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The Soma as the Core of Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics

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Szeged, Hungary, June 26-28th, 2017

The conference is organized by the MTA SZAB Filozófiai és Történettudományi Szakbizottság, the Hungarian Philosophical Association, the Philosophy Department of the University of Szeged and the Pro Philosophia Szegediensi Foundation.

Conference Venue: MTA SZAB, conference room 110 (6720 Szeged, Somogyi utca. 7.) Session lectures are 20 minutes long, and we have 10 minutes per lecture for discussion.

JUNE 26 (Monday)

9:00-9:15: Opening words: Zoltán Gyenge, Chair of the Philosophy Department, University of Szeged

9:15-10:00: Keynote speech: Richard Shusterman (USA): Ethics and Aesthetics: From Somaesthetics to the Art of Living

10:00-10:30: Discussion

10:30-10:45: Coffee break

10:45-11:45: Presentations (Chair: Thomas Telios)

– Massa Manuela (GE): The Political Role of the Body
– Matthew Crippen (Egypt): Cultural, Political and Bodily Aesthetics of Mandalay’s Water Festival

LUNCH: 11:45-14:00

14:00-15:00: Presentations (Chair: Attila Horanyi)

– Katalin Vermes (HU): Whose body? Phenomenology of Somatic Groupdynamics
– Dimitris Apostolopoulos (USA): Aesthetic Reflection: Merleau-Ponty and Somaesthetics Reconsidered

15:00-15:15: Coffee break

15:15-16:45: Presentations (Chair: Dimitris Apostolopoulos)

– Éva Podlovics (HU): The Role of Others to Become Ethical in Heideggerian Sense
– Silvia Giurgiu (RO): Somatic Reader Facing Phenomenology
– Kristóf Zámbó (HU): Experience Through Pathos: The Phenomenology of Bodily Experience and Somaesthetics

17:30-18:00: Dance performance

18:00-22:00: Welcome dinner

JUNE 27 (Tuesday)

9:00-10:00: Presentations (Chair: Katalin Vermes)

– Nóra Horváth (HU): “The Play of Limit Transgression” in the Dance Philosophy of Pál Frenák

– Anne Tarvainen (FI): Vocal Somaesthetics as a Way to Democratize the Use of Human Voice
10:00-10:15: Coffee break

10:00-11:15: Presentations (Chair: Güncel Önkal)

– Carsten Friberg (Denmark): Aesthetic Education and Practice
– Attila Horanyi (HU): The Poetics of Touch

LUNCH: 11:15-14:00

14:00-15:00: Presentations (Chair: Carsten Friberg)

– László Márfai Molnár (HU): The Expansion of the Aesthetic Experience

– Botond Csuka (HU): The Aesthetics of Competing Bodies: Somaesthetics and the Aesthetics of Sport

15:00-15:15: Coffee break

15:15-16:45: Presentations (Chair: Botond Csuka)

– Stefano Marino (IT): A Somaesthetic Approach to Popular Music

– Güncel Önkal (TURKEY): Design, Transcendence and Somaesthesis in Interactive Post-Art

17:00-19:00: WALKS AND TALKS WITH A FILM “Philosophical Encounters with Richard Shusterman” (Delos Film, 26:20; 28:37; 27:18 min.)

JUNE 28 (Wednesday)

9:00-10:00: Presentations (Chair: Matthew Crippen)

– Yanping Gao (China): Winckelmann’s Somaesthetics

– Alexander Kremer (HU): Somaesthetics as Ethics?

10:00-10:15: Coffee break

10:15-11:15: Presentations (Chair: Anne Tarvainen )

– Swathi Elizabeth Kurian (India): Homo Sacer as a Somaesthetic Pun in the 36th Chamber of Shaolin

– Gergely Tari (HU): Neurochemical Interventions in Human Relationships – Love as a Neuroethical Issue

11:15-11:30: Coffee break

11:30-12:30: Presentations (Chair: Gergely Tari)

– Thomas Telios (Switzerland): The Soma As The Core of Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics

– Robert Smid, Robert (HU): Bodily Techniques of the Digital: Some New Practices of Ordering and Interacting

12:30: Closing word: Alexander Kremer