Spinoza and Aesthetic Concepts Conference

Western Sydney University and the University of Sydney are hosting a one-day conference on Spinoza and Aesthetic Concepts on Friday 7th December 2018.


Date: Friday 7th December 2018
Venue: Female Orphan School
Cnr James Ruse Dr and Victoria Rd.
Parramatta South Campus

Program: Spinoza and Aesthetic Concepts Conference

Western Sydney University
Friday, 7th December 2018

9:30am                        Conference convenes

9.45am                        Introduction: Peter Hutchings

10.00 – 11.00am        Opening keynote – Genevieve Lloyd Spinoza: A Philosopher of the Sublime?

11.00 – 11.30am          Morning tea

11.30 – 12.30pm         Moira Gatens and Anthony Uhlmann To Be Done with Hatred: Art as a Plan for Living

12.30 – 1.30pm           Lunch

1.30 – 2.30pm            Christopher Thomas Spinoza on Music and Melancholy

2.30 – 3.30pm           Aurelia Armstrong Spinoza’s therapeutic aesthetics

3.30 – 4.00pm          Afternoon Tea

4.00 – 5.00pm           Closing keynote – Warren Montag The Power of Imagining Nonexistent Things as Being Present: Spinoza's Fictions

All welcome.

This conference is a free event.

Information about the Female Orphan School, including travel, is available here.

The conference is a part of the ARC Discovery project Spinoza and Literature for Life: A Practical Theory of Art.

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