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Presented by Philosophy's Sapientia Lecture Series
Prof Aaron Meskin, University of Georgia
Friday, May 5
1930 Rm, Rockefeller Center
Free & Open
Talk title: "Let's go see that together!": Going out as a core aesthetic activity
Abstract: Contemporary philosophical aesthetics remains focused on works and objects. In this essay, I want to think philosophically, and with primary attention to aesthetic matters, about an activity that has, to my knowledge, not been seriously discussed in philosophical context; namely, the activity of going out. I shall argue that going out - the sort of thing we do when we go to the cinema, the theater, the ballet, nightclubs, cocktail bars, restaurants, and so on - should be understood as a core aesthetic activity.
The Sapientia Lecture Series is underwritten by the Mark J. Byrne 1985 Fund in Philosophy.
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.