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  • Newsletter 6

    Volume 3, Issue 2

    December 2022

    The issue contains an address by the new president of the ESA, Pauline von Bonsdorff, an interview with Alex Fisher, who received Fabian Dorsch ESA Essay Prize in 2022, call for papers and panel proposals to the coming ESA conference in Budapest and various calls, announcements, and invitations by the members of the Society. You can download it here.

  • ESA conference 2013 Prague

    The European Society for Aesthetics held its annual conference in 2013 at the Charles University of Prague from the 17th of June (morning) until the 19th of June (evening) 2013.

    The conference was co-organised by the ESA and the Department of Aesthetics at Charles University. We would like to thank the British Society of Aesthetics for its generous support.

    Keynote speakers:


    CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

    The conference included more than 60 papers from all traditions and on a variety of systematic and historical topics in philosophical aesthetics. You can see the programme (below) or download the programme here. The ESA also held its general assembly 2013 during the conference.


    CONFERENCE VENUE

    The conference took place in the main building of the

  • ESA conference 2012 Guimarães

    MONDAY
    25th June
    School of Architecture
    (Guimarães)
    Auditorium A1 Auditorium A2 Auditorium A3 Room 1.58
    8-9 am Registration
    9-9.30 am Opening
    9.30-11 am Plenary Session
    Krystyna Wilkoszewska
    (Kraków)
    Transcultural Studies in Aesthetics:
    The Ups and Downs
    11-11.30 am Coffee Break
    11.30-12.30 pm Science, Art, Aesthetics
    Vladimir J. Konečni
    (San Diego)
    Empirical Psycho-Aesthetics
    and Her Sisters: Substantive
    and Methodological Issues
    Phenomenology of Art
    Nikola Mirkovic
    (Freiburg)
    Beyond Aesthetics:
    Heidegger’s Ontology of Art
    Aesthetics of Environment
    Dan E. Ratiu
    (Cluj)
    Remapping the Realm of
    Aesthetics:
    Recent
    Controversies about the
    Aesthetic and the Aesthetic
    Experience in Everyday Life
    Literature, Fiction,
    Narrative

    Dina Mendonça
    (Lisbon)
    The Experimental Solution
    for the Paradox of Fiction
    and the Paradox of Tragedy
    12.30-1.30 pm Science, Art, Aesthetics
    Vid Simoniti
    (Oxford)
    New Directions in
    Neuroaesthetics and Their
    Relevance to Philosophy of
    Art
    Phenomenology of Art
    Cristian Hainic
    (Cluj)
    An Investigation into the
    Heideggerian Roots of the
    Aesthetics of Everyday Life:
    A Hermeneutical Approach
    to Art
    Aesthetics of Environment
    Rainer Kazig
    (Munich)
  • ESA conference 2011 Grenoble

    Université Pierre Mendès-France, Grenoble

    Conference Venues:
    Maison des Sciences de l’Homme – MSH-Alpes (no. 12 on the map): Registration, MSH
    Conference Theatre, and Coffee Breaks (all on the 1st floor)
    Bâtiment des Sciences de l’Homme et des Mathématiques – BSHM (no. 14 on the map):
    BSHM Conference Theatre (on the 1st floor)
    Restaurant Diderot (yellow no. 1 on the map): Conference Lunches
    Caffe Forte: Conference Dinner

    PROGRAMME

    Monday, 18th MSH Theatre BSHM Theatre
    14:00 – 14:30 Registration
    14:30 – 16:00 Welcome Address & Plenary Session
    Roger Pouivet (Nancy)
    Modal Aesthetics
    16:00 – 17:00 Expression
    Krzysztof Guczalski (Krakow)
    Expressiveness as a Quality and as
    the Expression of a Fictive Subject
    Images
    Ken Wilder (London)
    Michael Fried and Beholding Video
    Art
    17:00 – 17:30 Coffee Break
    18:30 – 19:30 Themes from Eliasson
    Ronald Shusterman (Montpellier)
    Aesthetic Effects and Determinism
    Images
    Zsolt Batori (Budapest)
    Image and Imagination
    20.30 Conference Dinner

    Tuesday, 19th MSH Theatre BSHM Theatre
    9:30 – 11:00 Plenary Session
    Josef Füchtl (Amsterdam)
    Produced and Nevertheless ...
  • ESA conference 2010 Udine

    THURSDAY May 27th AULA 7 SALA ATTI AULA 10 AULA 15
    9 – 9.30 OPENING
    Plenary Session I
    Sergio Givone
    (Firenze, Italy)
    About a narrative way of thinking
    11-12 REGISTRATION COFFEE BREAK
    (BAR CAUCIGH)
    COFFEE BREAK
    (BAR CAUCIGH)
    COFFEE BREAK
    (BAR CAUCIGH)
    12-12.45 Pictorial Representation
    Andrew Inkpin
    (Vercelli, Italy)
    The nonconceptual content of
    paintings
    Philosophy, Poetry, Literature
    Simone Furlani
    (Padova, Italy)
    ‘Kunst’ e ‘Dichtung’: L’estetica
    della differenza di Paul Celan
    Art, Cognition and Perception
    Anke Haarmann
    (Lüneburg, Germany)
    Artistic research – a tool of
    cognition parallel to philosophy?
    Art and Performance
    Lev Kreft
    (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
    Aristotle and cricket
    12.45-14.45 LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
    14.45-15.30 Art Objects and Artworks
    Raphael van Riel
    (Bochum, Germany)
    The role of originals in aesthetics
    Aesthetic Appreciation and
    Judgement
    Tomas Kulka
    (Prague, Czech Republic)
    How can aesthetic value
    judgments be justified
    History of Aesthetics
    Keren Gorodeisky
    (Auburn, USA)
    Schematism without a concept?
    Imagine that!
    Aesthetic Concepts: The
    Sublime
    Cristian Nae
    (Iasi, Romania)
    Dialogical sublime: sensus
    eommunis and the excess ...
  • European Society for Aesthetics Inaugural Conference

