/science. He is the editor of Wine & Philosophy and Food & Philosophy (with Dave Monroe).Marcus P. Adams, M.A., is a Ph.D. student in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh.
Published December 30, 2009 by Wiley. 385 pages
Genres: Cooking, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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