"Talk doesn't cook rice." -Chinese Proverb According to Socrates, knowledge is "food for the soul." That's all well and good for the Socratic but, according to Maslow, food for the stomach is a far more pressing matter. But why can't you have your talk, and cook rice too? With The Philosopher's Table, Marietta McCarty shows you that you can. In this book, you will find all of the necessary ingredients to start a Philosophy Dinner Club, taking a monthly tour around the world with friends to sample hors d'oeuvres ofsucculent wisdom and fill your plate with food from each philosophers' home country. With recipes, theories, and insights both old and new-all peppered with McCarty's charming and informative prose-you and your friends will: -Enjoy fresh, homemade tzatziki, lamb meatballs, and the simple pleasures of life while walking in Epicurus's ancient Greek garden. -Acknowledge the difference between spiritual and physical hunger (and satisfy both) with Medjool dates with cheese and honey and wisdom from Iraq's Abu Hamid Muhammed al-Ghazali. -Learn about rational decision-making with a mouthfull of bratwurst from Germany's Immanuel Kant -In the spirit of accepting change, ditch the familiar take-out containers and dine on homemade shrimp dumplings with China's Lao Tzu. -And much more! Complete with McCarty's recommendations for ethnic music from each region to enjoy during your gatherings and discussion questions to prompt debate, The Philosopher's Tablecontains everything you need to leave your host's home brimming with both nutritional and mental satisfaction.
Marietta McCarty is the author of Little Big Minds: Sharing Philosophy with Kids (a New York Times Extended List bestseller) and How Philosophy Can Save Your Life: 10 Ideas That Matter Most (Winner of the Nautilus National Book Award). For over two decades, she taught philosophy at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville, Virginia. Now a writer by trade, she travels around the country speaking and hosting events about philosophy to groups of all ages.