Why Food Philosophy Matters

Join us for a guest lecture by Dr. David Kaplan as he discusses the nature and meaning of food: how we experience it, the social role it plays, its moral and political dimensions, and how we judge it to be delicious or awful. 


Sep30
5:00 pm
2021-09-30 17:00:00 2021-09-30 17:00:00 Why Food Philosophy Matters
This is the first lecture in a three-part series on the philosophy of food.

Food is a challenging subject. There is little consensus about how and what we should produce and consume. It is not even clear what food is or whether people have similar experiences of it. On one hand, food is recognized as a basic need, if not a basic right. On the other hand, it is hard to generalize about it given the wide range of practices and cuisines, and the even wider range of tastes.

**Masks and proof of vaccination are required at this event. Oxy students, staff, and faculty may present Oxy ID to satisfy the proof of vaccination requirement.

About David Kaplan

Dr. David M. Kaplan is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of North Texas, where he also directs the Philosophy of Food Project. He is editor of The Philosophy of Food (2012) and the Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics, 2nd ed. (2019), among other works.

America/Los_Angeles public
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Event Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
This is the first lecture in a three-part series on the philosophy of food.

Food is a challenging subject. There is little consensus about how and what we should produce and consume. It is not even clear what food is or whether people have similar experiences of it. On one hand, food is recognized as a basic need, if not a basic right. On the other hand, it is hard to generalize about it given the wide range of practices and cuisines, and the even wider range of tastes.

**Masks and proof of vaccination are required at this event. Oxy students, staff, and faculty may present Oxy ID to satisfy the proof of vaccination requirement.

About David Kaplan

Dr. David M. Kaplan is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of North Texas, where he also directs the Philosophy of Food Project. He is editor of The Philosophy of Food (2012) and the Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics, 2nd ed. (2019), among other works.

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