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Rules of Regimen

Rules of Regimen

Chapter:
(p.243) Chapter Six Rules of Regimen
Source:
Eating the Enlightenment
Author(s):
E.C. Spary
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226768885.003.0007

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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