By Fritz Allhoff (series editor), Scott F. Parker (volume editor), Michael W. Austin (volume editor)
Supplying philosophical insights into the preferred morning brew, Coffee — Philosophy for Everyone kick begins the day with an enjoyable yet serious dialogue of the ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and tradition of coffee.
• Matt Lounsbury of pioneering company Stumptown espresso discusses simply how solid espresso can be
• Caffeine-related chapters hide the ethics of the espresso alternate, the metaphysics of espresso and the centrality of the espresso apartment to the general public sphere
• incorporates a foreword by means of Donald Schoenholt, President at Gillies espresso corporation
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Anyway, I took a sip, and was instantly revolted by the taste of the strange concoction I’d just ingested. Why would anyone drink something that tasted like a mixture of water and dirt with a bit of milk to take the edge off? Moreover, how could anyone find drinking this stuff enjoyable? I’m sure in my young mind I thought some nice cherry Kool-Aid would be just fine, thank you. It tastes better, and makes your tongue red, which is very cool when you’re ten. Fast-forward ten years or so to my undergraduate days at Kansas State University.
Indd 36 KRIS TO P HER G. P HILLIP S 12/9/2010 8:07:41 PM learn anything or not? ”5 Jackson is not alone in his sentiment that Mary learns something new; most philosophers admit to having this intuition. But physicalists, those philosophers who maintain that everything there is must be physical, have deployed a number of attempts to explain, in purely physical terms, what it is that Mary learns. Remember that it looks like she learns something non-physical, since she already knows all the physical facts about color vision.
I intend to show that there is an experiential world of difference between those in the know and those not. There might even be a moral dimension to knowing what you’re drinking. To paraphrase Socrates: The unexamined cup is not worth drinking. What Is It Like to Be a Philosopher of Coffee? Now I am not going to tell you anything about what it is like to be me, or for that matter, what it is like to be any other philosopher of coffee. What I want to do instead is tell you a bit about what I mean when I say it’s like something to be a coffee drinker.