Neuroaesthetics Conference Call: Universality of Aesthetic Experience in Individual Contexts

The Neuroaesthetics Lab at the University of Suceava, in collaboration with NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and the University of Bergen, invites participation to its inaugural international conference. The conference title intentionally suggests a broad scope, inviting reflection and debate on the interplay between biological universals involved in aesthetic perception and geographically and/or socially situated cultural contexts. The conference title also alludes to the empirical approach developed by the German experimental psychologist and philosopher, Theodor Fechner, in 1876: ‘aesthetics from below’ requires the study of a phenomenon using empirical and scientific analysis methods, whereas ‘aesthetics from above’ refers to the birds-eye view provided by philosophers and to the assessment of a phenomenon through deep introspection, offered by philosophers of art, as well as the artists themselves, through their work. We therefore aim to select a balanced set of paper presentations, posters, or workshop proposals that use quantitative methods (studying ‘aesthetics from below’), qualitative methods (studying ‘aesthetics from above’), or, indeed, combinations of both. Artists who wish to present work that links to neuroscience or psychological science are warmly invited to participate. The conference is funded  through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014 -2021 – Norway Grants within the PoeticA project (RO-NO-2019-0091). There is no conference fee.

In partnership with the academic journal, Behavioral Sciences (Q1, Impact Factor: 2.286 [2021]; 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.070 [2021]), selected article-length papers derived from conference presentations will be published in a special edition provisionally entitled Neuroaesthetics perspectives on the universality of aesthetic experience. A 50-100% discount for the article processing charge will be offered to contributors.

Keynote speakers and their plenary presentations:

Dr Ronald Hübner, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany

Beauty is a line: aspects of line aesthetics

 

Prof Claus-Christian Carbon, Department of General Psychology and Methodology, Research Group EPÆG (Ergonomics, Psychological Æsthetics, Gestalt), Bamberg Graduate School of Affective and Cognitive Sciences (BaGrACS), University of Bamberg, Germany

About the need for a solid and valid theoretical fundament to conduct future aesthetics studies

 

Dr Marco Bertamini, Department of General Psychology, Visual Perception Lab, University of Padova, Italy

Is symmetry a clear case of an aesthetic primitive?

 

Dr Claudia Muth, Psychology of Design, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design, Halle, Germany

Insightful instabilities. The dynamics of an aesthetic encounter

 

Prof Christer Johansson, jointly with Prof Per Olav Folgerø, Department of Linguistic, Literary, and Aesthetic Studies, University of Bergen, Norway.

 

Bursaries: a minimum of 30 bursaries (maximum 60) are available for students, doctoral researchers, early career researchers, or junior academics. Each bursary includes hotel accommodation with breakfast and lunch throughout the conference period. Accommodation is 1 person/room for PhD students and higher, and 2 persons/room for everyone else.

To participate, please submit a presentation or workshop abstract, poster title, or, in the case of artists, artwork photos/videos to Tudor Balinisteanu, tudor@texmar.ro by 15 December 2022 (first deadline).

Please check the conference website which will be updated regularly: https://neuroaestheticslab.usv.ro/conference_1/.

DEZBATERE FILOSOFICĂ OCAZIONATĂ DE LANSAREA VOLUMULUI MARTIN HEIDEGGER. ADEVĂRUL DESPRE CAIETELE NEGRE

Centrul de cercetare a istoriei și circulației ideilor filosofice are plăcerea de a anunța o dezbatere filosofică ocazionată de lansarea volumului Martin Heidegger. Adevărul despre caietele negre, de Friedrich Wilhelm von Hermann și Francesco Alfieri, în traducerea lui Paul Gabriel Sandu, Alexandru Bejinariu și Dragoș Grusea, publicat de editura Ratio et Revelatio (2021).

Dezbaterea, intitulată „Promisiunea și capcanele filosofiei. Cazul Caietelor Negre”, va fi moderată de Conf. Univ. Dr. Cristian Iftode și îi va avea ca invitați pe Asist. Univ. Dr. Paul Gabriel Sandu, Lect. Univ. Dr. Dragoș Grusea și Conf. Dr. Habil. Bogdan Mincă. Evenimentul va avea loc în Amf. Constantin Rădulescu Motru al Facultății de Filosofie a Universității din București și se va desfășura vineri, 18 noiembrie, începând cu ora 17.00.

