Centre for Aesthetics events

Further details are found on the Leeds Philosophy Events Calendar.

Research Seminars and Events 2017-18

9th May, Constant Bonant (University of Geneva), 'Finding the Nature of the Arts in Quaternary Qualities'

2nd May, Diane Morgan, 'Kant on Aesthetics, Ecology and Animality' (University of Leeds, School of Fine Art) 

18th April, Freya Bailes, 'Musical Imagery Beyond the 'Mind's Ear'' (University Of Leeds, School of Music)

28th February, Constant Bonant (University of Geneva), 'Finding the Nature of the Arts in Quaternary Qualities' 

14th February, Errol Lord (University of Pennsylvania), 'Normative Perception and Learning from Imagination' (co-sponsored by the Centre for Ethics and Metaethics). 

18th December, 'Cultural Appropriation' (co-sponsored with the Dept. of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle) 

8th November, Alex Baker-Graham (University of Leeds), 'Why Should We Create New Art?'  

7th November, 'Aesthetics of Computer Music: Changes in the Nature and Reception of Music' (co-sponsored with the School of Music)

18th October, 'Anna Abraham (Leeds Beckett University), 'Reality versus Fiction: Perspectives from Psychology and Neuroscience'

20th June, Charles Spence, 'Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating' (co-sponsored with the LHRI) 

Mangoletsi Lecture Series 2017

Professor Mohan Matthen (Toronto)   'Why We Enjoy Art' May 10, 11, 16 and 17

Research Seminars  2016-17

Talks take place in Botany House 1.03. Unless otherwise noted, they will run from 15:00-17:00. All are welcome!

Oct 5    Julian Dodd (Manchester)  'What is 4'33"?'   (@15:30)

Oct 19    Matthew Kieran (Leeds)       'Vanity, Narcissism and Creative Ambition’.

Oct 26    Robin Le Poivedin (Leeds)    'An aesthetics of stereoscopy?'

Feb 1      Karen Simecek (Warwick)    'Performance poetry and shared emotions'

Feb 8    Tasia Scrutton (Leeds)    'Beauty experiences in depression recovery accounts'  (@15:30)

Feb 15    Adriana Clavel (Visiting Fellow, Leeds) 'Sugar and spice, and everything nice. What rough heroines can tell us about imaginative resistance.'

March 8    Anne Eaton (UIC)  'Pictorial Rhetoric and Persuasion'

Seminars 2015-16

Oct 14 Sheila Lintott (Bucknell): "Ethics of Stand Up: Intention, Uptake, and Opportunism"

Nov 4 Eileen John (Warwick): "J. M. Coetzee: Ethics, Reasons and Eros"

Dec 9 Heather Logue (Leeds): "The Epistemology of Aesthetic Properties"

Dec 16 White Rose Aesthetics Forum: (10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the LHRI)

Jan 14 Jason Leddington (Bucknell): "The Experience of Magic" (1:00 - 3:00 p.m.)

Feb 17 Cain Todd (Lancaster): "Aesthetic and Epistemic Feelings"

Feb 24 Jamie Dow (Leeds): "Aristotle and the Paradox of Fiction" (4:00-5:30)

March 9 Paul Taylor (Penn State): tbc

April 20 Berys Gaut (St Andrews): "The Value of Creativity" (In Baines Wing G.37)

All seminars are held in G06 Gillinson Room, Michael Sadler Arts Building 3 – 5 p.m. unless otherwise stated.

Conferences and Workshops Spring 2015

Race and Aesthetics: A BSA Connections Conference

Dance Improvisation: A Philosophical Perspective
Conferences and Workshops Autumn  2014

Sept. 5-6: Shaping the Trading Zone: Bringing Aesthetics and Philosophy of Science Together Speakers included Otavio Bueno (Miami), Catherine Elgin (Harvard), John Kulvicki (Dartmouth), Dean Rickles (Sydney) and Nola Semczyszyn (Franklin & Marshall).

Sept. 22: Experimental Aesthetics Early Career Workshop. Workshop Mentors were Catharine Abell (Manchester), Aaron Meskin (Leeds) and Christy Mag Uidhir (Houston).

Sept 23: Values and Concepts of Art Workshop. Speakers included Catharine Abell (Manchester), Florian Cova (Geneva), Shen-yi Liao (Leeds), Aaron Meskin (Leeds) and Christy Mag Uidhir (Houston).

Nov. 12: Artworks and Authenticity Workshop. Speakers were Gregory Currie (York) and George Newman (Yale)