Prof. James R. Hamilton, ‘Spectating Animated Objects: The “Uncanny Valley” Puzzle’.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Performance Philosophy Working Session at the American Society of Theatre Research conference

November 20-23, 2014 Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore MD Convened by Will Daddario, Illinois State University ( and Ioana Jucan, Brown University ( Building on last year’s ASTR session, the international, interdisciplinary research network known as Performance Philosophy seeks to continue … Read More

Arts of Existence: Artistic Practices, Aesthetics and Technique

Wednesday 14 May 2014, 4.30 – 6.30pm Goldsmiths RHB 137a Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW Free. Simon O’Sullivan (Dept Visual Arts, Goldsmiths) Art Practice as Fictioning (or, Myth-Science) ….theres some thing in us it dont have no name…it … Read More

Colloquium: The Aesthetics of Rhythm

Music Department, Palace Green, Durham University 28-29 June 2014 Andy Hamilton and Max Paddison are hosting a colloquium on “The Aesthetics of Rhythm”, as part of their project on this a neglected topic in aesthetics.  The project draws on philosophical … Read More

Aniki: Portuguese Journal of the Moving Image

Aniki: Portuguese Journal of the Moving Image (ISSN 2183-1750) accepts original essays on, among others, the following areas: cinema, television, media archaeology, video, digital cultures, sound and the moving image, history and theory of the moving image. It is an … Read More

Animal Encounters: Performance, Animality and Posthumanism

TaPRA Theatre Performance and Philosophy Interim Event 2014 One-day international conference event organised by Roehampton University and TaPRA Theatre, Performance & Philosophy Group in association with the University of East London (Centre of Performing Arts Development) Date: Saturday 31 May … Read More

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