Munich Neuroscience Calendar


21.06.2018, 18:00 Chair of Philosophy of Mind

Event Type: Talk
Speaker: Barry Smith
Institute: London

Title: The Objectivity of Taste: Multisensory Perception and Objective Flavours

M 210
Geschwister-Scholl-Pl. 1
80539 M√ľnchen

Host: Prof. Dr. Ophelia Deroy

Barry C. Smith is a professor of philosophy and director of the Institute of Philosophy at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. He is also the founding director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses, which pioneers collaborative research links between philosophers, psychologists and neuroscientists. Since 2013, he has been the AHRC Leadership Fellow for the Science in Culture Theme. Barry has held visiting professorships at the University of California at Berkeley and the Ecole Normale Superi√©ure in Paris. He is a philosopher of language and mind who now works mainly on the multisensory nature of perceptual experience, focusing on taste, smell and flavour. He has published theoretical and experimental papers, writing in Nature, Food Quality and Preference and Flavour. He collaborates with chefs and artists, and consults widely for the food and drinks industry. In 2007, he edited Questions of Taste: the Philosophy of Wine, Oxford University Press 2007), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language, Oxford University Press 2008 (with Ernest Lepore), and Knowing Our Own Minds, Oxford University Press 1998 (with Crispin Wright and Cynthia Macdonald). He is a frequent broadcaster and in 2017 he wrote and presented a ten-part series for the BBC Radio 4 called The Uncommon Senses. He writes for The World of Fine Wine and is the wine columnist for Prospect Magazine.