Volumul este disponibil pe site-ul editurii Ratio et Revelatio: https://www.ratioetrevelatio.com/carti/martin-heidegger-adevarul-despre-caietele-negre/

„Apariția, începând cu 2014, a Caietelor Negre – volumele de însemnări, până acum nepublicate, ale lui Martin Heidegger – a produs valuri seismice în întreg mediul academic și naște încă dezbateri aprinse pe marginea antisemitismului lui Heidegger și a relației sale complicate cu național-socialismul. Cu ocazia lansării, în limba română, a lucrării lui von Herrmann și Alfieri, Adevărul despre Caietele Negre, vom încerca să punem în discuție termenii acestei dezbaterii și, cu o vorbă a lui Habermas, să gândim cu Heidegger, împotriva lui Heidegger”, a comentat Paul Gabriel Sandu.

Ratio et Revelatio prezintă această apariție editorială publicului larg astfel:

„O carte ai cărei autori iluștri – Friedrich von Herrmann, ultimul asistent al lui Martin Heidegger, și cercetătorul Francesco Alfieri – își propun nu doar să convingă prin argumente trainice, ci să și risipească încrîncenările față de marele filozof contemporan. La începutul anilor 2013 am aflat că în Caietele negre există locuri în care Heidegger discută tema evreilor sau pe cea a iudaismului (universal). Am înțeles imediat că publicarea acestor Caiete negre va da naștere unor nesfîrșite dezbateri internaţionale. Chiar în primăvara lui 2013 l-am rugat pe profesorul Friedrich-Wilhelm von Herrmann – ultimul asistent al bunicului meu şi, potrivit unei dedicaţii scrise de el, cel care avea să fie principalul editor al operelor sale complete – să-şi spună părerea despre aceste Caiete negre, dar mai ales despre pasajele privitoare la evrei ce pot fi găsite acolo şi care deveniseră deja publice, din perspectiva profundei sale cunoaşteri a gîndirii lui Martin Heidegger. În articolele şi studiile despre Caietele negre începeau să se răspîndească foarte repede expresii foarte pregnante precum „antisemitism onto-istoric” sau „antisemitism metafizic”. Prima întrebare care se ridică în acest context este următoarea: „Se poate vorbi, în genere, de un antisemitism inerent gîndirii heideggeriene?” Profesorul von Herrmann expune, în această lucrare, propriul răspuns la această întrebare. El a găsit în persoana profesorului Francesco Alfieri de la Universitatea Pontificală Laterană un colaborator care ne oferă aici o analiză filologică de ansamblu a volumelor 94, 95, 96 și 97 din operele complete (GA). Cei doi ajung la concluzii uimitoare, care fac cu putință o nouă perspectivă hermeneutică asupra Caietelor Negre”. (din Introducerea lui Arnulf Heidegger)”

Apariție editorială – Oana Șerban, After Thomas Kuhn: The Structure of Aesthetic Revolutions, De Gruyter, 2022

Oana Șerban, After Thomas Kuhn: The Structure of Aesthetic Revolutions, De Gruyter, 2022

This book reflects the most recent research devoted to a systematized perspective and a critical (re)construction of previous theoretical attempts of explaining, justifying and continuing Kuhn’s ingenious hypothesis in arts. Hofstadter, Clignet and Habermas revealed to be the most engaged scholars in solving this aesthetic „puzzled-problem”. In this context, the structural similarities between science and arts are attentively evaluated, thus satisfying an older concern attributed to the historical Kuhn-Kubler dispute, extensively commented along the pages of this book. 

