We regret that due to the technical limitations of our site, we are unable to offer eBooks or Audio Downloads to customers outside of the UK.

For further details please read our eBooks help.

I Drink Therefore I am: A Philosopher's Guide to Wine (Paperback)
  • I Drink Therefore I am: A Philosopher's Guide to Wine (Paperback)

I Drink Therefore I am: A Philosopher's Guide to Wine (Paperback)

£13.99 £12.59
Paperback Published: 26/09/2010
  • Save £1.40
  • 5+ in stock
  • Free UK delivery

We can send it to you within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Click & Collect From your local shop
Here Scruton explains the connection between good wine and serious thought with a heady mix of humour and philosophy. The ancients had a solution to the alcohol problem, which was to wrap the drink in religious rituals, to treat it as the incarnation of a god, and to marginalize disruptive behaviour as the god's doing, not the worshipper's. Gradually, under the discipline of ritual, prayer and theology, wine was tamed from its orgiastic origins to become a solemn libation to the Olympians and then the Christian Eucharist - that brief encounter with salvation which has reconciliation as its goal. We are familiar with the medical opinion that a daily glass of wine is good for the health and also the rival opinion that any more than a glass or two will set us on the road to ruin. Whether or not good for the body, Scrtuton argues, wine, drunk in the right frame of mind, is definitely good for the soul. And there is no better accompaniment to wine than philosophy. By thinking with wine, you can learn not only to drink in thoughts but to think in draughts. In vino veritas.

Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9781441170675

You may also be interested in...

Your review has been submitted successfully.

View your review