Don't miss Samantha Vice's paper 'Aesthetic Injustice' at WiSER
Samantha Vice, contributor to the recent publication Being at Home: Race, Institutional Culture and Transformation at South African Higher Education Institutions, will present a paper at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER) this month.
Vice’s title is “Aesthetic Injustice”, and the paper is available to download here.
Read the abstract:
I want to make a very limited claim in this paper, and base it on an oldfashioned view. The limited claim is that certain kinds of deprivation of aesthetic experience count as an injustice. The oldfashioned view this is based on is twofold: that beauty is a fundamentally valuable aesthetic property, and that paradigmatic aesthetic experiences – of which beauty is one – are disinterested and contemplative. I think that this oldfashioned view has radical political implications, however, and allows us to understand the deprivations I am interested in as unjust, and not only aesthetically unfortunate.
The talk will take place on Monday, 22 February, from 3 to 4 PM at Wits University.
- Date: Monday, 22 February 2016
- Time: 2:30 PM for 3:00 PM
- Venue: WiSER Seminar Room
6th Floor Richard Ward Building
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- More information: WiSER