    University of Fribourg, April 4-5 2009

    Funded by the British Society of Aesthetics and the University of Fribourg

    Saturday April 4th
    9.00am – 9.30am Registration
    9.30am – 11am: Morten Kyndrup (Aarhus) – ’The Future of Aesthetics’
    Chair: Francisca Perez Carreño (Murcia)
    11am – 11.15am: Coffee Break
    11.15am – 12.45pm: Ludger Schwarte (Zürich) – ’The Birth of Aesthetics from the Spirit of Experimentalism’
    Chair: Arto Haapala (Helsinki)
    12.45pm – 2.30pm: Lunch
    2.30pm – 4.00pm: Paolo Spinicci (Milan) – ’The Nature of Portraits: Some Phenomenological Remarks’
    Chair: Cain Todd (Lancaster)
    4pm – 4.15pm: Coffee Break
    4.15pm – 5.45pm: John Zeimbekis (Grenoble) – ’Pictures as Incomplete Representations’
    Chair: Catrin Misselhorn (Tübingen)
    6pm – 7pm: Annual General Meeting and elections of the ESA
    8pm: Dinner

    Sunday April 5th
    9.30am – 11am: Aleš Erjavec (Ljubljana) – ’The Artistic Moment’
    Chair: Jakub Stejskal (Praha)
    11am – 11.15am: Coffee Break
    11.15am – 12.45pm: Kathleen Stock (Sussex) – ’Imagination, Belief and the Will’
    Chair: Fabian Dorsch (Fribourg)
    12.45pm – 2.30pm: Lunch
    2.30pm – 4.00pm: Pauline von Bonsdorff (Jyväskylä) – ’Aesthetics and Children – Reflections from Phenomenology’
    Chair: Íngrid Vendrell Ferran
    4pm – 4.15pm: Coffee Break
    4.15pm – ...

  • ESA Conference 2022 – Tallinn

    The ESA Conference 2022 was co-organised by the ESA and the Estonian Academy of Arts and took place on 28–30 June 2022 at the Estonian Academy of Arts (Põhja puiestee 7) in Tallinn.

    The keynote speakers were:

    Professor Emmanuel Alloa (University of Fribourg)
    Sharing Perspectives. Points of View in Art and Philosophy (YouTube)

    Professor Pauline von Bonsdorff (University of Jyväskylä)
    Aesthetics, Culture and Nature (YouTube)

    Professor Virve Sarapik (Estonian Academy of Arts)
    Aesthetics and Semiotics. Partly Site-specific (YouTube)

     

    PROGRAMME

    BOOK OF ABSTRACTS

  • Elections 2022

    UPDATE (as of July 8, 2022) Pauline von Bonsdorff is a new President of the European Society of Aesthetics, elected at the General Assembly of the European Society of Aesthetics during the conference in Tallinn on June 28, 2022. She is succeeding Francisca Pérez Carreño. Furthermore, Claire Anscomb, María José Alcaraz León, and Jochen Schuff were elected as new members of the executive committee.

    UPDATE (as of June 24, 2022). Those ESA members who do not go to Tallinn in person may join the general assembly, taking place on Tuesday, June 28, 18:30 EEST, online. For a zoom link, please write to Iris Vidmar Jovanović (ividmar (at) ffri.uniri.hr). The request should include your name, affiliation, and information about the ESA conference you attended in the past (if any) and should be sent three hours before the meeting starts the latest.

    UPDATE (as of June 21, 2022). The ESA executive committee has nominated two candidates for executive committee, Claire Anscomb and Jochen Schuff, and a candidate for presidency, Pauline von Bonsdorff. We are also exploring the possibility of running the general assembly as ...

  • Book of Abstracts ESA 2022

    (Book of Abstracts in PDF)

    The Sublime Redivivus. Kant’s Legacy for Contemporary Art
    Adrián Kvokačka

    I address the relationship between Lyotard’s account of the sublime in art (Lyotard 1988; 1991) and Kant’s original account of the notion. As is renown, according to Lyotard, the aesthetics of modern art corresponds in itself to an aesthetics of the sublime. Nevertheless, Lyotard affirms that the sublime we find in art is “still the sublime in the sense that Burke and Kant described and yet it isn’t their sublime anymore.” (Lyotard 1991, p. 93)

    How should we make sense of this claim? And, more generally, how are we understand Kant’s legacy in Lyotard’s conception of the sublime? To attempt to answer these questions, my strategy is twofold. On the one hand, I show how indebted Lyotard’s conception of the sublime is to Kant’s treatment of the notion in the Third Critique. On the other hand, I discuss the amendments that the French philosopher proposes in order to make Kant’s analysis compatible with twentieth-century art. I begin in section one by focusing on some passages in the ...

  • Newsletter #5

    Volume 3, Issue 1

    May 2022

    A new issue of the ESA Newsletter was published on May 5, 2022. It features an interview with Francisca Pérez-Carreño, whose term as the ESA president is approaching its final days, as well as the information on the new elections and conference in Tallinn. It also includes invitations to conferences, book announcements, and calls for papers. You can download it here.

