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Engaging Art Philosophically

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Postgraduate Workshop Celebrating the Launch of the MA in Philosophy and the Arts
12th May 2017
University of Warwick

Self-representation and presentation of others in the arts
12:00 pm: Nadia Mehdi (Sheffield): The (Mis)Representation of Others
12:30 pm: Alex Underwood (Warwick): Poetic Freedom: a Reading of La Conscienza di Zeno

Break for lunch: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Moral/Ethical Consideration of the Arts
2:00 pm: Christopher Ivins (Warwick): ‘A Complex Vision of Things’: Normativity and Freedom in the Novel
2:30 pm: Charlotte Figueroa (Oxford): The Moral Permissability of Objectification in Art

Break for coffee: 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Philosophical Consideration of Spatial Arts
3:15 pm: Lucy Elvis (NUI Galway): Decoration Rehoused. Architecture, Ornamentation and the Inversion of Aesthetic Order. Gadamer on Architecture
3:45 pm: Johannes Niederhauser (Warwick): Heidegger and Chillida On the Spatiality of Art

Break for coffee: 4:15 pm – 4:30 pm

4.30 pm: Keynote lecture
Professor Francis Wolff (École Normale Supérieure, Paris)
What Is Music?

Wine reception: 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm

All sessions in B2.02 – Science Concourse, University of Warwick Main Campus

There is no conference fee, but please register with Eileen John by Monday 8 May (eileen.john@warwick.ac.uk). Let her know if you want to join the speakers and organisers for dinner (£10.25).


Sponsored by Warwick’s Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature and the Arts, Department of Philosophy, and Humanities Research Centre