Conferenza ART - Adam Andrzejewski (Uniwersytet Warszawski)
The next lecture of ART (Aesthetics Research Torino) Philosophical Seminar will be delivered by Prof. Adam Andrzejewski (Uniwersytet Warszawski) on March 25th at 2 p.m.
Location: Università di Torino, Aula Guzzo, Via Po 18 - Torino
Aesthetic Eating and Authenticity
Contemporary aesthetics has become more and more open to searching for aesthetic features in objects and processes situated beyond the traditionally established realms of art and nature. It is not surprising then, that this tendency is also present in the philosophy of food where the aesthetic and artistic dimensions of gustatory taste are investigated. Appreciating that, the goal of this paper is to critically analyse the recently emerged notion of “the fine art of eating” (Shusterman 2016) and propose a new approach for understanding the act of eating which I call “aesthetic eating”. I shall consider aesthetic eating within the framework of expressive authenticity. In particular, I focus on the so-called “acquired taste”, that is, the phenomenon where one makes a decision to like something that s/he does not fancy. I try to suggest that via aesthetic eating we are able to shape our authentic aesthetic personality since all our aesthetic choices are manifestations of our inner self.
Adam Andrzejewski is a philosopher and Assistant Professor at the University of Warsaw. His research is focused on everyday aesthetics, popular culture, and the ontology of art. He has authored several articles devoted to analytic aesthetics and the philosophy of art published in e.g. Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetic, Rivista di estetica, Brill Research Perspectives in Art and Law, The Journal of Somaesthetics or The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics. He is the Treasurer of the European Society for Aesthetics.
ART (Aesthetics 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
Centro Studi Filosofico-religiosi "Luigi Pareyson"
Laboratorio di Ontologia (Labont)
ART is sponsored by:
Italian Society for Aesthetics (SIE)
European Society for Aesthetics (ESA)