Toward a Philosophy of Food History
Wertz, S. K., Philosophy Today
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There is a topology of time in regard to food activities which I shall briefly develop here as a context for a philosophical discussion of the history of food. This should help clarify the levels of meaning that are implicit in the phenomena of food. The broadest distinction that can be drawn is between immediate and mediate time. Immediate time, on one hand, is the present and recent past, and within this temporal category we can distinguish between the consumption and preparation of food. Preparation can be further divided into regional (popular) cuisine and erudite (professional) cuisine, as Jean-Francois …
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Publication information: Article title: Toward a Philosophy of Food History. Contributors: Wertz, S. K. - Author. Journal title: Philosophy Today. Volume: 50. Issue: 2 Publication date: Summer 2006. Page number: 239+. © DePaul University Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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