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Taste as Experience

Taste as Experience

The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Food

  • Author: Nicola Perullo
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231541422
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 176
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Taste as Experience puts the pleasure of food at the center of human experience. It shows how the sense of taste informs our preferences for and relationship to nature, pushes us toward ethical practices of consumption, and impresses upon us the importance of aesthetics. Eating is often dismissed as a necessary aspect of survival, and our personal enjoyment of food is considered a quirk. Nicola Perullo sees food as the only portion of the world we take in on a daily basis, constituting our first and most significant encounter with the earth. Perullo has long observed people's food practices and has listened to their food experiences. He draws on years of research to explain the complex meanings behind our food choices and the thinking that accompanies our gustatory actions. He also considers our indifference toward food as a force influencing us as much as engagement. For Perullo, taste is value and wisdom. It cannot be reduced to mere chemical or cultural factors but embodies the quality and quantity of our earthly experience.

Art as Experience

Art as Experience

  • Author: John Dewey
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101667036
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 384
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Based on John Dewey's lectures on esthetics, delivered as the first William James Lecturer at Harvard in 1932, Art as Experience has grown to be considered internationally as the most distinguished work ever written by an American on the formal structure and characteristic effects of all the arts: architecture, sculpture, painting, music, and literature.

The Temporality of Taste in Eighteenth-Century British Writing

The Temporality of Taste in Eighteenth-Century British Writing

  • Author: James Noggle
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199642435
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 234
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This book discusses the disruptive power of the concept of taste in the works of a number of important British writers, including poets such as Alexander Pope and Joseph Warton, philosophical historians such as David Hume and Anna Barbauld, and novelists such as Frances Burney and William Beckford.

Perception and Its Modalities

Perception and Its Modalities

  • Author: Dustin Stokes,Mohan Matthen,Stephen Biggs
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199381615
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 352
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This volume is about the many ways we perceive. In nineteen new essays, philosophers and cognitive scientists explore the nature of the individual senses, how and what they tell us about the world, and how they interrelate. They consider how the senses extract perceptual content from receptoral information and what kinds of objects we perceive and whether multiple senses ever perceive a single event. Questions pertaining to how many senses we have, what makes one sense distinct from another, and whether and why distinguishing senses may be useful feature prominently. Contributors examine the extent to which the senses act in concert, rather than as discrete modalities, and whether this influence is epistemically pernicious, neutral, or beneficial. Many of the essays engage with the idea that it is unduly restrictive to think of perception as a collation of contents provided by individual sense modalities. Rather, contributors contend that to understand perception properly we need to build into our accounts the idea that the senses work together. In doing so, they aim to develop better paradigms for understanding the senses and thereby to move toward a better understanding of perception.

The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages

The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages

  • Author: Mary Carruthers
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191654566
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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This book articulates a new approach to medieval aesthetic values, emphasizing the sensory and emotional basis of all medieval arts, their love of play and fine craftsmanship, of puzzles, and of strong contrasts. Written for a general educated audience as well as students and scholars in the field, it offers an understanding of medieval literature and art that is rooted in the perceptions and feelings of ordinary life, made up of play and laughter as well as serious work. Medieval

