Dr Jon Robson (Nottingham): “God and the Nature of Aesthetic Properties”
Wednesday, 19 September, 2018, 4:15 – 6:00pm
Room 3.10, Dugald Stewart Building, University of Edinburgh
The lecture is free and open to all!
Abstract: “There are a number of ongoing debates in aesthetics concerning the nature and scope of aesthetic properties. In this talk, I consider how these debates might intersect with an important (but philosophically neglected) claim within various religious traditions; that God is perfectly beautiful. In particular, I ask whether we can reconcile this claim with the influential view that aesthetic properties (and their bearers) must be perceptible.”
About the speaker: Jon Robson is an assistant professor at the University of Nottingham working primarily in aesthetics. He’s written on a diverse range of topics, recently including the aesthetics of videogames, aesthetic testimony, and divine beauty.
Additional information: The lecture will be followed by a dinner with our speaker. If you would like to attend the dinner, please contact the organisers by 15 September.
*** There are limited funds to cover dinner expenses for two students, offered on a first-come-first-served basis. ***
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