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New England Culinary Institute

Philosophy and Critical Thinking

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Overview / Abstract:

This course focuses on the role of food in the human experience. Through the ages, philosophers have pondered the meaning of life and human existence, yet curiously food and its role in the human experience is often absent in traditional philosophy courses. Socrates, perhaps the most famous philosopher in the world asked six essential questions, they are: What is virtue? What is justice? What is courage? What is good? What is Piety? What is moderation? This course, specifically designed for culinary students examines diverse philosophical issues that relate to food including the political, moral, or metaphysical. These six questions will serve as lenses to exam food and philosophy. Through the focus on food, we see how philosophy can bring fresh perspectives and a deeper understanding to everyday life issues while helping students develop their own philosophy on food.


Nov 24, 2020


Barista , Bartending , Culinary



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3 Credits

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New England Culinary Institute

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