From Judgment to Passion

From Judgment to Passion

Devotion to Christ and the Virgin Mary, 800–1200

  • Author: Rachel Fulton Brown
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231500769
  • Category: History
  • Page: 752
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Devotion to the crucified Christ is one of the most familiar, yet most disconcerting artifacts of medieval European civilization. How and why did the images of the dying God-man and his grieving mother achieve such prominence, inspiring unparalleled religious creativity as well such imitative extremes as celibacy and self-flagellation? To answer this question, Rachel Fulton ranges over developments in liturgical performance, private prayer, doctrine, and art. She considers the fear occasioned by the disappointed hopes of medieval Christians convinced that the apocalypse would come soon, the revulsion of medieval Jews at being baptized in the name of God born from a woman, the reform of the Church in light of a new European money economy, the eroticism of the Marian exegesis of the Song of Songs, and much more. Devotion to the crucified Christ is one of the most familiar yet disconcerting artifacts of medieval European civilization. How and why did the images of the dying God-man and his grieving mother achieve such prominence, inspiring unparalleled religious creativity and emotional artistry even as they fostered such imitative extremes as celibacy, crusade, and self-flagellation? Magisterial in style and comprehensive in scope, From Judgment to Passion is the first systematic attempt to explain the origins and initial development of European devotion to Christ in his suffering humanity and Mary in her compassionate grief. Rachel Fulton examines liturgical performance, doctrine, private prayer, scriptural exegesis, and art in order to illuminate and explain the powerful desire shared by medieval women and men to identify with the crucified Christ and his mother. The book begins with the Carolingian campaign to convert the newly conquered pagan Saxons, in particular with the effort to explain for these new converts the mystery of the Eucharist, the miraculous presence of Christ's body at the Mass. Moving on to the early eleventh century, when Christ's failure to return on the millennium of his Passion (A.D. 1033) necessitated for believers a radical revision of Christian history, Fulton examines the novel liturgies and devotions that arose amid this apocalyptic disappointment. The book turns finally to the twelfth century when, in the wake of the capture of Jerusalem in the First Crusade, there occurred the full flowering of a new, more emotional sensibility of faith, epitomized by the eroticism of the Marian exegesis of the Song of Songs and by the artistic and architectural innovations we have come to think of as quintessentially high medieval. In addition to its concern with explaining devotional change, From Judgment to Passion presses a second, crucial question: How is it possible for modern historians to understand not only the social and cultural functions but also the experience of faith—the impulsive engagement with the emotions, sometimes ineffable, of prayer and devotion? The answer, magnificently exemplified throughout this book's narrative, lies in imaginative empathy, the same incorporation of self into story that lay at the heart of the medieval effort to identify with Christ and Mary in their love and pain.

Hume's Aesthetic Theory

Hume's Aesthetic Theory

Taste and Sentiment

  • Author: Dabney Townsend
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0415233968
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 258
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Hume's Aesthetic Theory examines the neglected area of the development of aesthetics in empiricist thinking, exploring the link between the empiricist background of aesthetics in the eighteenth century and the work of David Hume. This is a major contribution to our understanding of Hume's general philosophy and provides fresh insights into the history of aesthetics.

The Memory of Bones

The Memory of Bones

Body, Being, and Experience among the Classic Maya

  • Author: Stephen Houston,David Stuart,Karl Taube
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292756186
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 334
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All of human experience flows from bodies that feel, express emotion, and think about what such experiences mean. But is it possible for us, embodied as we are in a particular time and place, to know how people of long ago thought about the body and its experiences? In this groundbreaking book, three leading experts on the Classic Maya (ca. AD 250 to 850) marshal a vast array of evidence from Maya iconography and hieroglyphic writing, as well as archaeological findings, to argue that the Classic Maya developed a coherent approach to the human body that we can recover and understand today. The authors open with a cartography of the Maya body, its parts and their meanings, as depicted in imagery and texts. They go on to explore such issues as how the body was replicated in portraiture; how it experienced the world through ingestion, the senses, and the emotions; how the body experienced war and sacrifice and the pain and sexuality that were intimately bound up in these domains; how words, often heaven-sent, could be embodied; and how bodies could be blurred through spirit possession. From these investigations, the authors convincingly demonstrate that the Maya conceptualized the body in varying roles, as a metaphor of time, as a gendered, sexualized being, in distinct stages of life, as an instrument of honor and dishonor, as a vehicle for communication and consumption, as an exemplification of beauty and ugliness, and as a dancer and song-maker. Their findings open a new avenue for empathetically understanding the ancient Maya as living human beings who experienced the world as we do, through the body.

