Tuesday, August 28, 2012

International Conference on Rethinking Pragmatist Aesthetics

*International Conference “Rethinking Pragmatist Aesthetics”*

August 31-September 2, 2012

University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Campus in Wroclaw (Poland)****

Pragmatist aesthetics is a rich theoretical tradition which has its
beginnings in the work of classical pragmatists (most notably, John
Dewey’s 1934 book Art as Experience), and which was rejuvenated in the 80s
and the 90s by such scholars as Richard Rorty, Joseph Margolis, and Richard
Shusterman. The latter’s 1992 book Pragmatist Aesthetics can be seen as a
symbolic moment in the emergence of the second wave of pragmatist
aesthetics, and today, twenty years after its publication, it is perhaps
the right time to rethink pragmatism’s contribution to aesthetic theory.The
aim of this conference is to reflect on pragmatist aesthetics’ history and
current condition, but also on its potential to address the most pressing
problems of contemporary philosophical aesthetics, and to project the
future avenues for its progress. ****

Keynote speaker: Richard Shusterman (Florida Atlantic University)****

Conference program is attached to this message. ****

Organizers: prof. Leszek Koczanowicz (leszek@post.pl) and dr. Wojciech
Malecki (wojciech.malecki@wp.pl). The conference language is English.

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