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ASA Members at the 2020 APA Eastern Meeting

Saturday, September 14, 2019  
Posted by: Julie Van Camp
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Are you attending the Eastern meeting of the American Philosophical Association in Philadelphia, January 8-11, 2020? Many ASA members are presenting work on aesthetics and related areas. Mark your calendars!

Wednesday, January 8


Colloquium: Social and Political Philosophy 

Speaker: Steven Haug (UC Santa Cruz): "From the Beautiful to the Political: How Arendt's Kantian Political Philosophy Avoids the Situatedness Critique"

International Society for Chinese Philosophy

Speaker: Hannah H. Kim (Stanford University): "Human Nature and Music: Competing Confucian Views on Music's Moral Relevance"

1-3 pm

Symposium: Women and Comic Heroines: A Look at Hegel on Aristophanian Comedy

Commentator: Rachel  Falkenstern (St. Francis College)

6:30-9:30 pm

Philosophy of the City Research Group
Rebecca Kukla (Georgetown University),:"Making Space through Street Art in New York City"
Zed Adams (New School for Social Research): "Against Historic Preservation"
Thi Nguyen (Utah Valley University): "The City as Process Art"

Thursday, January 9:

9:00 am-noon

Heidegger Circle: World and Worlding: Politics, Art, and Tools

Speaker: Ellen Miller (Rowan University): "Seeing Brancusi's First Cry, a First Time, Again"

12:15-2:15 pm

Arthur Danto/American Society for Aesthetic Prize

Speakers: Keren Gorodeisky (Auburn University) and Eric Marcus (Auburn University)

Prize Reception: 5:30-6:30 pm

7:30-10:30 pm

Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy:
Pragmatism and Culture: The Philosophical Legacy of Joseph Margolis

Armen T. Marsoobian (Southern Connecticut State University)
Joseph Margolis (Temple University)

Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy

Commentator: Julianne Chung (University of Louisville)

Friday, January 10:

11:00 am-1:30 pm

Poster session: Hannah H. Kim (Stanford University): "Fictional Truth and Formal Featurres: Critique of D'Alesandro, Lewis, Searle"

11:15 am - 1:15 pm

North American Nietzsche Society

Author Meets Critics: Andrew Huddleston, Nietzsche on the Decadence and Flourishing of Culture
Critic: Kristin Gjesdal (Temple University)
Author: Andrew Huddleston (Birkbeck College, University of London)

1:30-4:30 pm

Invited Symposium: Aesthetics and Reasons

Chair: Anthony Cross (Texas State University)
Speaker: Keren Gorodeisky (Auburn University)
Speaker: Errol Lord (University of Pennsylvania)
Commentator: Dominique McIver Lopes (University of British Columbia)

Saturday, January 11:

9:00-11:00 am

Colloquium: The Anthropocene

Speaker: James Dow (Hendrix College): "The Anthropogenic Sublime"

Colloquium: Aesthetic and Perception

Speaker:  Tyler Olsson (University of California, Santa Cruz): "The Perceived Fit  Between Music and Movement: A Multisensory Approach to Understanding Innocent Dance Appreciation"

Invited Symposium: Philosophy of Film

Commentator: Fred Rush (University of Notre Dame)

11:15 am -1:15 pm

American Society for Aesthetics
Author Meet Critics: Thi Nguyen, Games: Agency as Art

Chair: Susan Feagin (Temple University)
Critics: Gwen Bradford (Rice University)
Elisabeth Camp (Rutgers University)
Aaron Meskin (University of Georgia)
Author: Thi Nguyen (Utah Valley University)

Thanks to David Friedell for organizing this session on behalf of the ASA.


Invited Symposium: Metaphysics of Mind: History Meets Contemporary

Commentator: John Kulvicki (Dartmouth College)
Speaker: Umrao Sethi (Lehman College, CUNY

Society for German Idealism and Romanticism

Author Meets Critics: Lydia Moland, Hegel's Aethetic: The Art of Idealism

Chair: Keren Gorodeisky (Auburn University)
Critics: Richard Eldridge (Swarthmore College)
Ingvild Torsen (University of Oslo)
Rachel Falkenstern (St. Francis College)

Invited Symposium: Compassion in the History of Ethics: Schopenhauer and Nietzsche

Speaker: Sandra Shapshay (Hunter College, CUNY) 

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

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