Call for Papers: ‘Debates in Aesthetics’ Special Issue on Photography

Debates in Aesthetics is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for a forthcoming special issue on the topic of Photography. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: EXTENDED 4th November In recent decades, the philosophical literature on photography has flourished (see, for example: Scruton … Read More

Virtual Summer Aesthetics Festival: ‘The Political Power of Visual Art’ (Panel)

Tuesday July 19, 2022:  10:00 am PDT Panel on The Political Power of Visual Art: Liberty, Solidarity, and Rights, by Daniel Herwitz Presenter: Daniel Herwitz (University of Michigan Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of Comparative Literature, History of Art, Philosophy … Read More

Virtual Summer Aesthetics Festival: Aesthetic Causes of Epistemic Underestimation and the Banality Objection to Aesthetic Cognitivism

Tuesday 5th July 2022: 4pm BST Presenter: Alice Harberd (University College London) Chair: Colette Olive (University College London) Registration: To register, please email alice.harberd.19@ucl.ac.uk.  The Zoom link will be sent via private message to the registered participants and on the day will give access … Read More

Call for Abstracts: The BSA Workshop on the Aesthetics of Public Art (WAPA)

10-11th November 2022, King’s College London Hybrid format (in-person and online) Abstract deadline: 31 July Keynote speakers:  Vid Simoniti (University of Liverpool)  Sarah Hegenbart (Technical University of Munich)  Carleen de Sözer (artist)  Recent protests against statues and monuments associated with … Read More

The Scottish Aesthetics Forum Conference: Aesthetics and Social Epistemology

Join us, either in person or online via Zoom, on July 1st-2nd 2022, for a conference exploring the connections between the fields of aesthetics and social epistemology.   This conference is generously supported by the British Society of Aesthetics, the Scots Philosophical … Read More

Call for Papers – Remote Art: Engaging with Art from Distant Times and Cultures (Special Issue of the BJA)

Deadline for submission: April 1, 2023 Guest editors: Ancuta Mortu, Jakub Stejskal, Mark Windsor (Masaryk University). Art objects often cross boundaries between regimes of meaning and value, gaining, recovering, or transforming their aesthetic currency in the process. In doing so, … Read More

Call for Papers: TELEVISION AESTHETICS: NOW WHAT? (A BSA Conference)

University of Kent | 7-8 July 2022 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Jason Mittell (Middlebury College) Iris Vidmar Jovanović (University of Rijeka) The Aesthetics Research Centre at the University of Kent is delighted to invite paper proposals for ‘Television Aesthetics: Now What?’ (7-8 … Read More

Climate Change: Artistic Responses, Philosophical Analyses (International Workshop)

April 27-28 University of Eastern Piedmont Amedeo Avogadro (UPO) San Giuseppe building, Piazza Sant’Eusebio, 5, Vercelli (VC), Italy Sponsored by SIE – Italian Society of Aesthetics Program Rome Time-Zone April 27 Venue: Room 5B Meet link: https://meet.google.com/cwp-vzkh-znq?hs=224 02.15 – 02.30 … Read More

Filmed Thought: A One Day Symposium on Robert Pippin on Film

Conference website: https://philevents.org/event/show/98877 Organizer: Zed Adams (New School for Social Research) Speakers:  Paul Kottman (New School for Social Research) Gregg Horowitz (Pratt Institute) Francey Russell (Columbia University) Responses by Robert Pippin Hosted by the Philosophy Department at the New School … Read More

Toward a Third Place Aesthetics: An Afternoon Symposium on the Aesthetics of Communal Life

Conference website: https://philevents.org/event/show/98857# Organizer: Zed Adams (New School for Social Research) Speakers:  Aaron Meskin (University of Georgia) Sanna Lehtinen (Aalto University) Zed Adams (New School for Social Research) Symposium Overview In The Great Good Place, Ray Oldenburg coined the term … Read More

Virtual Summer Aesthetics Festival: The Ethics of Cover Songs (Panel)

Friday 10 June 2022: 3:00-5:00 pm EDT A cover song, on a typical definition, is a recording of a song that had earlier been recorded by someone else. Philosophers of music considering cover songs have debated the adequacy of this … Read More

Virtual Summer Aesthetics Festival: Does Kant Really Have an Account of Humour?

Wednesday 8 June 2022: 5pm BST Presenter: Robert R. Clewis (Gwynedd Mercy University)Chair: Hans Maes (University of Kent) Abstract: Kant’s thoughts on humour in section §54 of the third Critique can be viewed as part of his aesthetics: his view of laughter … Read More

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