This website contains the reading material for CCHU9005 Food and Values, a common core course at the University of Hong Kong.

Course topics

  • Philosophy – What is the philosophy of food?
  • Values – Three different types of values
  • Meat – Is it wrong to eat animals?
  • Hunger – Do we have a duty to help starving people?
  • GM food – How should food technology be regulated?
  • Drugs – Why is it wrong to take drugs?
  • Art – Can food be art? What is art?
  • Taste – Is taste entirely subjective?
  • Eating – Eat to live, or live to eat?

During the course we might also watch one or two movies.