Food and philosophy at the Guilderland Public Library

philosophers at table book coverCould be brain food: Siena professor Raymond Boisvert will be at the Guilderland Public Library Wednesday for a talk about his book Philosophers at Table: On Food and Being Human. Blurbage about the book, which he wrote with Lisa Heldke:

Examining a cornucopia of literary works, myths, histories, and film -- not to mention philosophical ideas -- the authors make the case for a bona fide philosophy of food. They look at Babette's Feast as an argument for hospitality as a central ethical virtue. They compare fast food in Accra to the molecular gastronomy of Spain as a way of considering the nature of food as art. And they bite into a slug--which is, unsurprisingly, completely gross -- to explore tasting as a learning tool, a way of knowing. A surprising, original take on something we have not philosophically savored enough, Philosophers at Table invites readers to think in fresh ways about the simple and important act of eating.

The talk starts at 7 pm Wednesday and it's free.

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