The opening lecture of ART (Aesthetics Research Torino) Philosophical Seminar will be delivered by Prof. Richard Shusterman on March 9th at 3 p.m.
Location: Università di Torino Aula Guzzo, Via Po 18 - Torino
Winckelmann on Taste: A Somaesthetic Perspective
Three centuries after his birth, Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768) is still celebrated as the founder of archaeology and art history. His continued fame rests chiefly on his pioneer role in these fields and on his influence on such past masters as Goethe, Herder, Schiller, and Hegel. This lecture uses the approach of somaesthetics to argue for his more-than-historical relevance for contemporary aesthetic theory, despite the fact that his archaeological and art historical judgments have been largely discredited. Winckelmann's theoretical value today lies in his distinctively embodied approach to the cultivation of taste and the understanding of art, exemplifying central themes of contemporary somaesthetic theory.
ART (Aesthetic Research Torino) is a periodic philosophical seminar
organized by the Department of Philosophy and Educational
Sciences of the University of Turin and the PhD Program FINO. It is coordinated by Prof. Alessandro Bertinetto.
ART addresses different topics of the contemporary debate in
Aesthetics: philosophy of beauty, philosophy of the arts, theory of
sensory experience, philosophy of image and imagination, and history of aesthetics.
ART is supported by:
Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca sulla Morfologia Francesco Moiso (CIM)
Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale di Logica, Linguaggio e Cognizione (LLC)
Centro Studi Arti della Modernità
Laboratorio di Ontologia (Labont)