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Philosophy Café: What is (the point of) philosophy of art? Event

13:00 - 14:00
10 February 2011
John Hansard Gallery University of Southampton

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Event details

The abstract expressionist painter Barnett Newman once remarked, that the philosophy of art "is for artists what ornithology is for birds."

Was he right? This talk will outline some of the main issues and areas of thought in the philosophy of art, with a view to showing that Newman was wrong - that collaboration and discussion between artists and philosophers of art can be valuable for both.

Seeking food for thought during your lunch hour? Join us at the John Hansard Gallery for the Philosophy Café, a series of free, informal discussions open to all. No previous knowledge required – just an appetite for ideas.

Each session begins with a short talk by one of the University’s philosophy experts, followed by an open forum for debate.

Speaker information

Dr Alex Neill,Reader

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