John Hyman/ Elisabeth Schellekens/ Simon Glendinning
Wednesday 15 May 2013, 6.30-8.00pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
John Hyman, Professor of Aesthetics, Fellow of Queen’s College, University of Oxford and editor of the British Journal of Aesthetics
Elisabeth Schellekens, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Durham University and co-editor of the British Journal of Aesthetics
Chair: Simon Glendinning, Professor of European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy
The concept of beauty is one we all frequently use to describe not only the appearance of material things, but also people’s characters, actions and even reasoning processes. What, if anything, do all these manifestations of beauty have in common? Does it make sense to apply the concept of beauty to them all and, if so, was Kant right to point out that there are actually different kinds of beauty?