Annual General Meeting

The 2014 AGM of the British Society of Aesthetics takes place on Saturday 20 September at St Anne’s College, Oxford, from 14:00-14:30. All members are welcome. Agenda: 1. Apologies 2. Minutes of the last meeting 3. Matters arising 4. President’s … Read More

BSA Trustees Committee Election

The British Society of Aesthetics is seeking to appoint two new ordinary members of the Trustees Committee, with effect from September 2014. We have received expressions of interest from four applicants, and their supporting statements are below. All current BSA … Read More

Shakespeare: The Philosopher

University of Hertfordshire, 12-13 September 2014 Speakers include: Miranda Anderson (Edinburgh) Owen Anderson (Princeton & Arizona State University) Sophie Battell (Cardiff) Katie Brennan (Temple University) Gregory Currie (York) Max de Gaynesford (Reading) Adele-France Jourdan (K.U. Leuven) Derek Matravers (Open University) … Read More

Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics: New Issue and CFP

The latest issue of the Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics (vol. 11 No. 1), is currently available at: http://debatesinaesthetics.org/postgraduate-journal-of-aesthetics-vol-11-no-1-spring-2014/ and features an interview with Bence Nanay, as well as a selection of articles and book reviews. We congratulate Lewis Coyne for winning … Read More

Editor, Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics

The editorial board of the Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics invites applications for the post of editor. The PJA is a long running, high quality journal in philosophical aesthetics with a strong reputation for publishing excellent postgraduate work and engaging interviews. … Read More

Mind on the Move: Reflections at the Intersection of Dance and Cognitive Science

Please direct all questions/submissions to Michele Merritt at mmerritt@astate.edu Until recently, very little attention has been paid to the philosophy of dance. Aside from the rare article, or even rarer book (cf. The Phenomenology of Dance, Sheets-Johnstone, 1967/1980), philosophers tended … Read More

The Aesthetic Aims of Science

A London Aesthetics Forum at the Institute of Philosophy 8 September 2014, Senate House, London (Room G34) Registration is free but required. The aim of science is a topic often broached amongst philosophers of science: it deeply informs their discussions … Read More

Tropos: Perspectives on Emancipation – Hermeneutic and Aesthetic Investigations

Edited by Sašša Hrnjez and Søren Tinning What does ““emancipation”” mean today? A hermeneutical approach to this question tries above all to investigate the significance of emancipation in relation to human praxis. Yet, in order to answer this question another … Read More

What Can Performance Philosophy Do?

10-12 April 2015, The University of Chicago and the Chicago Cultural Center Keynotes will include: Simon Critchley Matthew Goulish & Lin Hixson With a premiere of a new work-in-progress by Every house has a door Kindly supported by: The Franke … Read More

The Power of Beauty

October 24-25, 2014, Franciscan University Keynote Address: “Beauty and Desecration” Roger Scruton “Beauty will save the world,” writes Dostoevsky, yet beauty is often seen as a weak and expendable arrow in the metaphysical quiver that includes the more robust good … Read More

Conference report: Aesthetics of Rhythm workshop

The organisers and participants agreed that the workshop was a great success. It aims were achieved both as a public event, and in terms of developing contributions to the forthcoming volume on Aesthetics of Rhythm. Participants commented that there was … Read More

Conference report: While We’re Waiting for Kick Off: The Aesthetics of Football

Aesthetics Research Centre, University of Kent, 19 June 2014 The symposium While We’re Waiting for Kick Off: The Aesthetics of Football took place on Thursday 19th June in The Lupino Screening Room at the University of Kent in Canterbury, and … Read More

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