Dorothy Emmet Lecture: "Nature's Handmaiden, Art"
|Starts:||18:00 4 Feb 2016|
|Ends:||20:00 4 Feb 2016|
|What is it:||Evening event|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
Philosophy at the University of Manchester presents the inaugural Dorothy Emmet Lecture: a public lecture by Prof. Catherine Elgin (Harvard University), "Nature's Handmaiden, Art".
Many consider art non-cognitive, contending that art bypasses reason and acts directly and exclusively on emotion. Prof. Elgin will argue that the arts like the sciences embody, convey and advance understanding. Once we appreciate the multiple and complex modes of symbolization by which both the arts and the sciences advance understanding, we see that the differences between them are differences in degree rather than differences in kind. Both are powerful instruments that enable us to leverage our epistemic resources.
The Dorothy Emmet Lectures commemorate Dorothy Emmet, an eminent mid-20th Century philosopher and head of the Philosophy Department at Manchester for over 20 years. The lecture will be introduced by Hugh Mellor, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and a long-time friend of Emmet's, and will be followed by a free wine reception in the foyer.
Tickets are free but must be booked through Eventbrite; please go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dorothy-emmet-lecture-tickets-20675191053.
Role: Professor of the philosophy of education
Organisation: Harvard University
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