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January 16, 2019: Workshop on Logic and Information

The interaction between Logic and Information is a recurrent theme. Since the early days, the correctness of logical inference in terms of information preservation, and its utility as information expansion tool has been questioned. The meaning of rules can be interpreted by looking at their informational import, and the aid to rationality of logical schemas can be explained in the same light. The extension of logical modelling from foundational issues to technological applications calls upon a continuous investigation of this relation. This one-day workshop includes three talks covering different areas of the interaction between logic and information: profling, design and rules. Room Enzo Paci, Directorate of the Department of Philosophy, h. 14:00-17:00.

16 January 2019
CPT Time-Methods Colloquia

Decembre, 3-7 2018: Nick Young: Time and Experience

PhD Course held by Nick Young, PhD (Università delgi Studi di Milano). Room Enzo Paci, Directorate of the Department of Philosophy, Via Festa del Perdono 7, h. 14.00–16.00. Everyone interested is welcome to attend.

07 December 2018
Framing Recipes

December 4-5, 2018: Framing Recipes: Identity, Relationships, Norms

Conference organized by Andrea Borghini & Francesca Mastrovito for Culinary Mind - Centre for the Philosophy of Food. This inaugural conference of the Culinary Mind Network, is devoted to the study of recipes from a philosophical perspective. The conference brings together a strong and assorted cohort of scholars and experts (e.g. cooks, writers) on recipes, with a primary philosophical focus. Aula Crociera Alta di Studi Umanistici.

05 December 2018
Filosofia scritta col cibo

October 12 and November 16, 2018: Understanding Hunger. Two Philosophical Workshops

Hunger, understood in a broad sense, is a primary mode of being. We are born hungry. We have been hungry well longer than we can remember being alive and well before gaining self-consciousness of our own pleasures. Each human, qua human, is endowed with an array of physiological and psychological states correlated with the act of eating; the satisfaction of hunger is one of the most complex and important ecological relationships in which we partake. Despite its centrality to the human condition, the philosophical investigation of hunger is scarce, marginal, and fragmented. A study of hunger contributes to at least three major themes of philosophical relevance. (1) Hunger is arguably the most important concept in the study of malnutrition, undernutrition, and famine. A study of hunger is hence a crucial step towards framing philosophical questions pertaining to the ethics and politics of food access and dieting. (2) Hunger can also be approached from an existential point of view, as a defining aspect of the human condition. Through this lens, hunger raises little-explored philosophical difficulties. For instance, what sort of state is hunger – e.g. is it a perception, an emotion, a mood, none of these or all of these? What is the relationship between hunger, desire, and pleasure? (3) Finally, an appreciation of the complex facets of hunger is relevant in high-end gastronomy and makes a difference to the aesthetic value of a dining experience.

16 November 2018
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