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The University of Southampton
Lifelong Learning

Philosophy Cafe Event

13:00 - 14:00
1 December 2011
John Hansard Gallery Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

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Conceptual art: a contradiction in terms?

Many of us wonder a bit about contemporary art, and perhaps especially about conceptual art. Can an unmade bed, or a woolly teapot, *really* count as art? Most of us, in private at least, would probably say "No". This talk - which draws on the work of the 20th Century's most important philosopher of art, R.G. Collingwood - will explore some reasons for saying "No" in public.

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Prof Aaron Ridley,Professor of Philosophy

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