  • Volume 13 / 2021

    Edited by Vítor Moura and Connell Vaughan

    Table of Contents

    Complete Volume

    Emanuele Arielli Extended Aesthetics: Art and Artificial Intelligence 1-13
    Alessandro Bertinetto The Aesthetic Paradox of Artistic Improvisation (and its Solution) 14-28
    Vanessa Brassey The Pictorial Narrator 29-42
    Remei Capdevila-Werning and Sanna Lehtinen A First Approach to Intergenerational Aesthetics: Theoretical Stakes, Practical Examples, and Future Research Avenues 43-58
    Yi Ding A Brief History of the Reception of Laocoon in China: From the
    Perspective of the “Poetical Picture”
    59-68
    Rosa María Fernández García Hermeneutic Truth in Contemporary Opera 69-89
    Jèssica Jacques Pi On Deconstruction and Construction in Picasso’s Las Meninas: Political Reasons for Death Exorcisms in the 1957 Barcelona Suite 90-99
    Monika Jovanović Beyond Internalism / Externalism Dispute on Aesthetic Experience: A Return to Kant 100-111
    Darío Loja A Brief Insight ...
  • ESA Executive Board Statement

    The European Society for Aesthetics is born out of the idea to give voice to the unified and diverse voices of European debates in the field of philosophical aesthetics. The ongoing invasion of Ukraine by troops of the Russian Federation has shocked us all. It is a violation of international law and the sovereignty of Ukraine. Our solidarity is with the Ukrainian people as a whole and in particular our colleagues, friends, and students from Ukraine, to whom we are connected through a variety of co-operations. (Released on March 2, 2022.)

  • Registration and conference fees

    Registration

    Registration deadline is June 1, 2022

    Please send an email to conferenceeurosa.org with the following information:

    • your full name
    • affiliation
    • a bank statement of the conference fee(s) payment
    • weather you attend the confence on location (in Tallinn) or online

    Conference fees

    Payment deadline is June 1, 2022.

    The conference registration fee is 80.00 EUR for waged and 40 EUR for unwaged (e.g. student) participants. The conference dinner is 40 EUR and the visit to the Arvo Pärt Center is 20 EUR.

    You can choose the following options (please write in the ‘reference’ which option you have chosen):

    • Waged: conference fee only 80 EUR
    • Waged: conference fee + dinner 120 EUR
    • Waged: conference fee + dinner + Arvo Pärt Centre 140 EUR
    • Waged: conference fee + Arvo Pärt Centre 100 EUR
    • Unwaged: conference fee only 40 EUR
    • Unwaged: conference fee + dinner 80 EUR
    • Unwaged: conference fee + dinner + Arvo Pärt Centre 100 EUR
    • Unwaged: conference fee + Arvo Pärt Centre 60 EUR
    • Dinner only 40 EUR
    • Arvo Pärt Centre only 20 EUR

    Please transfer the ...

  • ESA Conference Programme 2022

    Contact: conference(a)eurosa.org

    Programme in PDF

    28.06.2022/ Tuesday

    9.30-10.00 Opening
    A-101 (1st floor)

    10.00-11.30 Plenary Session
    Emmanuel Alloa
    Sharing Perspectives. Points of View in Art and Philosophy
    Chair: Francisca Pérez Carreño
    A-101 (1st floor)

    11.30-12.00 Coffee break A-500 (5th floor)

    28.06.2022 Tuesday Philosophy of Photography
    Chair: Alberto Voltolini
    A-501 (5th floor)
    Philosophy of Art
    Chair: Alessandro Bertinetto
    A-502 (5th floor)
    Topics in the History of Aesthetics I
    Chair: Jakub Stejskal
    A-402 (4th floor)
    Aesthetic Matters I
    Chair: Matilde Carrasco Barranco
    A-403 (4th floor)
    12.00-12.45 Zsolt Bátori
    Photographic Abstraction
    Aviv Reiter
    Wittgenstein and the Threat of Private Meaning in Art
    David Collins
    Post-Romantic Conceptions of Artistic Expression: Dewey, Collingwood, and Merleau-Ponty
    Eva Schürmann
    The Topicality of Whitehead’s Aesthetics
    12.45-13.30 Marta Maliszewska
    Epistemic Injustice and Somaesthetics in Photography
    Nemesio G. C. Puy
  • CONTENT_Conference_Presentation rules

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  • Venue and Accommodation ESA 2022

    VENUE

    Põhja pst 7, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia. See the MAP

    The conference takes place at the main building of the Estonian Academy of Arts, in the atmospheric Kalamaja district. Tallinn has one airport which has direct connections to 40 international (mostly European) destinations. The airport is located inside the city, only half an hour away from the conference venue (on public transport). See the map of the airport.

    Visitors from Finland or Sweden could also opt for the ferry: a trip from Helsinki to Tallinn lasts a little over 2 hours, the trip from Stockholm to Tallinn around 17 hours.

    Riga and St. Petersburg are accessible by bus as well. A bus ride from Riga takes approximately 4,5 hours, from St. Petersburg about 8 hours.

    How to get to the conference venue from Tallinn Airport:

    • Take bus number 2 from “Lennujaam” (Airport) stop that is located on the city side of the passenger terminal of the airport (and a bit to ...
  • CONTENT_About_the_ESA_Journals and Societies
  • CONTENT_About_the_ESA_Executive Committee

    The European Society for Aesthetics is run by a eleven-person strong executive committee which includes the president, the secretary and the treasurer of the ESA, as well as the organiser of the annual conferences, the programme chair of those meetings and the editors of the ESA proceedings. The offices of the ESA include also a webmaster, who however need not be a member of the committee.

    For any inquiries, please contact the holder of the office pertaining closest to your question(s) or comment(s). If unsure, please contact the secretary of the ESA.

    PRESIDENT

    Pauline von Bonsdorff (Jyväskylä) — Email: pauline.v.bonsdorffjyu.fi 

    SECRETARY

    Iris Vidmar (Rijeka) — Email: secretaryffri.uniri.hr

    TREASURER

    Adam Andrzejewski (Warsaw) — Email: treasurereurosa.org

    CONFERENCE ORGANISER

    Regina-Nino Mion (Tallinn) — Email: conferenceeurosa.org

    PROGRAMME CHAIRS

    Jochen Schuff (Berlin) — Email: conferenceeurosa.org

    EDITORS OF THE PROCEEDINGS

    The European Society for Aesthetics was founded in 2008 at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), where it has been based ever since.

    The ESA executive committee has been elected five times by the members of the ESA during the ESA Assembly meetings: in 2009 in Fribourg (Presidency and Committee), in 2012 in Guimarães/Braga (Committee), in 2015 in Dublin (Presidency and Committee), in 2018 in Maribor (Committee), in 2022 in Tallinn (Presidency and Committee).

