Philosophers who think wine and food cannot be works of art often argue that smell and taste, unlike the visual arts and music, don’t provide
Tag: Roger Scruton
Philosophers Sometimes Say Dumb Things about Taste
The recently deceased Roger Scruton was a highly regarded philosopher and wine connoisseur who wrote one of the seminal books on the philosophy of wine.
Is Interpreting a Wine Like Interpreting a Work of Art?
Philosophers who think wine and food cannot be works of art often argue that smell and taste, unlike vision and audition, fail to provide a
People With No Taste Shouldn’t Write about Food or Wine
One of my favorite pastimes is exposing Roger Scruton’s senseless twaddle about taste, which he deploys in the service of denying the artistry of food
The Inscrutable Scruton’s Stinky Cushions and the Metaphysics of Aroma
Some people stare at women. Other people stare at the TV. Some people stare off into space—at nothing at all. Staring is a kind of
A bottle of Jack Daniels is intoxicating if you drink enough of it. The ambient music of Steve Roach is intoxicating as well. Clearly, they