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Southern California Student Conference in Aesthetics, at University of San Diego, November 16-17, 2018

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When: November 16-17, 2018
9 am - 9 pm
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University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, California  92110
United States
Contact: Nick Riggle and Clinton Tolley

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The conference will be held at the University of San Diego Humanities Center:


Serra Hall, Room 200

The conference is free and open to the public.

Conference Schedule

Friday 
1-1:30 – welcome coffee

1:30-2:30—Raciel Cuevas (Temple)
“Nature’s Spoiled Darlings: Kant’s Genius and Aesthetic Responsibility” 
Comments from Kathleen Connelly (UCSD)

2:45-3:45 Alexandra Grundler (UCSC)
“Interest in the Imagination: Loving Nature and Engaging in Art with Moral Character” 
Comments from Taylor Doran (UC Riverside)

4-5:30—Keynote Address, A.W. Eaton, Title TBD

5:30-6:30—Reception

Saturday
8:30-9—welcome coffee

9-10— Jennifer Head (USC)
“The Good, the Sad, and the Ugly: A Challenge for Aesthetic Expressivism?” 
Comments from Tom Hanauer-Rehavia (UC Riverside)

10:15-11:15—Angela Sun (Michigan)
“Pretentiousness”
Comments from Daniela Dover (UCLA)

11:30-12:45—Hannah Kim (Stanford)
“Why it Might Be True That an Abstract Artifact Smokes a Pipe: A Case for Representational Artifact Theory”
Comments from Laura Nicoara (USC)

12:45-2 Lunch (catered)

2-3—Zachary Weinstein (Toronto)
“Rethinking the Cognitive Value of Art”
Comments from Mary Devereaux (UCSD)

3:15-4:15—Daniel Pallies (USC)
“What is an Acquisition of Taste?”
Comments from Jonathan Cohen (UCSD)

4:30-5:45—Panel Discussion, “Current and Future Work in Aesthetics,” A.W. Eaton, Nick RIggle, Clinton Tolley

6:30-9—Conference Dinner

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The American Society for Aesthetics Board of Trustees awarded $3,500 to support the Southern California Student Conference in Aesthetics. The conference, to be held November 16-17, 2018 at the University of San Diego, was organized by Nick Riggle (University of San Diego) and Clinton Tolley (University of California, San Diego). Featured keynote speaker for the conference will be A.W. Eaton, Professor of Philosophy, University of Illinois, Chicago. The conference is co-sponsored with the USD Humanities Center and the USD Values Institute.

The conference will support and promote graduate and undergraduate work in aesthetics, primarily for students in the general Southern California region. The Call for Papers invited students to submit papers of no more than 4000 words, along with abstracts of no more than 300 words. The deadline for submission was August 31.

After anonymous review of the submissions, seven student papers were selected with travel support of up to $300 each, provided by the ASA grant. Each student paper will be scheduled for a one-hour session to include presentation by the student of the paper, followed by commentary by a southern California-area faculty member or graduate student, and discussion. In addition, the conference will include a panel discussion on current trends in aesthetics with Professors Riggle, Tolley, and Eaton.

The conference will be free, but advance RSVPs will be requested no later than November 9. Papers to be presented will be distributed to registered participants before the meeting to encourage more thorough-going discussion with the presentators and commentators.

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