    Name Affiliation ESA committee member Offices
    Claire Anscomb Liverpool, UK 2022-
    María José Alcaraz León Murcia, Spain 2022-
    Jochen Schuff Berlin, Germany 2022- Programme chair (2022 – )
    Pauline von Bonsdorff Jyväskylä, Finland 2018- President, (2022 – )
    Iris Vidmar Rijeka, Croatia 2018- Editor of the Proceedings (2018 – 2019),
    Secretary (2020 – )
    Tereza Hadravová Prague, Czechia 2018- Webmaster and the Newsletter (2020 – )
    Elena Tavani Naples, Italy 2018-
    Adam Andrzejewski Warsaw, Poland 2018- Treasurer (2018 – )
    Regina-Nino Mion Tallinn, Estonia 2018- Conference chair (2020 – )
    Vítor Moura Guimarães, Portugal 2018- Editor of the Proceedings (2020 – )
    Connell Vaughan Dublin, Ireland 2017- Editor of the Proceedings (2017 – )
    Daniel Martin Feige Berlin, Germany 2015 – 2022 Programme chair (2018– 2022)
    Karen Simecek Warwick, UK 2015 – 2022 Conference chair (2018 –  2019),
    Secretary (2018 – 2020)
    Alessandro Bertinetto Udine, Italy 2012 – 2018 Editor of ...
  • CONTENT_About_the_ESA_Aims

    The goal has been to establish the ESA as one of the main research and communication platforms for people interested in aesthetics, with a special focus on aesthetics in Europe.

    More specifically, the aim is to promote philosophical and other academic research and teaching in aesthetics and the theory of art, and in particular to encourage exchange between those pursuing these activities in different parts of Europe, and in the diverse traditions that European aesthetics involves.

    In particular, the ESA aims:

    • To distribute information about the activities of national and regional societies for aesthetics in Europe;
    • To organise regular international conferences and meetings for the discussion of topics in aesthetics;
    • To publish, or help with the publication of, high quality research in aesthetics done by European researchers.

    The ESA Essay Prize for PhD students and early career researchers was launched in 2017 in memory Fabian Dorsch, a co-founder and a first secretary of the European Society for Aesthetics. Its former winners include Irene Martínez Marín (2019), Mark Windsor (2018), and Servaas van der Berg (2017).

    If you would like to get involved, please ...

  • CONTENT_Membership_Why should I join to ESA

    As a member, you may currently:

    • Submit an Event to Our Calendar
    • Change Your Newsletter Subscription
    • Change Your Profile or Password
    • Logout from Our Site

    Please read our privacy policy to see what we collect and how we use your data.

  • CONTENT_Membership_Join the ESA

    Membership of the ESA is free and open to everyone. Among the benefits are regular updates on the ESA conferences, as well as on other aesthetics-related news.

    If you would like to become a member, please register with your email address. If you have lost your password, you may reset it.

    Among the benefits of becoming a member of the ESA is that you may receive the ESA newsletter and submit events to our publicly accessible events listing.

  • CONTENT_Events_Submit an Event

    Please add only events (conferences, workshops, talks, calls for papers, etc.) that are closely related to philosophical aesthetics. Your submission will be published after it has have been reviewed by us.

    If your event involves a call for papers, please add two events: one for the deadline of paper submission, and one for the dates of the event proper.

    Please fill in the following form below or send an email directly to events(a)eurosa.org.

  • CONTENT_Events_Call for submission to ESA Newsletter

    The aim of the Newsletter is to inform the ESA community about the members’ research activities, newly published papers and books as well as online aesthetic events.

    We are interested in: upcoming conferences, online events, recently published books and journals (or the forthcoming ones), joint project invitations, and any important news related to the field of aesthetics.

    The expected publication of the newsletter is on May/June and November/December.

    Deadline for submissions: April 1st and September 1st.

    If you want ESA Newsletter to publish any news related to Aesthetics, submit the information through this form (up to 150 words):

  • CONTENT_Essay_Prize_Past Winners

    The Fabian Dorsch ESA Essay Prize winner in 2021

    Nemesio García-Carril Puy (University of Murcia, Spain)

    “Interpretive Authenticity: Performances, Versions and Ontology”

    http://wpd.ugr.es/~filolab/wordpress/quienes-somos-nueva/investigadores-asociados/nemesio-garcia-carril-puy/

    The Fabian Dorsch ESA Essay Prize winner in 2020

    Jeremy Page (Uppsala University, Sweden)

    “Aesthetic Understanding: A New Aesthetic Cognitivism”

    https://philpeople.org/profiles/jeremy-page-1

    DOI: doi.org/10.33134/eeja.269

    The Fabian Dorsch ESA Essay Prize winner in 2019

    Irene Martínez Marín (Uppsala University, Sweden)

    “Non-standard Emotions and Aesthetic Understanding”

    Estetika: The European Journal of Aesthetics 57, no. 2 (2020): 135–49.

    DOI: http://doi.org/10.33134/eeja.211

    The Fabian Dorsch ESA Essay Prize winner in 2018

    Mark Windsor (University of Kent, GB)

    “Tales of Dread”

    Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics 56, no. 1 (2019): 65–86.

    DOI: http://doi.org/10.33134/eeja.184

    The Fabian Dorsch ESA Essay Prize winner in ...

  • Fabian Dorsch ESA Essay Prize: The Latest Winner

    The executive committee of the European Society for Aesthetics is happy to announce that the winning essay of the 2022 Fabian Dorsch ESA Essay Prize is “In Defence of Fictional Examples” by Alex Fisher (University of Cambridge). The committee appreciated that the essay provides a new take on a longstanding discussion about the cognitive value of literary fiction whilst also giving many insights regarding the nature of thought experiments and their role in philosophical inquiry. Alex will present the paper on Thursday, June 30th, 2022 at 3 pm (EEST). A longer version of the winning essay will be published in Estetika: The European Journal of Aesthetics.

