On Monday, March 7, 2016 (7:00-8:30 pm, DePaul Student Center, 2250 North Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, IL, Room 120), join us for the second event in our series, “Hungry Hungry Humanities,” featuring Robert T. Valgenti, Associate Professor Department of Religion and Philosophy, Lebanon Valley College.
Scholars throughout history have dismissed food and drink as topics that are, at best, unworthy of sustained attention, and at worst, distractions from clear thinking and even from the well-being of the mind. In a special multi-sensory, interactive foodie event, philosopher Robert Valgenti (Lebanon Valley College) will explore phenomena such as deliciousness, disgust, and authenticity in order to ask: Can food uncover something profound about humans and the ways that they understand their world? Can the aroma of fresh ideas rouse thinking from its gastronomic slumber?
The first 100 attendees will receive a bento box packed with food: a mini three-course meal that will be used throughout the presentation as audience members are asked to eat together and understand together.