What is the philosophy of food? What is philosophy anyway? Is philosophy useful?

Required readings

  • – This is the introduction of the book David M. Kaplan (2012) The Philosophy of Food. Berkeley: University of California Press. It explains very clearly what the philosophy of food is all about.
  • – Philosophy emphasises logic and analysis. Here are some online tutorials on argument analysis. Read tutorials A01-A06. If you are interested, you can read the other tutorials in the same module.


  • After you have read the tutorials on validity and arguments, please finish this quiz before attending your first tutorial.

Other useful resources