    The ESA Essay Prize for PhD students and early career researchers was launched in 2017 in memory Fabian Dorsch, a co-founder and the first secretary of the European Society for Aesthetics. Its former winners include Nemesio García-Carril Puy (2021), Jeremy Page (2020), Irene Martínez Marín (2019), Mark Windsor (2018), and Servaas van der Berg (2017).

  • CONTENT_Essay_Prize_Competition Announcement

    The European Society for Aesthetics awards an essay prize for PhD students and early career scholars (max. three years from the doctorate) in connection with its yearly conference. Former winners of the prize are not eligible to participate.

    The prize consists of stipend of 500 €. The winning essay will be considered for publication in the journal Estetika: The European Journal of Aesthetics. For more information on the journal please visit https://estetikajournal.org/

    All submissions to the prize must be in English. The selection of the prize winner will be broken down into two stages. First submissions should be made by following the general call of the ESA conference and all submissions will be considered for presentation at the conference. Please place “(Essay Prize)” after the title of your submission in EasyChair to indicate that you want your submission to be considered for the prize. After the first round of reviews, selected authors will be asked to submit a full conference paper (max. 5,000 words, including bibliographies and footnotes) by April 15th, 2022. The recipient of the prize will be selected from this group. We aim to announce the ...

  • CONTENT_Proceedings_Submission Guidelines

    Please note that we do not publish a normal journal, but conference proceedings. This means that we do not welcome any submissions of papers that were not presented at one of our conferences.

    If you are eligible to submit a paper (i.e. you presented it at the last ESA conference), please send an electronic file by email to the editors of the proceedings.

    Apart from changes to the layout, the paper will be published in the state in which you send it to us. So please make sure that you send us the final version of your paper. Due to our limited resources, you will not be able to implement changes to the content – including linguistic corrections – after the deadline, unless you do it yourself.

    Also, in order to ensure a uniform layout for all papers, please make sure that your paper conforms to all the style requirements outlined below. Papers who do not satisfy this criterion will be returned to their authors for ...

  • CONTENT_Proceedings_Editorial policy

    All papers presented at one of the ESA conferences are eligible for inclusion in the proceedings of the respective year. The papers for the conferences are reviewed, selected and edited by the members of the Executive Committee of the European Society for Aesthetics.

    The selection for the conference happens through standard blind review (though without the provision of editorial comments). The acceptance rate is about 30 – 50 %.

    The current editors of the Proceedings are Connell Vaughan (Dublin) and Vitor Moura (Guimarães). If you would like to contact them, please write to: proceedingseurosa.org.

    Despite the 2020 conference cancellation, we hope you would consider contributing your full paper to this year’s proceedings. Please note that this does not prevent you from publishing your paper elsewhere, and that you will retain all rights to your paper. It does however make the paper ineligible for submission to the conference planned for Tallinn in June 2021. There will be a new call for abstracts in the autumn.
    The deadline of submission to the proceedings is the 1st November 2020. We aim to publish in January 2021. Papers will ...

  • CONTENT_Conferences_Past Conferences

    • ESA Conference 2022 – Tallinn (→)

    Keynote speakers
    Emmanuel Alloa: Sharing Perspectives. Points of View in Art and Philosophy
    Pauline von Bonsdorff: Aesthetics, Culture and Nature
    Virve Sarapik: Aesthetics and Semiotics. Partly Site-specific
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    • ESA Conference 2020/2021 – online (→)

    Keynote speakers
    Bence Nanay: Aesthetic Experience as Achievement
    David Davies: Explananda for an Ontology of Multiple Artworks
    Erika Fischer-Lichte: Transformative Aesthetics

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    • ESA Conference 2019 – Warsaw (→)

    Keynote speakers
    Hanne Appelqvist: What Can Mere Musical Form Show Us about Reality?
    Ruth Sonderegger: Emancipation, normalization, or coercion? Aesthetic education from Kant to Spivak
    Lydia Goehr: Painting in Waiting: Prelude to a Critical Philosophy of History and Art

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    • ESA Conference 2018 – Maribor (→)

    Keynote speakers
    Giovanni Matteucci: The (Aesthetic) Extended Mind: From Experience-of to Experience-with
    Robert Hopkins: The Sculpted Image
    Catrin Misselhorn: Conceptual Knowledge in Literature

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    • ESA Conference 2017 – Berlin (→)

    Keynote speakers
    Hagi Kenaan: Photography: The Visual as an Existential
    Dominique Chateau: Art, otherwise than art
    Eileen John: Artistic Differences: Disliking and Disagreeing about Art

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    • ESA Conference 2016 – Barcelona (→)

    Keynote speakers
    Lev Kreft: Dandy Socialism
    Christoph Menke: The Paradox of Ability and the Value ...

  • CONTENT_Conferences_Upcoming Conference

    The ESA Conference 2023 is to be held on 29 June – 1 July 2023 at the House of Music Hungary.

    The conference is co-organised by the ESA and the Kodolányi János University.

    Conference fee is 40€ for students and unwaged, and 80 € for academics.

    The keynote speakers:

    Alva Noë (University of Berkeley

    Stacie Friend (University of London

    Veronika Darida (Eötvös Lorand University)

  • CONTENT_Conferences_Call for Abstracts

    There is currently no Call for Abstracts.

  • Newsletter #4

    Issue 2, Vol. 2

    November 2021

    A new issue of the ESA Newsletter was published on November 21, 2021. It features an interview with the 2021 winner of Fabian Dorsch ESA essay prize Nemesio García-Carril Puy and much more. It also includes invitations to conferences, journals’ and books’ announcements, and calls for papers. You can download it here.

  • Newsletter 1/2021

    The European Society for Aesthetics Newsletter (Issue 1, Vol. 2, June 2021) was published on June 8th 2021. It features the address by the ESA President Paca Pérez-Carreño as well as an interview with the winner of Fabian Dorsch ESA Essay Prize in 2020, Jeremy Page. It also includes invitations to online events, journal announcements, and calls for papers. You can download a second issue of the newsletter here.

