Juicy philosophy: A way of life for ripening human organisms

Juicy Philosophy: A way of life for ripening human organisms For us to understand some ways  for philosophy to be juicy—more mouthwateringly fruitful for our lives—let's consider  what juicy suggests and why human organisms have this cultural activity called philosophy. Then we can consider what philosophy is and how it may benefit us in more … Continue reading Juicy philosophy: A way of life for ripening human organisms

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Practicing Juicy Philosophy: Playing with your food, playing with your words

An aspect of the practice of flavor play that is quite important is the final part when we begin to speak about our experiences, though it may be subtly obvious as to why this is the case. While we are speaking about our experiences of flavors, we are developing our capacity to communicate. Flavor play … Continue reading Practicing Juicy Philosophy: Playing with your food, playing with your words

What if Foucault wrote A HIstory of Gastronomy?

What if Foucault wrote about the history of gastronomy, rather than a history of sexuality? After all, what he was interested in was the ways in which the practices of sexuality, including the discourses about sexuality—public, private, as well as the dialogue within one's head—exert a power over how we experience ourselves as a subject. … Continue reading What if Foucault wrote A HIstory of Gastronomy?

As we taste, so we experience life

“Learning implies a great sensitivity,” yet, Krishnamurti implores, “most of us are not sensitive even physically” “We overeat, we do not bother about the right diet, we over smoke and drink so that our bodies become gross and insensitive; the quality of the attention of the organism itself is made dull. How can there be a … Continue reading As we taste, so we experience life

As with eating, so too, thinking

The 19th century gourmand and bon vivant Brillat-Savarin said "you are what you eat," a phrase it is said that the philosopher Fuerbach borrowed. Brillat-Savarin's english translator, the celebrated food writer MFK Fisher, replied in a foot note that, more importantly, you are HOW you eat. Similarly, we human beings have been given the capacity … Continue reading As with eating, so too, thinking

On the influences of our senses upon our capacity to make sense

Our senses have profound, yet subtle influences upon the ways that we make sense of life as well as every moment of our lives. This is why the metaphor taste is used for the experiences of art and music, experiences that, curiously, actually occur via our eyes and ears. The etymologies of sapience, savvy, sagacity, … Continue reading On the influences of our senses upon our capacity to make sense