RuCCS Colloquia

Aesthetic Response: Philosophical Foundations of Empirical Studies

Dr. Dominic McIver Lopes

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 01:00pm - 02:00pm

University of British Columbia, Department of Philosophy, CANADA

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Progress sometimes requires agreement on what is to be explained and recent work on aesthetic response in the various brain and behavioural sciences is hampered by a lack of convergence on explananda. While philosophy sometimes serves to integrate explananda, traditional approaches to aesthetic response in philosophy are not up to the task. A new approach that centres on expertise and aesthetic reasons as involving perceptual sensitivities may be more promising.

Dr. Dominic McIver Lopes

The RuCCS Colloquia Series is organized by Dr. Julien Musolino and Dr. Sara Pixley. The talks are held on Tuesdays in the Psychology Building, Room 101 on the Busch Campus from 1:00-2:30pm.

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