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A Night of Philosophy and Ideas



A Night of Philosophy and Ideas

A Night of Philosophy and Ideas is an all-night marathon of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings, and music. Join and be a part of this free 12-hour exchange of ideas, featuring top philosophers from around the world.

With the participation of Andrea Borghini an Italian-born philosopher, currently Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Milan, Italy, and the coordinator of Culinary Mind, the first international academic network devoted to food and philosophy. His current research projects attend to our conceptions of hunger, recipes, and the future of food.

His lecture "The Ways We Hunger" wants to answer to what is the meaning of the expression ‘I am hungry’? Is hunger a sensation, a form of pain, or rather an emotion, a mood, or something else still? What role should hunger play in our conception of humanity? Is hunger constitutive of our biological, individual, or social identities? Philosophers have largely ignored these and associated questions. Taking them up, however, opens theoretical and axiological possibilities that are unexpectedly vital for addressing a wide range of relevant topics, such as the mind-body relationship, humanitarian efforts, the psychology of eating disorders, the ethics of dieting and obesity, and the aesthetics of gustatory taste.

More info and full program


Date: Da Saturday, February 01, 2020 a Sunday, February 02, 2020

Time: From 7:00 pm To 7:00 am

Organized by : Brooklyn Public Library - French Cultural Services

In collaboration with : ICI

Entrance : Free


Central Library 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY