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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
The Seminars on Pragmatism and the Sciences

October 17-18, 2018: Workshop: Pragmatism and Evolutionism

Workshop organized by Seminars on Pragmatism and the Sciences. Rooms 517, 113 (Via Festa del Perdono 7), and Room Enzo Paci (Directorate del Dipartimento di Filosofia), Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Festa del Perdono 7, Milano.

17 October 2018
The Seminars on Pragmatism and the Sciences

October 11, 2018: F. Bellucci: Peirce On Diagrammatic Reasoning

Conference of the Seminars on Pragmatism and the Sciences, by Francesco Bellucci (University of Bologna). Room Enzo Paci, Directorate of the Department of Philosophy, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Festa del Perdono 7 – Milano, h. 14:30-16:30.

11 October 2018

October 3, 2018: Workshop: What Is the Imagination?

Imagination at the Crossroads – Seminar Series 2018. Workshop organized by Anna Ichino, Elisa Paganini, Paolo Spinicci. Room Enzo Paci, Directorate of the Department of Philosophy, via Festa del Perdono 7, Milano; h. 15:00-18:30.

03 October 2018
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