Scottish Aesthetics Forum 2015-2016

The Scottish Aesthetics Forum at Edinburgh will host four talks in 2015-2016:

  • Gregory Currie (York), “The Visible Surface: Painting, Photography, Cinema,” 11th December, 2015, 4:00 – 6:00pm.  Abstract: “Pictures are surfaces with marks on them. Different kinds of pictures have different kinds of marks, produced in different ways. The marks themselves have an interest in painting and drawing which they do not have in photography and cinema. This difference enables us to identify and explain a feature of some pictures which I call “apparent transparency”. This is not the same as Walton-style transparency and pictures which have apparent transparency need not be (and in my view are not) transparent. The interest that marks have in painting are of different kinds depending on whether those marks are co-incident. I explain the notion of co-incidence and use it to highlight some of the aesthetic differences between different kinds of paintings and to extend Wollheim’s notion of twofoldness.”
  • Stacie Friend (London), TBA, 5th February, 2016, 4pm.
  • Catharine Abell (Manchester), TBA, 18th March, 2016, 4pm.
  • David Davies (McGill), TBA, 29th April, 2016, 4pm.

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