  • The 2021 Fabian Dorsch ESA Essay Prize Awarded

    The executive committee of the European Society for Aesthetics is happy to announce that the winning essay of the 2021 Fabian Dorsch ESA Essay Prize is “Interpretive Authenticity: Performances, Versions and Ontology” by Nemesio García-Carril Puy (University of Murcia). The committee appreciated careful, well-informed, and convincing argumentation backed up by a great choice of examples. Nemesio will present the paper on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 at the ESA conference. A longer version of the winning essay will be published in Estetika: The European Journal of Aesthetics.

    The ESA Essay Prize for PhD students and early career researchers was launched in 2017 in memory Fabian Dorsch, a co-founder and the first secretary of the European Society for Aesthetics. Its former winners include Jeremy Page (2020), Irene Martínez Marín (2019), Mark Windsor (2018), and Servaas van der Berg (2017).

  • Programme of the 2021 ESA Conference Announced

    The conference of the European Society of Aesthetics is taking place online on June 21 – 23, its structure, however, closely follows the format of a real event. For a full programme, please go here. To attend the conference, please register by June 17.

  • Newsletter #3

    Issue 1, Vol. 2

    June 2021

    The European Society for Aesthetics Newsletter (Issue 1, Vol. 2, June 2021) was published on June 8th 2021. It features the address by the ESA President Paca Pérez-Carreño as well as an interview with the winner of Fabian Dorsch ESA Essay Prize in 2019, Irene Martínez Marín. It also includes invitations to online events, journal announcements, and calls for papers. You can download it here.

  • Volume 12 / 2020

    Edited by Vítor Moura and Connell
    Vaughan

    Table of Contents

    Complete Volume

    Marta Benenti and Lisa Giombini The Aesthetic Paradox of Tourism 1-31
    Monika Favara-Kurkowski A Reflection on the Criteria for Identifying Design 31-48
    Lilli Förster Against the High Culture – On Leo Tolstoy’s Aesthetics 49-65
    Charles Lebeau-Henry Nietzsche’s Artistic Ideal in Human, All Too Human and the Case of Music 66-83
    João Lemos Moral Aspects’ Aesthetic Relevance 84-99
    Ancuta Mortu The Repertoire as Aesthetic Category 100-121
    Salvador Rubio Marco Aesthetic Values, Engaging Perspectives, and Possibilities 122-152 ...
  • Newsletter #2

    Issue 2, Vol. 1

    Dec 2020

    The European Society for Aesthetics Newsletter (Issue 2, Vol. 2 December 2020) was published on December 8th 2020. It features the address by the ESA President Paca Pérez-Carreño as well as an interview with the creator of the new logo of the European Society for Aesthetics, Fernando Infante del Rosal. It also includes invitations to online events, journal announcements, and calls for papers. You can download a second issue of the newsletter here.

  • 9/2020 // Call for contributions to ESA Newletter #2

    Dear members of the European Society for Aesthetics, please do submit your short (up to 150 words) contributions to a 2nd issue of the ESA newsletter. We are interested in: upcoming conferences, online events, recently published books and journals (or the forthcoming ones), joint project invitations, and any important news related to the field of aesthetics. The deadline for submissions has been extended to September 21st. Please, send your submissions (or any questions regarding the contents) to tereza.hadravova@ff.cuni.cz.

    Expected publication of the newsletter is in October 2020.

    The first issue of the newsletter, published in May 2020, can be downloaded here.

  • Newsletter #1

    Issue 1, Vol. 1

    May 2020

    The European Society for Aesthetics Newsletter (Issue 1, Vol. 1 May 2020) was published on May 11th 2020. It features the address by the ESA President Paca Pérez-Carreño as well as an interview with the winner of Fabian Dorsch ESA Essay Prize in 2019, Irene Martínez Marín. It also includes invitations to online events, journal announcements, and calls for papers. You can download a second issue of the newsletter here.

  • 5/2020 // The ESA Newsletter #1 is Out

    May 11 2020 A first issue of the ESA Newsletter has just been published. You can download it here.

  • The ESA Logo Contest Reopened

    Since no winner was selected, the executive committee have decided to open the call for the ESA logo, originally closed in March 2020, to new entries. A call for the ESA logo design is to be found here.

    Deadline: August 31st 2020. Submissions to be emailed to secretary@eurosa.org.

    The selected logo will be awarded a one off payment of €500.

  • Volume 11 / 2019

    The eleventh volume of the ESA Proceedings has just been published. It has been edited by Connell Vaughan and Iris Vidmar Jovanović and contains papers presented at the ESA Conference 2019 held in Warsaw.

  • PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION

    The twelfth ESA conference takes place on June 21 – 23, 2021 online and it closely follows the format of a real event. Please, download the full programme (pdf) and the book of abstracts (docx and pdf).

    Keynote Speakers:

    • Professor David Davies (McGill)
    • Professor Bence Nanay (Antwerp)
    • Professor Erika Fischer-Lichte (Freie Universität Berlin)

    REGISTRATION (for those who do not present their papers at the conference)

    To attend the conference, one needs to send an e-mail to the ESA Treasurer Adam Andrzejewski (a.andrzejewski@uw.edu.pl) expressing his/her interest in participating in the event and (preferably) including a receipt certifying paying the conference fee. The conference fee is 10 euro and the deadline for registration is June 17

    The fee has to be paid to the ESA bank account: 

    Account number: 91-281330-5 

    IBAN: CH6509000000912813305 

    SWIFT/BIC: POFICHBEXXX The Society’s address is: European Society for Aesthetics, c/o University of Fribourg, Department of Philosophy, Avenue de l’Europe 20, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland.

    All papers presented at the conference are eligible for publication in the Proceedings of the ESA (details available ...

