The Aesthetics Perception and Cognition Project organises a one-day workshop, which will take place on the 12th of January 2021. The theme of the workshop is Aesthetic Practices, and we will hear paper presentations by Rob Hopkins, Elisa Caldarola, and Jon Robson.
This reading group will study some text on the place of aesthetics in our lives. Think of the aesthetic value realised in good character, in good urban planning, in one’s personal style, of the ugliness of consumerism, etc. How do such values show up? And what is the place of those values in a theory of aesthetic experience or judgment?
From June to August 2020, we will organise a series of online seminars, running from June until August. Topics we may cover in our dicussions include, but are not limited to, disagreement, expertise, rationality, perception, realism, conceptual art, imagination, and community.
This reading group will study recent contributions to understanding aesthetic practices in general, and will focus in particular on the following three aspects of aesthetic practice, namely justification and rationalisation, education and character building, influence and enthusiasm.