Indian Philosophy in English

Indian Philosophy in English

From Renaissance to Independence

  • Author: Nalini Bhushan,Jay L. Garfield
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199911282
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 664
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This book publishes, for the first time in decades, and in many cases, for the first time in a readily accessible edition, English language philosophical literature written in India during the period of British rule. Bhushan's and Garfield's own essays on the work of this period contextualize the philosophical essays collected and connect them to broader intellectual, artistic and political movements in India. This volume yields a new understanding of cosmopolitan consciousness in a colonial context, of the intellectual agency of colonial academic communities, and of the roots of cross-cultural philosophy as it is practiced today. It transforms the canon of global philosophy, presenting for the first time a usable collection and a systematic study of Anglophone Indian philosophy. Many historians of Indian philosophy see a radical disjuncture between traditional Indian philosophy and contemporary Indian academic philosophy that has abandoned its roots amid globalization. This volume provides a corrective to this common view. The literature collected and studied in this volume is at the same time Indian and global, demonstrating that the colonial Indian philosophical communities were important participants in global dialogues, and revealing the roots of contemporary Indian philosophical thought. The scholars whose work is published here will be unfamiliar to many contemporary philosophers. But the reader will discover that their work is creative, exciting, and original, and introduces distinctive voices into global conversations. These were the teachers who trained the best Indian scholars of the post-Independence period. They engaged creatively both with the classical Indian tradition and with the philosophy of the West, forging a new Indian philosophical idiom to which contemporary Indian and global philosophy are indebted.

The Power of Pleasure

The Power of Pleasure

  • Author: Douglas Weiss, Ph.D.
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc
  • ISBN: 9781401933050
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 240
  • View: 8927
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This fascinating book will take you on the ride of a lifetime. Douglas Weiss explains how you’re incredibly designed for pleasure—with your own very unique pleasure palate and a discoverable pleasure hierarchy. You may be a classic "under-pleasurer" or "over-pleasurer," but within these pages, you can be transformed into a balanced pleasurer. You can give and receive joy every day that you breathe once you harness the Power of Pleasure. You deserve to have this power work for you in your life, and as you read, you’ll learn how you can also overcome unwanted behaviors utilizing happiness as a reward. You can create your very own personal pleasure calendar, too. With the levels of stress prevalent in today’s world, you really need and deserve more love, peace, and relaxation in your life than you’re presently receiving. In your hands is the roadmap to make your life more fun joyous from today until . . . forever!

Personal Development All-In-One For Dummies

Personal Development All-In-One For Dummies

  • Author: Rhena Branch,Mike Bryant,Kate Burton,Peter Mabbutt,Jeni Mumford,Romilla Ready,Rob Willson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781119998280
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 576
  • View: 8364
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A complete guide to understanding how you think, and discovering how to think differently. Personal Development All-in-One For Dummies is a complete guide to the key techniques that help you master your thoughts: Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy. Discover the basic principles of each approach and receive sensible, practical and effective expert advice on how each one can help you challenge negative beliefs and change your attitudes. Whether you wish to conquer an anxiety, beat an addiction or simply think more positively, here you will find proven and popular methods that you can use to make major changes - improving your personal power and creating the life you want. Personal Development All-in-One For Dummies will include: Book I: Essential Concepts Exploring the Key Themes of NLP Understanding Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Examining Hypnotherapy Introducing Life Coaching Book II: Neuro-Linguistic Programming Taking Charge of Your Life Creating Rapport Reaching Beyond the Words People Say Exploring the Amazing Power of Your Senses Opening The Toolkit Understanding the Psychology Behind Your Habits and Behaviours Book III: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Correcting Your Thinking Overcoming Obstacles to Progress Putting CBT into Action Taking a Fresh Look at Your Past Setting Your Sights on Goals Book IV: Hypnotherapy Taking A Separate View of Yourself Considering How Hypnotherapy Can Help Feeling Good Expanding the Reach of Hypnotherapy Practising Self-Hypnosis Book V: Life Coaching Introducing Your Coaching Journey Visualising Your Whole-Life Goals Becoming Your Best Self Focusing on the Elements of Your Life Physical, Mental and Emotional Wellbeing Developing and Growing

Hypnotherapy For Dummies

Hypnotherapy For Dummies

  • Author: Mike Bryant,Peter Mabbutt
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781119996729
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 328
  • View: 2962
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An easy-to-follow, reassuring and responsible guide that shows how you can use hypnotherapy to identify and overcome unhealthy modes of thinking, deal with emotional issues, improve performance, and banish bad habits. Whether you’re seeking to overcome anxiety or depression, improve your performance professionally or personally, lose weight or beat an addiction, hypnotherapy can help you make the changes you want.