  • 2019 Conference Book of Abstracts

    Click here for the 2019 Conference book of abstracts

  • ESA Conference 2019, Warsaw; Registration

    Registration requires two steps:

      • First, please send an email to us, stating your full name, affiliation and any dietary requirements for the conference dinner (if applicable).
      • Second, please pay the conference fees (see below).

    Please note that the registration deadline is the 24th of May, 2019

    Payment of the Conference Fees

    Unfortunately, we only accept payment via Paypal at the moment. Please get in contact with Adam if this poses an insurmountable problem for you.

    The registration fee is 80.00 EUR for waged and 40 EUR for unwaged (e.g. student) participants. The Conference dinner is 40 EUR .

    Please choose the relevant option from the drop down menu below before clicking on the ‘Pay Now’ button, which should redirect you to the Paypal site.


    Registration



  • Volume 10 / 2018

    The tenth volume of the ESA Proceedings has just been published. It has been edited by Connell Vaughan and Iris Vidmar and contains papers presented at the ESA Conference 2018 held in Maribor.

  • ESA Conference 2019 – Warsaw (Poland)

    EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR AESTHETICS CONFERENCE 2019

    Warsaw (Poland): 12–14 June, 2019


    Keynote Speakers
    • Hanne Appelqvist (Helsinki)
    • Ruth Sonderegger (Vienna)
    • Lydia Goehr (Columbia)
    • Erika Fischer-Lichte (Berlin) – cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances

    Programme

    We will have both systematic and historical presentations of papers from different traditions and on a large variety of topics in philosophical aesthetics. For each talk, there will be time for a 20-minute presentation, with about another 25 minutes designated for discussion. All accepted and presented papers would be eligible for publication in the proceedings of the ESA.

    Conference Programme

    Book of Abstracts

    ESA General Assembly


    Registration

    Please register for the conference here.

    If you are not yet a member of the ESA, please register first – membership is for free. If you forgot your password, you can set a new one here.

    Registration deadline: 24th of May 2019


    Venue

    Collegium Novum (Old Library), University of Warsaw, Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28 street, Warsaw, Poland

    Travelling ...

  • ESA General Assembly and Election 2018
    The European Society for Aesthetics (ESA) will hold its general assembly at the ESA’s annual conference, Alma Mater Europaea, Maribor, 14.6.–16.6.2018. In connection with the assembly, several new people will be elected to the ESA executive committee to replace the seven current members who will reach the maximum of two consecutive three year terms in the committee at the ESA2018 conference. Three current committee members, including the ESA president, will be stepping up for re-election. Each member will be elected for a term of three years. The ESA now welcomes candidates for the executive committee. 
  • Volume 9 / 2017

    The ninth volume of the ESA Proceedings has just been published. It has been edited by Dan-Eugen Ratiu and Connell Vaughan and contains papers presented at the ESA Conference 2017 held in Berlin. More…


  • ESA Conference 2018, Maribor – Registration

    Registration requires two steps:

    • First, please send an email to us, stating your full name, affiliation and any dietary requirements for the conference dinner (if applicable).
    • Second, please pay the conference fees (see below).

    Please note that the registration deadline is the 24th of May, 2018. We will not accept late registration (mainly for logistical reasons).


    Payment of the Conference Fees

    Unfortunately, we only accept payment via Paypal at the moment. Please get in contact with our treasurer if this poses an insurmountable problem for you.

    The registration fee is 80.00 EUR for waged and 40 EUR for unwaged (e.g. student) participants. The Conference dinner is 27 EUR (includes three courses + 3 drinks), and it will take place at Rotovž restaurant.

    Please choose the relevant option from the drop down menu below before clicking on the ‘Pay Now’ button, which should redirect you to the Paypal site.


    Registration

    Registration
    Lev Kreft Dandy Socialism 1-23
    Robert Elliot Allinson An Aesthetic Theory in Four Dimensions: Collingwood and Beyond 24-37
    Cécile Angelini How to Judge a Work of Art Today? Contemporary Echoes of Kantian Aesthetics 38-64
    Emanuele Arielli Notes on the Self- Manipulation of Taste 65-78
    Zsolt Bátori Categories of Photography 79-88
    Rudi Capra Botturas Not-roast Guineafowl. Three Arguments Supporting the Artistic Status of Cuisine 89-103
    Stephen Chadwick Artistic Astronomical Photographs and Representation 104-121
    Damla Dönmez The Environmental Sublime: From Aesthetics to Ethics 122-145
    Petteri Enroth The Cruelty of Form? Notes on the Social-Theoretical Aspects of Adornos Aesthetics 146-163
    Jonathan Fine Beauty Before the Eyes of Others 164-176
    Eran Guter Toward an Aesthetics of New-Media Environments 177-189
    Peter Hajnal Medium and Materiality: Stanley Cavells Navist Theory of Art 190-246
    Xiaoyan Hu The ...
  • ESA Conference 2016, Barcelona – Registration

    Registration requires two steps:

    • First, please send an email to us, stating your full name, affiliation and any dietary requirements for the conference dinner (if applicable).
    • Second, please pay the conference fees (see below).

    Please note that the registration deadline is the 18th of May, 2016. We will not accept late registration (mainly for logistical reasons).


    Payment of the Conference Fees

    Unfortunately, we only accept payment via Paypal at the moment. Please get in contact with our treasurer if this poses an insurmountable problem for you.

    The registration fee is 80.00 EUR for waged and 40 EUR for unwaged (e.g. student) participants. The Conference dinner is 40 EUR, and it will take place at Restaurante El Salero.

    Please choose the relevant option from the drop down menu below before clicking on the ‘Pay Now’ button, which should redirect you to the Paypal site.


