Activities

Conferences and Workshops

Seminars

Internal series in which members of the Project present works in progress and invited speakers give public talks.

2018:

  • James O. Young: “Literary Fiction and the Cultivation of Virtue”. 25th September. 11:00 (Room “Taller de Estética”)
  • SEMINARIO PERMANENTE DE ESTÉTICA. 16th February: 9:30 Paloma Atencia Linares: “Photographic communication beyond Grice. A New Approach to the epistemology of photography”; 12:00 Zsolt Bátori: “Perceiving, Interpreting and Appreciating Photographs”. (Sala Jacobo de las Leyes, Hemeroteca Clara Campoamor)

2017:

  • Paloma Atencia Linares: “Ficción y no-ficción como géneros fotográficos”. 28th June, 2017. 18:30. (Sala Jacobo de las Leyes, Hemeroteca Clara Campoamor)
  • Manuel García Carpintero:“La distinción entre ficción y no ficción para los films”. 28th June, 2017. 16:30. (Sala Jacobo de las Leyes, Hemeroteca Clara Campoamor)
  • Alessandro Bertinetto: “Being true to the moment. Improvisation and musical authenticity”. 29th March, 12:00. Room “Taller de Estética”
  • Elisa Caldarola: “Strategies of Conceptual Art: Prop Oriented Make-Believe and Exemplification”. 24th January, 17:30 (Sala Jacobo de las Leyes, Hemeroteca Clara Campoamor)

2016:

  • Ángel García Rodríguez: “A Wittgensteinian take on expression and transparency”. 16th November, 12:00 (Room “Taller de Estética”)
  • Anne Eaton: “On the Moral Significance of Pictures”. 20th June. 11:30 (Sala Jacobo de las Leyes, Hemeroteca Clara Campoamor)
  • Nemesio García Carril Puy y David Bordonaba Plou: “Beautiful but atonal. Disagreement and aesthetic predicates”, 14th April, 17:00 (Aula Mariano Baquero, Facultad de Letras, Campus de la Merced)
  • Héctor Julio Pérez López: “Estética y complejidad narrativa en las series contemporáneas”, 24th February, 12:00 (Salón de Grados de la Facultad de Filosofía)

2015:

  • Irene Martínez Marín: “Togetherness, Transparent and New Sincerity Television”, 21st October, 12:30 (Room “Taller de Estética”)
  • Arto Haapala: “The Range of Everyday Aesthetics”, 24th September, 17:00 (Room “Jacobo de las Leyes”)
  • Luciana Samamé: “La dimensión estética de la ética: Schopenhauer y la filosofía práctica”. 5th May, 17:00 (Room “Taller de Estética”)
  • Stephen Davies: “On the evolutionary origins of music”. 17th April, 11:30 (Room “Taller de Estética”)
  • Stephen Davies: “On the nature of human adornment”. 15th April, 11:30 (Room “Taller de Estética”)
  • Dominique Chateau: “Artistic values, aesthetic values and aestheticization”.18th March, 11:30 (Room “Taller de Estética”)
  • José Ignacio López Hernández: “La expresión artística del horror bélico: de Goya a Otto Dix. Estrategias artísticas, fundamentos estéticos, condicionamientos éticos”. 5th March, 18:00  (Rector Loustau Building) 

2014:

  • Robert Stecker: “Currie Contra Fiction: Cognitive Science and the Cognitive Value of Literature”. 12th April, 10:30 (Room “Taller de Estética”)
  • Robert Stecker: “Aesthetic Autonomy and Artistic Heteronomy”, 11th April, 11:00 (Room “Taller de Estética”)
  • Lucía Jiménez Sánchez: “Estética del diseño”, 27th March, 18:00  (Rector Loustau Building) 

2013:

  • Alicia Bermejo “The Analogy between Artistic and Linguistic Meaning: The Linguistic Model of Intentionalism Revisited”, 22nd May, 11:30 (Room “Taller de Estética”)
  • Mikel Iriondo “Del Arte de Vanguardia al Realismo Socialista en la Unión Soviética”, 16th May, 11:00 (Salón de Grados “Eduardo Bello”)

2012:

  • Maria del Mar Rosa Martínez “La experiencia estética del entorno y su papel en los argumentos ecologistas” and Alicia Bermejo Salar “El significado artístico como significado”. 1st Seminar of Young Researchers (Faculty of Philosophy UMU), 6th of March.
  • Dominic McIver Lopes (University of British Columbia), “Aesthetic Value in Literature and Beyond”,16th of March.
  • Jacinto Lageira (Université de Paris I- Panthéon-Sorbonne)“La experiencia estética de la historia” and “El arte como historia”, 17th of May.
  • James Hamilton (Kansas State University), “Theatrical conventions, styles, & appreciation”, 12th of September.

