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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Public Lecture - Aesthetic Dimensions of Modern Philosophy, Wed 12 Mar, Barnes, London, UK



Aesthetic Dimensions of Modern Philosophy 

Prof. Andrew Bowie 

Wednesday 12 March 2014, 7.30-9pm

 
In the Jug & Bottle, Coach & Horses, 27 Barnes High Street, Barnes SW13
ALL WELCOME
(no previous knowledge needed)
For further information contact
barbara.benson.underwood@gmail.com
 
 
Barnes Philosophy Club web page: http://barnesphiloclub.blogspot.co.uk/
See also www.barbarabenson.com
 
Abstract: 
 
The epistemological perspective which determines major aspects of the agenda of modern philosophy 
results historically from a new kind of fear that we are at risk of failing to be in touch with 
the truth about the world. The philosophical result of the attempt to counter this fear has, 
though, arguably consisted in actually reinforcing it: scepticism remains a central, unresolved 
concern of contemporary epistemology. Understanding the constellation of increasing scientific 
warrantability, and the accompanying unsatisfactory attempts to ground it epistemologically, 
demands more than a focus based solely on cognitive justifications, because the scope of these 
is precisely what is in question. In the view I wish to propose, the history of modern philosophy 
is, though, not to be seen as a history of epistemological failure, but is rather - and this 
chimes with my view of the aesthetic dimensions of philosophy - an expression of tensions in 
forms of self-reflection in modernity. The very lack of resolution of such tensions points towards 
the open-endedness characteristic of artistic production and reception, rather than towards the 
acceptance of definitive theories. 
 
Speaker:
 
http://pure.rhul.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/andrew-bowie_3d787cff-bd1c-4349-b003-8f501c909611.html