Marketing Without Advertising

Marketing Without Advertising

Easy Ways to Build a Business Your Customers Will Love & Recommend

  • Author: Michael Phillips
  • Publisher: Nolo
  • ISBN: 1413314775
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 416
  • View: 2376
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Make your business stand out without the cost of advertising! The best marketing you can do for your business is to concentrate on creating a high-quality operation that customers, employees and other businesspeople will trust, respect and recommend. Marketing Without Advertising teaches small business owners practical strategies to: encourage customers to spread the good word about your business attract new customers and gain their trust turn dissatisfied customers into loyal supporters list your products or services widely and inexpensively plan marketing events that will keep customers involved encourage the media to comment positively on your business The 6th edition is completely rewritten with and updated with real world examples and resources. It also discusses the latest marketing trends, such as international Internet marketing and blogs.

Love, Sex and Long-term Relationships

Love, Sex and Long-term Relationships

What People with Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want

  • Author: Sarah Hendrickx
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 1843106051
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 144
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"This accessible book is an invaluable source of information and support for couples in which one or both partners has Asperger Syndrome, as well as counsellors and health and social care professionals."--BOOK JACKET.

Anatomy and Physiology - E-Book

Anatomy and Physiology - E-Book

  • Author: Kevin T. Patton
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0323316875
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 1264
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Anatomy and Physiology - E-Book

Making Sense of Taste

Making Sense of Taste

Food and Philosophy

  • Author: Carolyn Korsmeyer
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 080147132X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 240
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Taste, perhaps the most intimate of the five senses, has traditionally been considered beneath the concern of philosophy, too bound to the body, too personal and idiosyncratic. Yet, in addition to providing physical pleasure, eating and drinking bear symbolic and aesthetic value in human experience, and they continually inspire writers and artists. In Making Sense of Taste, Carolyn Korsmeyer explains how taste came to occupy so low a place in the hierarchy of senses and why it is deserving of greater philosophical respect and attention. Korsmeyer begins with the Greek thinkers who classified taste as an inferior, bodily sense; she then traces the parallels between notions of aesthetic and gustatory taste that were explored in the formation of modern aesthetic theories. She presents scientific views of how taste actually works and identifies multiple components of taste experiences. Turning to taste's objects—food and drink—she looks at the different meanings they convey in art and literature as well as in ordinary human life and proposes an approach to the aesthetic value of taste that recognizes the representational and expressive roles of food. Korsmeyer's consideration of art encompasses works that employ food in contexts sacred and profane, that seek to whet the appetite and to keep it at bay; her selection of literary vignettes ranges from narratives of macabre devouring to stories of communities forged by shared eating.

Der Geschmack von Asche

Der Geschmack von Asche

Das Nachleben des Totalitarismus in Osteuropa

  • Author: Marci Shore
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck
  • ISBN: 3406654568
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 376
  • View: 3752
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Die Jahrzehnte kommunistischer Herrschaft in den osteuropäischen Ländern haben in praktisch jeder Familie Fragen aufgeworfen, die nach dem Fall des Eisernen Vorhangs irgendwie beantwortet werden müssen. Diese „posttraumatischen“ Störungen in Ländern und Gesellschaften, die nach ihrer Identität suchen, sind das Thema dieses Buchs. Es ist eine Reise in die Seelenlandschaften der Menschen und die Summe einer zwanzigjährigen Beschäftigung. Marci Shore spürt den Geistern des Kommunismus im gegenwärtigen Osteuropa nach, vor allem in Polen, Tschechien, der Slowakei und Rumänien. Sie interessiert sich für das, was Geschichte aus den Menschen und ihren Leben gemacht hat. Sie hat Menschen in Prag, Krakau, Warschau, Vilnius, Kiew, Moskau, Bukarest besucht, aber auch in der Provinz und in den jeweiligen Enklaven in New York, Jerusalem und Wien. Das Buch ist von hoher literarischer Qualität, geradezu betörend schön geschrieben. Es atmet eine tiefe Humanität, und man spürt, dass die Ich-Erzählerin eine ungewöhnlich kluge und sympathische Frau ist; sie wirkt wie ein Medium zwischen den porträtierten Menschen und dem Leser, durch das hindurch man sich sehr gut in die jeweilige Situation hineinversetzen kann, von der sie berichtet.

