Food and the Fine Arts

What if Kant had lived to read Brillat-Savarin’s “The Physiology of Taste?”

Edible Arts

The German philosopher Immanuel Kant has, arguably, been the most important philosopher in the tradition when it comes to questions about art and aesthetics. And according to Kant, the culinary arts cannot be genuine fine arts because they don’t engage the intellect in the way painting or music do. In my Three Quarks essay this month, I explain why Kant was wrong.

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