Department of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Barry C. Smith (Birkbeck, University of London)

Thu, November 3, 2011 | WAG 316

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

http://www.bbk.ac.uk/philosophy/our-staff/academics/bsmith

 

Real Flavours

The talk is about the nature of tastes and tasting. Are tastes in the food and liquids we consume or merely subjective experiences in us? Can we make objective judgements of taste? Is there a difference between what expert and novice tasters perceive, or do experts just know more about what they are eating or drinking? I will defend the claim that there are objective facts about the flavours of the foods and wines we consume and look at the different ways experts and novices come to know about them.

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