Previous congresses of the IAA

Previous congresses of the IAA

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         I     Berlin (Germany), 1913        II     Paris (France), 1937       III     Venice (Italy), 1956       IV    Athens (Greece), 1960       …

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Volume 18. Krystyna Wilkoszewska (ed.). Aesthetics in Action

Volume 18. Krystyna Wilkoszewska (ed.). Aesthetics in Action

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Volume 18. Krystyna Wilkoszewska (ed.). Aesthetics in Action. International Yearbook of Aesthetics. Volume 18. 2014   Content   The 18th…

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ICA 2019 – Belgrade, Serbia, 22-26 July 2019

ICA 2019 – Belgrade, Serbia, 22-26 July 2019

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ANNOUNCEMENT   The 21th International Congress of Aesthetics 2019 (ICA 2019) will be held in Belgrade, Serbia, from July 22…

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"Aesthetics and Mass Culture" – Proceedings of ICA 2016 – Seoul, Korea

"Aesthetics and Mass Culture" – Proceedings of ICA 2016 – Seoul, Korea

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"Aesthetics and Mass Culture" Proceedings of the 20th International Congress of Aesthetics Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea Organised by the…

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Volume 19. Zoltán Somhegyi (ed.). Retracing the past. Historical continuity in aesthetics from a global perspective

Volume 19. Zoltán Somhegyi (ed.). Retracing the past. Historical continuity in aesthetics from a global perspective

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Zoltán Somhegyi (ed.). Retracing the past. Historical continuity in aesthetics from a global perspective International Yearbook of Aesthetics. Volume 19. 2017…

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Call for Papers

The Nordic Society of Aesthetics Annual Conference

26-28 May 2016

Uppsala University (Sweden) 

 

Philosophy, Imagination, and the Arts

 

Keynote speakers:

Noel Carroll (CUNY Graduate Center)

Stacie Friend (Birkbeck College, University of London)

Jason Gaiger (The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford)

Lydia Goehr (Columbia University)

 

From whichever perspective we approach the realm of the arts, the imagination has long been considered central to our experience and understanding of it. In some contexts, the purposeful exercise of the imagination is held to be intimately bound up with the role of art and thus also with why we value it in the first place. But has this link between the imagination and the arts come to be felt so surely that we have begun to under-theorize it and take it for granted?      

There are at least two pressing reasons to re-examine the relation between the imagination and the arts. First, in the last couple of decades, considerable progress has been made in our understanding of the imagination and its applications. Developments in the philosophy of mind, for example, have equipped us not only with a taxonomy of several different kinds of imagination, but also an enhanced grasp of how the imagination feeds into creativity, mental imagery and our general cognitive architecture. But have these advances been sufficiently introduced into the discourse of aesthetics? Do practitioners, theorists and philosophers working in the arts need to look more closely at our concepts of the imagination?    

Second, much 21st-century art challenges our imagination in new and often uncharted ways. How should we approach today’s artworks and with what tools do we best appreciate it? Does the imagination play an increased, decreased or simply different role in the art of today, and how might such changes necessitate revisions to the concepts of art with which we operate in practice and theory? Does the imagination play a different kind of role in different kinds of art and, if so, what are the ramifications for theories purporting to unify the arts?

Proposals for papers on these and other questions related to the theme of Philosophy, Imagination and the Arts are warmly invited.  

Conference venue: Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Please send abstracts (approx. 250 words) by 15th March 2016 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Notification of acceptance: 1st April 2015.

Non-presenting participants are also welcome. (NB Please register before 1st May 2016.)

 

For more information: http://www.filosofi.uu.se/research/conferences-and-workshops/#2016

IAEA 2016 is taking place at the University of Vienna from August 29 to September 1, 2016 hosted by the Empirical Visual Aesthetics (EVA) lab.

The International Association of Empirical Aesthetics (IAEA) is an organization of researchers who use scientific methods to investigate aesthetic experience and aesthetic behavior in a wide variety of domains, including encounters with beauty, visual art, music, literature, film, theater, philosophy, and museum behavior.

More information:

http://iaea2016.univie.ac.at

On Ugliness (and other aesthetic monsters)

June 17-20, 2016

Ascea, Italy 

~Call for Papers~

 

The negative – whether in judgements of the ugly, experiences of the derelict, or sensations of the revolting – is a phenomenon that is often unacknowledged in the philosophical literature.

Are such features properly to be called aesthetic? Are they qualities of objects, forms of judgement, or types of experiences? The 6th WE international symposium is dedicated to the precise mapping and conceptualization of the ugly and its kind.

