Durham University, 22-24 July 2008, conference on
Programme here and abstracts here
Participants: Roger Scruton (Wiltshire): “Imagination and its Discontents”.
Jerrold Levinson (Maryland), “The Aesthetic Appreciation of Music”.
Peter Lamarque (York), "The Disintegration of Aesthetics".
David Davies (McGill): "Scruton on the inscrutability of photographs"
Greg Currie (Nottingham), “Ironic pictures”.
Kathleen Stock (Sussex), “Fantasy, Imagination and Art”
Andy Hamilton (Durham): “Scruton's Philosophy of Culture: Elitism, Populism and Classic Art”.
Rafael De Clercq (Leuven): "Scruton's Philosophy of Architecture"
Cain Todd (Lancaster): "Scruton on wine: outlining the normative terroir of tastes and smells"
Chris Stevens (Maryland): "Aesthetics, Culture, and Conservative Perfectionist Politics: are Liberal Aestheticians Unwittingly Committed to Scrutonian Cultural Perfectionism?"
Katrina Mitcheson (Warwick), “Representation in Photography”
Michael Funk Deckard (Leuven/Lenoir-Rhyne College, North Carolina): "Delicacy of Taste and the Imagination: Aesthetic Concepts in Sibley and the Early Scruton"
Rob van Gerwen (Utrecht):
"Expression as Success: The Psychological Reality of Musical
Dawn Phillips (Warwick): "Photography and Causation: Responding to Scruton’s Scepticism"
Mark Dooley (National University of Ireland, Maynooth): "Saving the Sacred: Scruton and Rorty on Religion"
Ed Winters (Department of Fine Art, West Dean College): "Street Life, Street Furniture, Street Clutter, Street Bars and Being Drunk: An urbane response to rusticity"
Martin Holt (Film Department City University London): "Metaphorical Moment, versus Movement as Metamorphosis"
Deniz Peters (Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, Graz ): "Musical Understanding, Leib, and Intersubjectivity"
Hannah McKeown (Chicago), "Atonality and Meaning".
Philosophy of Music Round Table:
Michael Spitzer (Music, Durham): 'Scruton's "hearing as" and musical metaphor'.
Franz Knappik (Munich): "Scruton and Wittgenstein on expression in music"
Daniel Gallagher (Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit): "Representational theory: the true Phantom of the Opera"
Nick Zangwill (Durham): “Scruton’s Musical Experiences”.
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Travel information here; Durham and the University information here; non-conference accommodation information here
The conference will begin at 2.15 p.m. on the Tuesday and end at lunchtime on the Thursday.
Organizers: Andy Hamilton and Nick Zangwill
Philosophy Department, 50 Old Elvet, Durham University, Durham DH1 3HN or firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial support for postgraduates
Postgraduates should register as normal and then claim for support at the
Taking place at University College, at the Castle, Durham
The conference is supported by
The British Academy,
British Society of Aesthetics,
American Society for Aesthetics,