The Essence of Japanese Cuisine

The Essence of Japanese Cuisine

An Essay on Food and Culture

  • Author: Michael Ashkenazi,Jeanne Jacob
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 9780812235661
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 252
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"It was a most exquisite repast, a veritable feast of the senses." Such is the fond memory of Michael Ashkenazi and Jeanne Jacob of a late summer meal in Japan which in every taste, texture, and aesthetic detail signaled the turning of the season. Vividly describing this and countless other fine meals, The Essence of Japanese Cuisine seats the reader at a table rich in culinary tradition. From menu arrangement to cooking techniques, course selection to entertainment styles, The Essence of Japanese Cuisine studies the Japanese meal and the historical, social, and economic principles that underpin Japanese food culture. Drawing from extensive fieldwork, surveys, and sources ranging from contemporary shop advertisements to classical writings and paintings, Ashkenazi and Jacob analyze how meals are structured, where food is prepared, where it is consumed, and what rituals and cultural rules define the art of the Japanese food event. Their personal experiences as diners serve as sensory tools for examining Japanese cuisine and its place in Japanese society, and they draw as well on Japanese and other culinary studies from such writers as Goody, Harris, Brillat-Savarin, Fisher, Ishige, and Mennell. The book concludes by assessing some of the lessons that can be learned from the Japanese dining experience, especially as Japanese cuisine takes its place among world foods.

Waking, Dreaming, Being

Waking, Dreaming, Being

Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy

  • Author: Evan Thompson
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231538316
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 480
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A renowned philosopher of the mind, also known for his groundbreaking work on Buddhism and cognitive science, Evan Thompson combines the latest neuroscience research on sleep, dreaming, and meditation with Indian and Western philosophy of mind, casting new light on the self and its relation to the brain. Thompson shows how the self is a changing process, not a static thing. When we are awake we identify with our body, but if we let our mind wander or daydream, we project a mentally imagined self into the remembered past or anticipated future. As we fall asleep, the impression of being a bounded self distinct from the world dissolves, but the self reappears in the dream state. If we have a lucid dream, we no longer identify only with the self within the dream. Our sense of self now includes our dreaming self, the "I" as dreamer. Finally, as we meditate—either in the waking state or in a lucid dream—we can observe whatever images or thoughts arise and how we tend to identify with them as "me." We can also experience sheer awareness itself, distinct from the changing contents that make up our image of the self. Contemplative traditions say that we can learn to let go of the self, so that when we die we can witness its dissolution with equanimity. Thompson weaves together neuroscience, philosophy, and personal narrative to depict these transformations, adding uncommon depth to life's profound questions. Contemplative experience comes to illuminate scientific findings, and scientific evidence enriches the vast knowledge acquired by contemplatives.

A Curious Mind

A Curious Mind

The Secret to a Bigger Life

  • Author: Brian Grazer,Charles Fishman
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476730792
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 320
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#1 New York Times bestselling author and Oscar–winning producer Brian Grazer has written a brilliantly entertaining and eye-opening exploration of curiosity and the life-changing effects it can have on every person’s life. From Academy Award–winning producer Brian Grazer, New York Times bestseller A Curious Mind offers a brilliant peek into the “curiosity conversations” that inspired him to create some of the world’s most iconic movies and television shows. He shows how curiosity has been the “secret” that fueled his rise as one of Hollywood’s leading producers and creative visionaries, and how all of us can channel its power to lead bigger and more rewarding lives. Grazer has spent most of his life exploring curiosity through what he terms “curiosity conversations” with some of the most interesting people in the world, including spies, royals, scientists, politicians, moguls, Nobel laureates, artists…anyone whose story might broaden his worldview. These discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of his movies and TV shows, including Splash, 24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, Empire, and many others. A Curious Mind is not only a fascinating page-turner—it also offers a blueprint for how we can awaken our own curiosity and use it as a superpower in our lives. Whether you’re looking to strengthen your management style at work, uncover a new source of creativity, or become a better romantic partner, this book—and its lessons on the power of curiosity—can change your life.