Fall Webinar: Aesthetics Now, 7th Dec 2020
Fall webinar 2020 of the Finnish Society for Aesthetics
will be held in Zoom, Mon 7th Dec 2020
What is the role of philosophical Aesthetics in the contemporary world? Has Aesthetics made any progress since the times of Kant and Heidegger? Has the concept of Aesthetics different meaning for an artist than for a philosopher? Is there a need for something new to be created in the field of Aesthetics in the future?
Answering to the question ‘what is aesthetics?’ may not seem a simple task. Rather than finding a set definition, we would like to encourage an open discussion on contemporary conceptions of Aesthetics. The aim of the fall webinar 2020 is to map out scope, position, and value of Aesthetics as an academic discipline by looking into the present-day research and on-going artistic projects. The webinar brings together scholars from University of the Arts and University of Helsinki working on topics relevant for Aesthetics.
Schedule (Helsinki time, UTC+2)
12:15–12:30 Welcome words: Sanna Lehtinen, president of the Finnish Society for Aesthetics
12:50–13:00 Questions & comments
13:20–13:30 Questions & comments
13:50–14:00 Questions & comments
14:30–14:40 Questions & comments
15:00-15:10 Questions & comments
15:30–15:40 Questions & Comments
16:20–16:30 Ending words: Tero Nauha, board member of the Finnish Society for Aesthetics