A burrito is not a sandwich. A wrap is not a sandwich. A hot dog is not a sandwich. A person can call a hotdog a sandwich, and even if that person is understood, it’s still not a sandwich.
Joel K Jensen, PhD
About the author
Joel K Jensen is a Professor of Philosophy at North Hennepin Community College, and studied architecture at the University of Colorado. He lives, and eats, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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How do we know when a sandwich is a sandwich? Can we distinguish sandwiches from non-sandwiches, even when we eat them? And how should we categorize hotdogs, gas-station crackers, burritos? Part detective story, and part seminar in deductive logic, There Exists an X examines the sandwich as object of art, existential interlocutor, and source of unexpected meaning. Jensen challenges the confidence with which we define the commonplace. Sharing historical knowledge and unexpected insights, this manifesto for nominological consistency illuminates the lunch counter with surprising rigor and alacrity. Think you know what a sandwich is? Prepare to be challenged!
Title: There Exists an X, X is a Sandwich
Author: Joel K Jensen
Illustrations: Ginny Maki
Design: Alyson Coward
Paperback: 102 pages
Publisher: Sandwich Bar Press
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.2 inches