2017 Mangoletsi Lectures: 'Why We Enjoy Art'

The 2017 Mangoletsi Lectures will be presented by Professor Mohan Matthen (Toronto) who will discuss the distinctive kind of pleasure that arises from engagement with art.

The Mangoletsi Trust, the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, and the Centre for Aesthetics are pleased to announce the 2017 Mangoletsi Lectures, to be given by Professor Mohan Matthen (Toronto). The lectures will take place on May 10, 11, 16, and 17 in the Nathan Bodington Chamber (Parkinson Building). The lectures will take place from 17:15-18:30, and there will be a reception after the first lecture.

Professor Matthen is Professor of Philosophy and senior Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Perception at the University of Toronto.  He is a specialist in the philosophy of perception and has recently been working on the topic of aesthetic perception. These lectures will focus on the question 'Why We Enjoy Art'. 

The Mangoletsi Lectures are an annual series of four lectures aimed at a general academic audience. They are free and open to all.