2011:

  • Jesús Vega (UCM), “Desdoblamientos del yo: punto de vista y voz narrativa en Le genou de Claire de Eric Rohmer”, 19th of January.
  • Fabian Dorsch (University of Fribourg), “The non-inferential Recognition of Aesthetic Properties” , 25th of January.
  • Valeriano Bozal (UCM), “Proust, Monet y Los Nenúfares”, 6th of April.
  • Mikel Iriondo (Universidad del País Vasco), “Yukio Mishima (1925-1970). Una estética de la muerte”, 3rd of May.
  • Carlos Thiebaut (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), “La literatura en la experiencia del daño: el papel de lo simbólico en los procesos de justicia transicional”,18th of May.
  • Antoni Gomila (Universidad de las Islas Baleares): “¿Es posible representar al sujeto de la representación? Autorretrato y autoconciencia”, 23rd of May.
  • Jordi Ibáñez (UPF), “Descripción, juicio, intencionalidad y cultura de masas”, 9th of May.
  • Alessandro Bertinetto (Universitá di Udine), “Música e improvisación”, 2nd of December.
  • Francisco Jarauta (UMU), “Schönberg-Kandinsky: la tensión de la forma”, 10th of December.

2010:

  • Hans Maes (Universidad de Kent), “Intention, Interpretation, and Contemporary Visual Art”  and “Who says pornography can’t be art?”, 15th and 16th of April.
  • Paloma Atencia (Univerisity of London), “Ficción, no-ficción y la representación fotográfica engañosa”, 23rd of April.
  • Anna Christina Ribeiro (U.B.- Texas Tech University), “What is a work of poetry?”, 7th of May.
  • Fernando Ros (CEU-UCH y UNED): “Antropología y literatura: el vínculo descriptivo”, 13 of May.
  • Arto Haapala (University of Helsinki), “Problems and Issues in the Aesthetics of the Everyday” and “What is aesthetic well-being?”, 26th and 27th of October.

2009:

  • Consuelo Sanmateu (Queen Mary and Westfield College-Univ. de Londres), “Problemas estéticos en las adaptaciones cinematográficas de La Celestina”, 5th of March.
  • Javier Peña (Architect), “Acerca de creación arquitectónica y valores éticos” , 15th of May
  • Jordi Ibáñez (UPF)“Descripción, juicio, intencionalidad y cultura de masas”, 5th of June
  • Fernando Ros (CEU-UCH y UNED), “Literatura y filosofía de la cultura: el paisaje de Lawrence después de Arabia”, 11th of June
  • Ingrid Vendrell (University of Geneva), “La lógica interna de las emociones y la paradoja de la ficción”, 20th of November.

Reading Groups

We welcome those who would like to join us in the internal reading groups on various topics in connection with the Project line of research.

