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Perception and the Arts, London
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Perception and the Arts

September 16 - 17, 2015, Institute of Philosophy, London

The conceptual apparatus of philosophy of perception has been used in as diverse corners of aesthetics and philosophy of art as debates about depiction, aesthetic experiences, character engagement, our engagement with fictions, our engagement with narratives, aesthetic properties, metaphors, and so on. The aim of the conference is to provide a general framework for these ways in which philosophy of perception and aesthetics can be fruitfully combined, but, it is important to emphasize, a framework where not only aesthetics is enriched by philosophy of perception but philosophy of perception can also learn from aesthetics, making the interaction between the two sub-disciplines genuinely bidirectional. The conference is supported by a BSA Connections Conference Grant.

Confirmed speakers:
Ophelia Deroy (University of London)
Anya Farennikova (University of Bristol)
Heather Logue (University of Leeds)
Mohan Matthen (University of Toronto)
Matthew Nudds (University of Warwick)
Elisabeth Schellekens (University of Durham and University of Uppsala)
Barry Smith (University of London)
Lambert Wiesing (University of Halle)

Some slots are reserved for contributed papers. We are primarily looking for papers by philosophers of perception, not by philosophers of art. There are no parallel sections. Travel and accommodation expenses are covered (at least partially). Only blinded submissions are accepted.

Length: 3000 words. Single spaced!

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