Wassard Elea invites philosophers and aestheticians, critics and theorists, to submit papers on any topic in this area. Sessions of 90 min. include speaker, commentator, and discussion (40/20/30). Participants whose papers are accepted are expected to also provide commentary on another presentation during the meeting. All suitable contributions will be published in our quarterly journal, Wassard Elea Rivista.

Inquiries and proposals are welcome. Full papers (in English) are to be submitted to Professor Lars Aagaard-Mogensen, Via La Chiazzetta 27, I-84046 Ascea (Sa), Italy. Emailed submissions, word format, are welcome at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline for papers: March 31, 2016.

Information on registration and accommodations will be posted in advance of the date. 

Wassard Elea

Refugium for writers, artists, composers, and scholars in Southern Italy 

Wassardelea.blogspot.com

The Società Italiana d'Estetica has awarded the Premio Internazionale d'Estetica 2016 to Wolfgang Welsch (Germany) for his book:

Blickwechsel. Neue Wege der Ästhetik (Reclam, 2012). 

The ceremony will take place on April 29, 2016 in Modena.

 

The award-winning book contains the following chapters:

 

Vorwort

1. Diagnosen

"Philosophie und Kunst – eine wechselhafte Beziehung"

"Das Bauhaus als Institution der Moderne – Rückblicke und Zukunftsperspektiven"

"Sport ästhetisch betrachtet – und sogar als Kunst?"

"Wiederkehr des Schönen?"

2. Umstellungen

"Wie die Kunst über die Enge der menschlichen Welt hinausführt – Auf dem Weg zu einer transhumanen Sichtweise"

"Orte des Menschen?"

3. Ausblicke

"Der animalische Ursprung der Ästhetik"

"Kreativität durch Zufall – Das große Vorbild der Evolution und einige künstlerische Parallelen"

"Zur universalen Schätzung des Schönen"

Call for Abstracts

 

Music, Art and Philosophy in Dialogue

 

Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland 20th - 21th May 2016

 

The Institute of Philosophy of University of Bern announces a Call for Abstracts for the two-day conference ‘Music, Art and Philosophy in Dialogue’, organized together with the Hochschule der Künste Bern and the Zentrum Paul Klee.

 

Keynotes are held by Peter Kivy (Rutgers University), Paulo de Assis (Orpheus Institute - Ghent) and Ulrich Mosch (University of Geneva).

 

The symposium aims to foster dialogues between musicology, philosophy and art history. The Call seeks contributions in the following fields:

 

- Philosophical themes in Paul Klee’s Work and Thought

- The role of Music in Paul Klee’s Work and Thought

- The role of Paul Klee in Contemporary Music

 

The presentations can be held in German or English. Proposals are invited for presentations of 25 mins followed by the discussion. Please send abstracts of no more than 400 words, together with your CV (max. 70 words) to the following Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Submission deadline: 31st January 2016

 

 

Information on registration and accommodations will be posted in due time.

 

Contemporary Aesthetics, Volume 14 (2016)
Deadline:  November 1, 2016
Contact:  Arnold Berleant, 
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Contemporary Aesthetics invites papers for its fourteenth volume .  The purpose of Contemporary Aesthetics is to publish international, interdisciplinary, peer- and blind-reviewed articles on contemporary theory, research, and application in aesthetics. CA invites submissions of articles no greater than 7,000 (including abstract and notes). Articles that are primarily historical or that focus on particular art works or individual artists are not appropriate to the mission of this journal.  We welcome the use of visual images and auditory and video clips to illustrate the text.  Discussions should be accessible to an audience across disciplines and promote conversation across fields and practices. For more information about submitting work to Contemporary Aesthetics, visit www.contempaesthetics.org.

CA is an open access journal and may be accessed, downloaded, and copied free of charge.  Contemporary Aesthetics is published by Contemporary Aesthetics, Inc. and is incorporated in the State of Maine, USA, and licensed as an Exempt Charitable Organization.  The journal began publication in 2003 and is published on a rolling basis with new content added to each Volume throughout the year. The completion of each Volume is at end of the calendar year.  CA is archived annually by MPublishing, a division of the University of Michigan Library, and its operating costs are partially supported by the Rhode Island School of Design.  WorldCat lists Contemporary Aesthetics as available to 568 academic libraries worldwide as a scholarly resource (as of November 4, 2015).  The journal is also abstracted or indexed in EBSCO, The Philosopher's Index,  Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, Genamics JournalSeek, CiteFactor, PhilPapers, and H.W. Wilson.