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ASA at the 2019 APA Eastern Meetings

Wednesday, September 5, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Julie Van Camp
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Are you attending the Eastern meeting of the American Philosophical Association in New York City, January 7-10, 2019? Many ASA members are presenting work on aesthetics and related areas. Mark your calendars!

Monday, January 7:

Invited Symposium: Women Philosophers, 1600-1900: A Workshop
Speaker: Kristin Gjesdal (Temple University)


Invited Symposium: Music & Philosophy
Speaker: Cynthia Willett (Emory Philosophy)

3:00-6:00 pm

Colloquium: Aesthetics I
Speaker: Jessica Adkins (Saint Louis University): "Aesthetic Value of Anatomical displays of Plastinated Bodies)

“How to Shoot a Unicorn: Epistemic Access and Interpretation of Fiction in Photography”
Commentator: Saul Fisher (Mercy College)

Ethical Theory I
Speaker: Jonathan Gingerich (UCLA): "The Spontaneous Self"

6:30-9:30 pm

Society for LGBTQ Philosophy: Speaking Out, Acting Out
Speaker: Kathryn Wojtkiewicz (CUNY-Graduate Center): "Creating the Social Imaginary: Fiction Creators and their Hermeneutical Responsibility"

Tuesday, January 8:

9:00-11:00 am

Colloquium: Latina Feminism: The Work of Lugones
Speaker: Kevin Cedeno-Pacheco (Pennsylvania State University): "Community and Self: On Memory and Multiplicity in the Work of Maria Lugones"

9:00 am - noon

Invited Symposium: Aesthetic Value
Speaker: Samantha Matherne (Harvard University)

Society for the Philosophic Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts 
Speaker: Thomas Wartenberg (Mount Holyoke College)

Genuine Pretending: On the Philosophy of the Zhuangzi
Arranged by the Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies
Critic: Julianne Chung (University of Louisville)

11:00 am - 1:30 pm: Poster Sessions
Presenter: Robbie Kubala (Columbia University), "Moral Theory and Moral Unfreedom"

2:00-5:00 pm

Aesthetics II

Chair: Ariane Nomikos (SUNY Buffalo)
Speaker: James Dow (Hendrix College), "On the Possibility of a Neuroaesthetics of Natural Environments"
Commentator: Laura Di Summa-Knoop (William Patterson University)

Speaker: Antony Aumann (Northern Michigan University), "Kierkegaard on the Nature of Art Appreciation: Overcoming the Tradition of Disinterest"
Commentator: Rachel Falkenstern (St. Francis College)

Speaker: Henry Pratt (Marist College), "To Beard or Not  to Beard: Ethical and Aesthetic Obligations and Facial Hair"

Human Being, Bodily Being: Phenomenology from Classical India
Critic: Cynthia Willett (Emory University) 

Wednesday, January 9:

11:00 am-1:30 pm

Poster session: Jeremy Fried (University of Oklahoma): "Justice and the Ontology of Art"

1:30-4:30 pm

We are sorry to report that this session has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule it for a future meeting.

2018 Arthur Danto/American Society for Aesthetics Prize: Kenneth Walden's "Art and Moral Revolution"

Chair: Julianne Chung (University of Louisville)
Speakers: John Gibson (University of Louisville)
Lydia Goehr (Columbia University)
Commentator: Kenneth Walden (Dartmouth College

Thursday, January 10:

1:30-4:30 pm

Invited Symposium: Humor, Race, and Language
Speaker: Luvell Anderson (Syracuse University)
Commentator: Sheila Lintott (Bucknell University)

ASA Members: If we overlooked your presentation on the schedule, please rush an e-mail to:


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Featured Members
Jason LeddingtonWinner of the 2015 ASA/JAAC John Fisher Prize
Halifu OsumareWinner of the 2019 Selma Jeanne Cohen Prize in Dance Aesthetics

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