    Registration
    Paul Crowther The Need for Art, and the Aesthetics of the Self: A Copernican Turn 1-21
    The Aesthetics Group Turn, Turn, Turn: Civic Instrumentalisation and the Promotion of Autonomy in Contemporary Arts Funding 22-45
    Gemma Argüello Manresa Participatory Computer-Based Art and Distributed Creativity: the Case of Tactical Media 46-67
    Zsolt Bátori Photographic Deception 68-78
    Alessandro Bertinetto Gombrich, Danto, and the Question of Artistic Progress 79-92
    Stefan Bird-Pollan Benjamin’s Artwork Essay from a Kantian Perspective 93-103
    The Branch Collective Towards Gesture as Aesthetic Strategy 104-114
    Camille Buttingsrud Thinking Toes…? Proposing a Reflective Order of Embodied Self-Consciousness in the Aesthetic Subject 115-123
    Ilinca Damian On What Lies Beneath the Process of Creation 124-136
    Wiebke Deimling Moralism about Propaganda 137-147
    Daniel Dohrn According to the Fiction: A Metaexpressivist Account 148-171
    Damla Dönmez Saving ‘Disinterestedness’ in Environmental ...
  • ESA Conference 2016 – Barcelona

    EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR AESTHETICS CONFERENCE 2016

    Barcelona, Spain: 8-11th of June 2016

    Registration deadline: 18 May 2016

     
    The European Society for Aesthetics would like to invite you to attend the ESA Conference 2016. The conference will be co-organised by the ESA, the Department of Philosophy of the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Barcelona, and will take place in Barcelona from the 8th until the 10th of June 2016.


    Keynote Speakers
      • Christoph Menke (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankurt)
      • Elisabeth Schellekens (Uppsala Universitet)
      • Lev Kreft (University of Ljubljana)

    Programme

    We will have both systematic and historical presentations of papers from different traditions and on a large variety of topics in philosophical aesthetics. For each talk, there will be time for a 20-minute presentation, with about another 25 minutes designated for discussion. All accepted papers would be eligible for publication in the proceedings of the ESA.

    Conference programme

    Abstracts

    The ESA will also hold its general assembly of 2016 during the conference.


    Registration

    Please register for the conference here.

    If you are not yet a member of the ESA, please register first – membership is for free. If you forgot your password, you can ...

  • ESA General Assembly and Election of the Executive Committee

    The European Society for Aesthetics (ESA) will hold its general assembly on the 11th of June 2015 at 19:00 in connection with the ESA2015 conference in Dublin. All members of the ESA are highly welcome to the event! In the assembly, a new president and executive committee will be elected for the society. The ESA committee consist of 11 members including the president. The term of the new committee is three years. Each member of the ESA has a right to vote in the general assembly. Please direct all questions related to the assembly to secretaryeurosa.org.

    Candidates for the ESA presidency:

    Francisca Pérez Carreño (Murcia, Spain).

    Candidates for the ESA executive committee:

    Alessandro Bertinetto (Udine, Italy),

    Matilde Carrasco Barranco (Murcia, Spain),

    Zsolt Bátori (Budapest, Hungary),

    Daniel Martin Feige (Berlin, Germany),

    Josef Früchtl (Amsterdam, Netherlands),

    Isabelle Rieusset-Lemarié (Paris, France),

    Kalle Puolakka (Helsinki, Finland),

    Dan-Eugen Ratiu (Cluj, Romania),

    Karen Simecek (Warwick, UK),

    John Zeimbekis (Grenoble, France; Patras, Greece).

  • ESA Conference 2015 – Registration

    Registration requires two steps:

    • First, please send an email to us to conferenceeurosa.org, stating your full name, affiliation and any dietary requirements for the conference dinner (if applicable).
    • Second, please pay the conference fees (see below).

    Please note that the registration deadline was the 1st of June, 2015. Registration is now closed


  • Volume 6 / 2014

    The sixth volume of the ESA Proceedings has just been published. It has been edited by Fabian Dorsch and Dan-Eugen Ratiu and contains papers presented at the ESA Conference 2014 held in Amsterdam. More…


  • ESA Conference 2015 – Dublin

    CALL FOR PAPERS
    The European Society for Aesthetics would like to invite you to submit a paper for presentation at the ESA Conference 2015. The conference will be co-organised by the ESA and The School of Art, Design and Printing and The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM) of Dublin Institute of Technology, and will take place in Dublin from the 11th until the 13th of June 2015. More…


  • ESA Conference 2014 – Registration

    Registration for ESA 2014, to be held at the University of Amsterdam, is now open. More…


  • ESA Conference 2014 – Amsterdam

    The European Society for Aesthetics would like to invite you to attend the ESA Conference 2014. The conference will be co-organised by the ESA and the Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam, and will take place in Amsterdam from the 29th of May (morning) until the 31st of May 2014 (late afternoon). More…


  • Volume 5 / 2013

    The fifth volume of the ESA Proceedings has just been published. It has been edited by Fabian Dorsch and Dan-Eugen Ratiu and contains papers presented at the ESA Conference 2013 held in Prague. More…


  • New Website

    Since our original website was already rather outdated and moreover threatened to become disfunctional, we decided to set up a new website, which we hope is easier to navigate than the old one. More…


  • Volume 4 / 2012

    The fourth volume of the ESA Proceedings has just been published. It has been edited by Fabian Dorsch and Dan-Eugen Ratiu and contains papers presented at the ESA Conference 2012 held in Guimaraes and Braga. More…


  • Volume 3 / 2011

    The third volume of the ESA Proceedings has just been published. It has been edited by Fabian Dorsch, Jakub Stejskal and John Zeimbekis and contains papers presented at the ESA Conference 2011 held in Grenoble. More…


  • Volume 2 / 2010

    The second volume of the ESA Proceedings has just been published. It has been edited by Alessandro Bertinetto, Fabian Dorsch and Cain Todd and contains papers presented at the ESA Conference 2010 held in Udine. More…


  • Volume 1 / 2009

    The first volume of the ESA Proceedings has just been published. It has been edited by Fabian Dorsch and contains papers presented at the ESA Conference 2009 held in Fribourg. More…