CFP: Conference on Food, Art, and Philosophy, UNAM, Mexico City, Oct. 3-4, 2019 (deadline: May 31, 2019)

Keynote Speakers: Dr Axel Barceló (UNAM), Prof. Ophelia Deroy (Munich), Dr Eileen John (Warwick), Prof. Mohan Matthen (Toronto)

Conference organizers: Paloma Atencia-Linares (UNAM) and Aaron Meskin (Leeds/Georgia)

The deadline for submission of extended abstracts (1500 words) is 31st May 2019.

General topic of the conference: The philosophy of food is an emerging and distinctive area of philosophical enquiry, and much of the work in this area has been informed by philosophical aesthetics. In recent years, philosophers have found it especially productive to explore connections between aesthetics and the philosophy of mind. This conference aims to bring together these two developments to explore what can be learned about food by approaching it from philosophical perspectives that are richly informed by our best aesthetic theories and our best theories of the mind.The research areas we aim to address include the following:

  • The role of cognition in the appreciation of art and food
  • Cognitive penetration and multimodal perception in food and art
  • Creativity in art and cooking
  • The role of the imagination in art and eating
  • The nature of representation in food and art
  • Multi-sensory experiences of food and art

CFP: We invite submissions on any issue related to the topic of the conference (and particularly on the specific research areas mentioned above).

Extended abstracts should be no longer than 1500 words and should be accompanied by a 100-word abstract and a separate page with your contact details. Please prepare your submission for anonymous review. You can send the extended abstracts to

Note that, if accepted, your paper must be prepared for a 35 minute presentation and should not exceed 4000 words.

A selection of the papers presented at the conference will be collected in a special issue of Critica: Revista Hispanoamericana de Filosofía, edited by the conference organizers.

Graduate travel grants: We encourage graduate students to submit a paper. The winning graduate submission will be awarded a travel and accommodation grant to cover her/his expenses. Students do not need to be a member of the American Society for Aesthetics to submit a paper. However, the winner will be required to join ASA within 30 days after notification. Our student members have seen this for several of our co-sponsored conferences in recent years.

We encourage submissions from women, Latin American scholars, and other historically underrepresented groups. We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the The American Society for Aesthetics.

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