Inaugural Conference of the European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions (EPSSE)
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The Inaugural Conference of the European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions (EPSSE) will take place at the New University of Lisbon on 18-20 July, 2014. Many of the papers presented will be of interest to aestheticians. Those interested … Read More

Art & Morality – A Human Endeavor
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June 4-5 2014, Central European University, Faculty Tower 809 Organised by the What it is to be human research group Programme June 4 13:15 – 13:30 Welcome 13:30 – 14:15 Thorsten Botz-Bornstein (Gulf University): Kitsch and Bullshit: An Ethical Fault … Read More

BSA Philosophy in the Gallery Lecture Series – Social Technologies and the Storied Self
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The University of Liverpool and the BSA are delighted to announce the launch of the BSA Philosophy in the Gallery Lecture Series, which will be taking place throughout North-West England over the coming months. The opening talk takes place on … Read More

Jenefer Robinson – Embraceable You: Emotion as Perception for Action
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4-6pm May 22 2014, Annexe, Building R, Stadcampus, Centre for Philosophical Psychology, University of Antwerp Abstract: I will examine three theories according to which emotions are perceptions: (1) Jesse Prinz’s view in Gut Reactions, (2) the “neo-sentimentalist” view that emotions are … Read More

Symposium: Laboratory of Spring
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September 27-28 2014 , Torun, Poland Research Areas: Philosophy of Music; Cultural Studies; Musicology; Choreography and Dance Studies; Psychology of Music; Sociology of Music; others related. Organised by the Centre For Philosophical Research (main organizer); Department of the History of … Read More

Prof. James R. Hamilton, ‘Spectating Animated Objects: The “Uncanny Valley” Puzzle’.
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Monday 12 May 2014, 6-8pm. Jarman 1, University of Kent There are a number of puzzles about spectating animated objects. One puzzle is that it seems spectators should not, at least when talking “seriously,” attribute mental states to them. That … Read More

Truth, Image, Normativity
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The conference ‘Truth, Image, Normativity’ focuses on the philosophy of image, both as cognitive image (mnemonic representations, images in metaphors and figurative languages), and as graphic image (graphic representations, drawings). Reflection on figurative languages and visual non-linguistic communication leads us … Read More

The Pleasure of Doubt in Arts, Aesthetics and Everyday Life
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The International Research Training Group “InterArt”, in cooperation with the Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICI), will host an international conference on “The Pleasure of Doubt in Art, Aesthetics, and Everyday Life” from June 19 to June 21. Doubt pervades … Read More

IP London Aesthetics Forum: Marina Wimmer – How we develop an understanding of pictorial representation
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May 7, 2014, Room 243, Senate House, WC1 Supported by the British Society of Aesthetics Ambiguous figures have fascinated researchers for almost 200 years. The physical properties of these figures remain constant, yet two distinct interpretations are possible; these reverse … Read More

Goldie-Hamilton PhD Studentship, University of Manchester
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Closing Date: 16 May 2014 Award Details: Home/EU Fees: £4,000 (per annum) Stipend: £13,863 (per annum) Research Training Support Grant: £750 (per annum) Information Philosophy at Manchester invites applications for the Goldie-Hamilton doctoral studentship, for a three year programme starting … Read More

I know what art is when I see it. Reasons (not) to define art
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19-20 May 2014 This conference will examine the motivations behind the project of defining art. Recent voices in the philosophy of art have argued that the project has been wrongheaded and irrelevant. The most plausible of the contemporary attempts to … Read More

Philosophy, Literature, America
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University College Dublin, 30-31 May 2014 Stanley Cavell has spent a philosophical career urging that American philosophy and American literature have always called for and communicated with each other, that in a romanticized New World literature for philosophy is neither … Read More

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