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Perception and the Arts: British Society of Aesthetics Connections Conference

Institute of Philosophy, London, September 16-17, 2015.

The conceptual apparatus of philosophy of perception has been used in as diverse corners of aesthetics and philosophy of art as debates about depiction, aesthetic experiences, character engagement, our engagement with fictions, our engagement with narratives, aesthetic properties, metaphors, and so on. The aim of the conference is to provide a general framework for these ways in which philosophy of perception and aesthetics can be fruitfully combined, but, it is important to emphasize, a framework where not only aesthetics is enriched by philosophy of perception but philosophy of perception can also learn from aesthetics, making the interaction between the two sub-disciplines genuinely bidirectional. The conference is supported by a British Society of Aesthetics Connections Conference Grant.

Schedule:

16th

9.30-9.32 Bence Nanay: Introduction

9.32-10.42 John Kulvicki: Chromatic Perspectives

10.40-11.10 Coffee

11.10-12.20 Elisabeth Schellekens: Can There Be Non-perceptual Aesthetic Properties?

12.20-13.10 Sonia Sedivy: Perception, Aesthetic Properties and Understanding.

13.10-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.10 Heather Logue: The Epistemology of Aesthetic Properties

15.10-16.20 Anya Farennikova: Invisible Art

16.20-16.50 Coffee

16.50-18.00 Lambert Wiesing: Pause of Participation. On the Function of Artificial Presence.

17th

9.30-10.40 Barry Smith: 33 Senses, 24 Courses: the tasting menu as a multisensory artwork

10.40-11.10 Coffee

11.10-12.20 Matt Nudds: “A particular sense of the limitations” – the role of performance in the identity of musical works

12.20-13.10 Dan Cavedon-Taylor: Walton’s Guernicas: Attention, Cognitive Penetration and Aesthetic Expertise

13.10-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.10 Ophelia Deroy: The aesthetic relevance of multisensory context

15.10-16.20 Dustin Stokes: Rich perceptual content and aesthetic properties

16.20-16.50 Coffee

16.50-18.00 Mohan Matthen: The Pleasure of Art

Call for registration: Attendance is free, but you need to register by September 14, 2015. You can do this by emailing Richard.Somerville@sas.ac.uk or by going to http://events.sas.ac.uk/ip/events/view/17923/Conference+on+Perception+and+the+Arts%2C+Day+1