  • 03/10/2018: James O. Young, “The Content of Music”, en Critique of Pure Music, Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 87-124. Sala “Jacobo de las Leyes”. Ground Floor Hemeroteca Clara Campoamor (Campus de la Merced).16:30
  • 09/05/2018:Paloma Atencia Linares, “Is photography really limited in its capacity to communicate thought? A response to Hopkins”. Sala Isabel Guillén 16:00 (First Floor Hemeroteca Clara Campoamor)
  • 07/03/2018: Robert Hopkins, “The Real Challenge to Photography (as Communicative Representational Art)”. 16:00. (Sala Jacobo de las Leyes, Hemeroteca Clara Campoamor)
  • 21/02/2018: with Zsolt Bátori: Kendall Walton: “Transparent Pictures: On the Nature of Photographic Realism”; Edwin Martin: “On Seeing Walton’s Great-Grandfather”; Kendall Walton: “Looking Again through Photographs: A Response to Edwin Martin”. 16:00 (Sala Jacobo de las Leyes, Hemeroteca Clara Campoamor)
  • 30/04/2015: Carole Talon-Hugon, Goût et dégoût: l’art peut-il tout montrer ?, Nîmes: 18:00 (Rector Loustau)
  • 11/03/2015: Dominique Chateau: “Artistic values, aesthetic values and aestheticization”. 11:30 (Sala Reuniones, Luis Vives)
  • 25/02/2015: Carole Talon-Hugon “The Resolution and Dissolution of the Paradox of Negative Emotions in the Aesthetics of the Eighteenth Century” in Levinson, J. (ed) Suffering Art Gladly. Palgrave MacMillan, 2013 11:30 (Sala Reuniones, Luis Vives)
  • 21/01/2015: Korsmeyer, R., chapters 6-7 of Savouring Disgust.16:00 (Sala Reuniones, Luis Vives)
  • 03/12/2014: Korsmeyer, R., chapter 5 of Savouring Disgust.12:00 (Sala Reuniones, Luis Vives)
  • 13/11/2014: Korsmeyer, R., chapter 4 of Savouring Disgust.17:00 (Sala Reuniones, Luis Vives)
  • 29/10/2014: Korsmeyer, R., chapter 3 of Savouring Disgust.12:00 (Sala Reuniones, Luis Vives)
  • 01/10/2014: Korsmeyer, R., chapter 2 of Savouring Disgust. The Foul and the Fair in Aesthetics, Oxford University Press, 2011. 12:00 (Sala Reuniones, Luis VIves)
  • 22/05/2014: Stecker, R., “Artifacts: Function and Appreciation”. 18:00 (Rector Loustau)
  • 04/04/2014: Stecker, R., “Currie Contra Fiction: Cognitive Science and the Cognitive Value of Literature”. 11:30 (Taller de Estética)
  • 21/03/2014: Stecker, R., “Aesthetic Autonomy and Artistic Heteronomy”,11:30 (Taller de Estética)
  • 07/05/2013: Budd, M., “Objectivity and the Aesthetic Value of Nature: Reply to Parsons”, British Journal of Aesthetics, 46/3 (2006), pp.267-273. (Taller de Estética)
  • 24/04/2013: Parsons, G., “Freedom and Objectivity in the Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature” British Journal of Aesthetics, 46/1 (2006), pp. 17–37.(Taller de Estética)
  • 20/03/2013: Budd, M.,  “The Characterization of Aesthetic Qualities by Essential Metaphors and Quasi-Metaphors” in Aesthetic Essays, NY: Oxford University Press, 2008.(Taller de Estética)
  • 05/03/2013: Budd, M., “The Intersubjective Validity of Aesthetic Judgements”, British Journal of Aesthetics, 47 (2007), pp. 62-104.(Taller de Estética)
  • 06/02/2013: Budd, M., “Nature, Art, Aesthetic Properties, and Aesthetic Value”, The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature. Essays on the Aesthetics of Nature, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2005.(Rector Loustau)
  • 18/12/2012: Budd, M., “The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature as Nature”, The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature. Essays on the Aesthetics of Nature, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2005.(Rector Loustau)
  • 29/11/2012: Bermejo Salar, A., “¿Es necesario el intencionalismo moderado?”(Taller de Estética)
  • 18/10/2012: García Rodríguez, A., How to be an expressivist about avowals today”(Taller de Estética)
  • 23/05/2012: Davidson, D., “Communication and Convention” in Inquiries into Truth & Interpretation Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984.(Rector Loustau)
  • 03/05/2012: Davidson, D., “Locating Literary Language” in Truth, Language and History, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2005.(Rector Loustau)
  • 25/04/2012: Davidson, D., “James Joyce and Humpty Dumpty” in Truth, Language and History, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2005.(Rector Loustau)
  • 28/03/2012: Levinson, J., “Intrinsic Value and the Notion of a Life” in Contemplating Art. Essays in Aesthetics, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2006.(Rector Loustau)
  • 06/03/2012-. McIver Lopes, D., “The Myth of (non-Aesthetic) Artistic Value”, The Philosophical Quarterly Vol. 61 Nº 244 (2011) pp. 518-536.(Taller de Estética)
  • 28/02/2012: Stecker, R., “Artistic Value” in Artworks. Definition, Meaning and Value, The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997.(Rector Loustau)
  • 08/02/2012: Stecker, R., “Meaning and Interpretation. The Role of Intention and Convention” in Artworks. Definition, Meaning and Value, The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997.(Rector Loustau)