Philosophy of Criticism Series
Derek Matravers on Malcolm Budd’s “The Intersubjective Validity of Aesthetic Judgements”
Tuesday February 18th, 4-6pm (Week 5), Ryle Room, Radcliffe Humanities.
Professor Derek Matravers (Professor of Philosophy, The Open University)
Participants who are unable to read the whole paper (available here via Weblearn) may focus on sections XII to XV (p359-end).
About the Philosophy of Criticism Series
Dr James Grant (Philosophy), Dr Andrew Klevan (Film)
The aim of this seminar series is to consider philosophical and methodological questions relevant to criticism of the arts, including literature, music, film (and other audio-visual forms), fine art, architecture, and design. ‘Philosophy of Criticism’ is part of the ‘Comparative Criticism and Translation’ research programme, and will complement the programme’s ‘Languages of Criticism’ seminar series. We will be looking principally, though not exclusively, at matters of value and evaluation. In philosophical aesthetics, such matters have received a significant amount of attention, but recently they have been recessive in other disciplines. One aim of the seminar series is to provide a productive forum where students and researchers in a range of subjects within the humanities are able to participate in the debates taking place in philosophy. The seminars will normally take the form of an invited guest speaker who will introduce an article or chapter – read by the members of the seminar in advance – as a prelude to a discussion. Students and researchers in any discipline are welcome.
• Responding to Value – Evaluation, Appreciation, Judgement, Appraisal, Pleasure, Taste
• Aspects of Value – Artistic Value, Aesthetic Value, Beauty, Achievement, Excellence, Ethical Value, Knowledge, Meaning, Truth, Unity, Irony, Ambiguity, Balance, Density, Simplicity, Functionality, Coherence, Canon
• Artistic Creation – Intention, Form, Style, Tone, Craft, Imagination, Tradition
• Standards and Methods of Criticism – Critical Argument, Reasons, Principles of Criticism, Subjectivity, Inter-Subjectivity, Criticism as an Art, Close Reading, Comparison, Classification, Contextualisation, Elucidation
Comparative Criticism and Translation
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Audience: Open to all