Bertram - ART Conference
ART (Aesthetics Research Torino) Philosophical Seminar
Prof. Georg Bertram
(Freie Universität Berln)
March, 24th at 6 p.m.
Rethinking Hegel's Modern Conception of Art
The end of art is its beginning. This seems to be a contradiction. And, even more, it seems to contradict the claims of the most prominent representative of the end-of-art thesis, Hegel. Hegel’s conception of art, so it seems, tells us that art long passed its apex on the path to modernity. In his view, the end of art has to be understood as a symptom of the necessary decay of art, which is rooted in art’s systematic relation to religion and philosophy. In my presentation, I will try to show that different from one may think at first sight, Hegel’ aesthetics conceives of art as a particularly modern practice. Accordingly, the end-of-art thesis has to be understood as a systematic claim which explains the specifically modern condition of art in general.
Since 2007, Georg Bertram is Professor of Philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin. From 2002 till 2007, he has been teaching and researching as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hildesheim. In 1997, he received his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Odo Marquard and Prof. Martin Seel at the Justus-Liebig-University of Gießen. In 2004, he did his Habilitation at the University of Hildesheim. Since 2019 he acts as Dean of Freie Universität’s Department for Philosophy and Humanities. Currently, he is designated speaker of the Research Training Group “Normativity, Critique, Change”, funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft in 2020. Main publications include: L’arte come prassi umana. Un’estetica (Raffaele Cortina 2017; German: Suhrkamp 2014); Hegels “Phänomenologie des Geistes”. Ein systematischer Kommentar (Reclam 2017); Sprachphilosophie zur Einführung (Hamburg 2011).
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 the PhD Program FINO.
Prof. Alessandro Bertinetto (University of Turin).
Prof. Federico Vercellone (University of Turin).
Dr. Paolo Furia (University of Turin).
Dr. Lisa Giombini (University Rome 3).
Dr. Gregorio Tenti (FINO Doctoral School).
Dr. Alice Iacobone (FINO Doctoral School)
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)