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05/20/2021 - 05/20/2021 | Greifswald

Aesthetics for activists?

Öffentlicher Abendvortrag von Professor Dr. Dominic McIver Lopes (The University of British Columbia, Vancouver) im Rahmen des internationalen Workshops „Beauty in action: Confronting global challenges through aesthetics”

If not simply frivolous, beauty is at best autonomous, inviting appreciation, but not the active pursuit of important social goods. Historians have traced the entrenchment of such platitudes about aesthetic life. Yet, despite their cultural contingency, philosophers have largely acquiesced in them. This talk considers what it would take to overturn them and to develop multiple approaches to aesthetics for activists.

Dominic McIver Lopes, FRSC, teaches at the University of British Columbia and is the author of seven monographs in aesthetics, including Being for Beauty: Aesthetic Agency and Value and (with Bence Nanay and Nick Riggle) Aesthetic Life and Why It Matters. He is now writing a book on Aesthetic Injustice: A Cosmopolitan Theory. His research focusses on pictorial representation and perception, the aesthetic and epistemic value of pictures, including scientific images; theories of art and its value, the ontology of art, computer art and new art forms, aesthetic value, and the history of aesthetics in Europe and South Asia.

Moderation: Dr. Sarah Hegenbart

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05/20/2021 18:00 - 05/20/2021 19:30

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Stiftung Alfried Krupp Kolleg Greifswald
Martin-Luther-Straße 14
17489 Greifswald

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