How can we track the matter of rationality and truth in art and aesthetics, inspired by scientific perspectives? Are artistic styles similar to scientific paradigms? Are we entitled to persuade paradigms and masterpieces as rational models in science, respectively in arts? On what possible grounds can we borrow from science notions such as progress and predictability, in the study of the evolution of art and its aesthetic backgrounds? Are the historical dynamics of science and art affected by political factors in the same manner? This book will be of interest to philosophers, but also to historians of science and historians of art alike in the reassessment it provides of recent debates on reshaping the art world using Kuhn’s „paradigm shift”.

This book is available for purchase on November 7, both as an eBook and hardcover. 

https://www.degruyter.com/document/isbn/9783110774696/html 

Apariție editorială – „Brentano and the Positive Philosophy of Comte and Mill”, I. Tănăsescu, A. Bejinariu, S. Krantz Gabriel, C. Stoenescu

Brentano and the Positive Philosophy of Comte and Mill (https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110734645)
Before now, there has been no comprehensive analysis of the multiple relations between A. Comte’s and J.S. Mill’s positive philosophy and Franz Brentano’s work. The present volume aims to fill this gap and to identify Brentano’s position in the context of the positive philosophy of the 19th century by analyzing the following themes: the concept of positive knowledge; philosophy and empirical, genetic and descriptive psychology as sciences in Brentano, Comte and Mill; the strategies for the rebirth of philosophy in these three authors; the theory of the ascending stages of thought, of their decline, of the intentionality in Comte and Brentano; the reception of Comte’s positivism in Whewell and Mill; induction and phenomenalism in Brentano, Mill and Bain; the problem of the „I” in Hume and Brentano; mathematics as a foundational science in Brentano, Kant and Mill; Brentano’s critique of Mach’s positivism; the concept of positive science in Brentano’s metaphysics and in Husserl’s early phenomenology; the reception of Brentano’s psychology in Twardowski; The Brentano Institute at Oxford. The volume also contains the translation of the most significant writings of Brentano regarding philosophy as science.
I. Tănăsescu, Romanian Academy; A. Bejinariu, Romanian Society of Phenomenology; S. Krantz Gabriel, Saint Anselm College; C. Stoenescu, University of Bucharest.
Brentano and the Positive Philosophy of Comte and Mill (https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110734645)

Encyclopedia of Early Modern Philosophy and the Sciences, Editors: Dana Jalobeanu, Charles T. Wolfe

About this book

This Encyclopedia offers a fresh, integrated and creative perspective on the formation and foundations of philosophy and science in European modernity. Combining careful contextual reconstruction with arguments from traditional philosophy, the book examines methodological dimensions, breaks down traditional oppositions such as rationalism vs. empiricism, calls attention to gender issues, to ‘insiders and outsiders’, minor figures in philosophy, and underground movements, among many other topics. In addition, and in line with important recent transformations in the fields of history of science and early modern philosophy, the volume recognizes the specificity and significance of early modern science and discusses important developments including issues of historiography (such as historical epistemology), the interplay between the material culture and modes of knowledge, expert knowledge and craft knowledge.   This book stands at the crossroads of different disciplines and combines their approaches – particularly the history of science, the history of philosophy, contemporary philosophy of science, and intellectual and cultural history. It brings together over 100 philosophers, historians of science, historians of mathematics, and medicine offering a comprehensive view of early modern philosophy and the sciences. It combines and discusses recent results from two very active fields: early modern philosophy and the history of (early modern) science.

Editorial Board
EDITORS-IN-CHIEF
  • Dana Jalobeanu University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Charles T. Wolfe Ghent University, Belgium
ASSOCIATE EDITORS
  • Delphine Bellis University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Zvi Biener University of Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Angus Gowland University College London, UK
  • Ruth Hagengruber University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Hiro Hirai Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Martin Lenz University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Gideon Manning CalTech, Pasadena, CA, USA
  • Silvia Manzo University of La Plata, Argentina
  • Enrico Pasini University of Turin, Italy
  • Cesare Pastorino TU Berlin, Germany
  • Lucian Petrescu Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Justin E. H. Smith University de Paris Diderot, France
  • Marius Stan Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
  • Koen Vermeir CNRS-SPHERE + Université de Paris, France
  • Kirsten Walsh University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Source: https://link.springer.com/referencework/10.1007/978-3-319-31069-5