Beer and Philosophy or Drinking and Thinking

Here’s an article from the Huffington Post. Of course, we all know that booze and the philosopher are close friends. Regarding the relationship between the two, there are two schools of thought. 1. that the qualic experience (and alcohol) are part and parcel of creative thought processes. 2. Alcohol is needed to numb the philosopher’s propensity for thinking too much.

There are two books that spring to mind looking at the philosophy of wine and the philosophy of beer. One is Roger Scruton’s I Drink Therefore I Am and Steven Hales’ (ed.) Beer and Philosophy: The Unexamined Beer Isn’t Worth Drinking. And most famously of all is Eric Idle’s Bruce’s Philosophy Song: