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Rules of Regimen

Rules of Regimen

(p.243) Chapter Six Rules of Regimen
Eating the Enlightenment
E.C. Spary
University of Chicago Press

This chapter discusses the relations between appetite, reason, and health. The topic focuses on the experiences of philosophers and literate consumers. It demonstrates how various models of food, eating, and the body were affected by chemical, mechanical, and vital accounts of health. It tackles both secular and religious moral agendas. It also discusses the politics of philosophers Voltaire and Diderot.

Keywords:   appetite, reason, health, animists, gourmandise, antimaterialist, Diderot, Voltaire

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