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Don't miss Samantha Vice's paper 'Aesthetic Injustice' at WiSER

Being at Home: Race, Institutional Culture and Transformation at South African Higher Education InstitutionsSamantha 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.

Event Details

  • Date: Monday, 22 February 2016
  • Time: 2:30 PM for 3:00 PM
  • Venue: WiSER Seminar Room
    6th Floor Richard Ward Building
    East Campus
    Wits University | Map
  • More information: WiSER

 

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