Institut for Kultur og Læring

GUEST LECTURE BY PROFESSOR RICHARD SHUSTERMAN

GUEST LECTURE BY PROFESSOR RICHARD SHUSTERMAN

Title: Ethics and Aesthetics: From Pragmatism to Somaesthetics and the Art of Living. Ethics and aesthetics tend to be sharply distinguished and frequently opposed as rival realms of value. The apparent conflict between them is discomforting for artists and theorists who seek to combine esthetical and ethical aims in their work.

Tidspunkt

19.04.2016 kl. 13.00 - 15.00

Beskrivelse

My lecture will try to ease this theoretical tension in two ways. First, through a genealogical analysis of the complexity of our concepts of ethics and aesthetics, I argue that in some of their conceptions they display considerable convergence. Here I appeal both to classical Western and Asian theories of ethics and aesthetics. Second, I show how these notions converge in the pragmatist, somaesthetic notion of an embodied art of living in which the soma is not only the medium of life but also our essential medium of learning.

Link to Richard Shusterman’s homepage

You must sign up for the reception by sending an e-mail to jmm@learning.aau.dk (deadline April 15th).

It is not necessary to sign uo for the lecture.

 

Arrangør

Aalborg University, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Center for Applied Philosophy

Adresse

Aalborg University, Kroghstræde 3, 9220 Aalborg Øst. (lokale 2.132 - bemærk lokaleændring!!!)