‘For his Diligence Majesty our long distance laird that likes creation’: the Finnegans Wake creative

St Mary’s University, Philosophy Royal Institute of Philosophy Public Lecture Prof. Len Platt is Professor of Modern Literatures at Goldsmiths College. Wednesday 5 March, 2014 5.15pm – 6.45pm, followed by a drinks reception Senior Common Room, St Mary’s University, Twickenham … Read More

LAF: Aesthetic Adjectives and Disagreements about Taste

The London Aesthetics Forum (Institute of Philosophy) organises a one-day workshop on: Aesthetic Adjectives and Disagreements about Taste 14 March 2014 Senate House, Room G104, London http://bit.ly/1bEhlrw This workshop will bring together research in aesthetics, philosophy of language and linguistics … Read More

Crossmodal perception in the arts

Casey O’Callaghan (Rice University) February 20, 4-6pm, Centre for Philosophical Psychology, University of Antwerp,  Annex, Building R, Stadcampus, Antwerp It is natural to divide the arts into two classes. The first are unimodal art forms, or those whose aesthetically relevant … Read More

The Squared Horizon: The Frames and Trajectories of Paul Virilio

6 June 2014 Nottingham Trent University In Desert Screen, Paul Virilio suggests the notion of a ‘squared horizon’ as a way of envisioning the interposition of the screen, multiple screens, in matters of war, conflict and international relations. Yet, the … Read More

Perceiving the Light: Shadow, Image, Transparency

21-22 March, 2014 University of Durham Registration deadline: 7 March, 2014 The Philosophy Department at the University of Durham is pleased to announce a two-day, interdisciplinary workshop, including master-classes, artist talks, paper presentations and moderated discussion, on the theme of … Read More

BSA Connections: Aesthetics in Mathematics

IMPORTANT DATES  Abstract Submission deadline: 1 July 2014  Notification of decisions: 1 August 2014  Conference dates: 5 – 7 December 2014 TOPICS AND SUBMISSION DETAILS A small number of slots are reserved for contributed papers, each of which will be … Read More

Ethics, Museums and Archaeology

2-3 April 2014 Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford This AHRC-funded workshop, generously sponsored by the Ashmolean Museum, is organised within the framework of an AHRC-funded Research Network Group project on ‘The Ethics and Aesthetics of Archaeology’: https://www.dur.ac.uk/philosophy/research/research_projects/aes.eth.arch/ This wider project … Read More

Special issue of Philosophica devoted to Baumgarten

On the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, Philosophica will devote a special issue to his philosophical thought. The idea of aesthetics as the science of sensory cognition proposed by Baumgarten in 1735 was … Read More

Understanding Value III: A Graduate Conference on Value

University of Sheffield 23rd-25th July, 2014 Keynote speakers Professor John Skorupski, University of St. Andrews Professor Alison Stone, University of Lancaster Professor Robert Hopkins, University of Sheffield A great many areas of philosophy are concerned with questions about value. From … Read More

X-Phi Aesthetics Workshop Series: The Language of Aesthetics

Saturday, 15 March, 2014, 1:30pm How do people use language to communicate their aesthetic judgments to one another? What can philosophers learn from analyzing the language used to communicate aesthetic judgments? This workshop brings together a linguist and a philosopher to … Read More

X-Phi Aesthetics Workshop Series @ Leeds

As part of the Experimental Philosophical Aesthetics and Human Nature project (Marie Curie Action Grant PIIF-GA-2012-328977), the University of Leeds is hosting a series of workshops that brings together philosophers and researchers in cognate empirical disciplines to discuss topics of common interest. … Read More

The BSA Lecture Series

The BSA sponsors a series of talks this spring at Darwin College, Cambridge – 20 February –  Peter Kivy, Rutgers University, New York: ‘Joking Morality’. 19 March –  Alexandra Drysdale, Cambridge: ‘Red Vibrations: The Aesthetic and Emotional Significance of Red … Read More

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