October, 8th 2018,Seminar-Dominic McIVER LOPES-Being for Beauty.

October, 8th 2018,Seminar-Dominic McIVER LOPES-Being for Beauty.”>

1st WORKSHOP- Being for Beauty. Aesthetic Agency and Value.
October, 8th 2018 // h: 9:30– 16:30
Location: Università di Torino, Aula Guzzo, Via Po 18, Torino

ART, Aesthetics Research Torino, Philosophical Seminar
In collaboration with
– Prof. Dr. Georg Bertram,
– Freie Universität Berlin.

With the financial support of
FINO – Northwestern Italian Philosophical Consortium
the 1st WORKSHOP of TuBe – Turin/Berlin Aesthetic Forum*

Dominic McIver Lopes (Vancouver): Being For Beauty, In Brief
(Oxford University Press 2018)

* A parallel workshop will be held at the Freie Universität Berlin on October, 4th 2018

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Abstract: No values figure as pervasively and intimately in
our lives as beauty and other aesthetic values. They animate
the arts, as well as design, fashion, food, and entertainment.
They orient us upon the natural world. And we even find them
in the deepest insights of science and mathematics. For
centuries, however, philosophers and other thinkers have
identified beauty with what brings pleasure. Concerned that
aesthetic hedonism has led us to question beauty’s
significance, Dominic McIver Lopes offers an entirely new
theory of beauty. Beauty engages us in action, in concert with
others, in the context of social networks. This talk sketches
the main argument in favour of the network theory of
aesthetic value.

Dominic McIver Lopes FRSC is Distinguished University Scholar and Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia. His research focusses on pictorial representation; the aesthetic and epistemic value of pictures, including scientific images; theories of art and its value; the ontology of art; computer art and new art forms; and aesthetic value, wherever it may be found. His most recent books are a collection of his essays on methodological themes, Aesthetics on the Edge: Where Philosophy Meets the Human Sciences, and a book on Being for Beauty: Aesthetic Agency andValue. A set of papers discussing his work is due for publication in December as Les Arts et les images: Dialogues avec Dominic McIver Lopes. Many of his books have been or are being translated into Chinese, Farsi, French, Japanese, and Korean. Lopes is now at work on a book on Cosmopolitan Aesthetics.

Discussants: Tiziana Andina, Carola Barbero, Marta Benenti, Alessandro
Bertinetto, Georg Bertram, Gianluca Cuozzo, Davide Dal Sasso, Maurizio Ferraris, Paolo Furia, Gregorio Tenti, Alberto Voltolini.

Gianluca Cuozzo, Director of the Deparment of Philosophy and Educational
Sciences: Welcome Greetings
Alessandro Bertinetto / Georg Bertram: Introduction
Dominic McIver Lopes: Talk: Being for Beauty, In Brief
General Discussion
Coffee Break
Marta Benenti; Paolo Furia: Short Statements
Dominic McIver Lopes: Reply
General Discussion


Carola Barbero, Georg Bertram, Alessandro Bertinetto: Short Statements
Dominic McIver Lopes: Reply
Final Discussion