British Society of Aesthetics 2016 Essay Prize

A reminder that the deadline is approaching for the British Society of Aesthetics essay prize competition, open to early-career researchers in aesthetics. The winning author will receive GBP1,500 and an opportunity to present the paper at the Society’s annual conference. The winning essay will normally be published in the British Journal of Aesthetics. The regulations … Read more

Arto Haapala researching in Murcia

Professor Arto Haapala (University of Helsinki) is visiting the Department of Philosophy of The University of Murcia from the 1st of September until the 30th on November 2015. His research is funded by the Program “Jiménez de la Espada” of Fundación Séneca. He will participate in the different activities organized by the area of Aesthetics … Read more

Francisca Pérez-Carreño New President of ESA

Paca Pérez-Carreño has been elected President of the European Society of Aesthetics. She was voted president by the assembly of the Society that gathered during the ESA Conference 2015, 11st-13rd of June, in Dublin. Part of the executive committee was also voted and Matilde Carrasco-Barranco was elected to continue as part of it for the … Read more

Two talks by Stephen Davies

Stephen Davies, Professor at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, will give two seminars at the Faculty of Philosophy of Murcia. He will present ‘On the nature of human adornment’ and ‘On the evolutionary origins of music’, both at 11:30 on the 17th and 18th of April respectively. Venue: Room Taller de Estética (Luis Vives Building)

Seminar with Dominique Chateau

Next Wednesday 18th of March, Dominique Chateau, Professor in the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, will present his text entitled “Artistic values, aesthetic values and aestheticization”. After the presentation discussion will be open to those attending the seminar at 11:30 in the room Taller de Estética (Luis Vives Building. Faculty of Philosophy)

Negative Aesthetic Experience and Artistic Value

The 10th Workshop on Aesthetic Experience will take place in Murcia on the 14-15 May 2015. The topic will be Negative Aesthetic Experience and Artistic Value including Carole Talon-Hugon as main speaker. The program is available here.

Mixed Feelings, Mixed Categories?

The IX Workshop on Aesthetic Experience took place in San Sebastián between the 19th and the 20th of December 2014. The topic Mixed Feelings, Mixed Categories? gathered works from researchers from the Universities of Murcia, UPV-EHU, Autónoma de Barcelona, and Kent.

Alicia Bermejo PhD in Philosophy

On the 10th of July this year, Alicia Bermejo Salar, former PhD student in the Area of Aesthetics and Theory of Arts of the Department of Philosophy of The University of Murcia presented and defended her doctoral thesis “The Problem of Interpretation in Art: Intention and Meaning”, supervised by Francisca Pérez Carreño. Her work has … Read more

New Research Project

Mª José Alcaraz León leads a new research project, “Aesthetic value and its relationship to other values in appreciative practice”,  funded by the Program Jóvenes Líderes en Investigación de la Fundación Séneca-Agencia de Ciencia y Tecnología de la Región de Murcia (18958/JLI/13). The project will last from 01/07/2014 until 30/06/2016. The members of this research group … Read more

“Estética” is now available

Estética has just been published by Tecnos (Madrid). The book is comprised of eight essays on central questions in philosophical aesthetics with articles by Mª José Alcaraz, Matilde Carrasco, Robert Hopkins, Derek Matravers, Paca Pérez Carreño, Salvador Rubio, Marta Tafalla and Gerard Vilar. More information: