The Vibes Are Off: What's the Point of Arguing About Art?
Nick Riggle (University of San Diego), Nat Hansen (University of Reading), Zed Adams (The New School)

April 26, 2024, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The New School for Social Research

Wollman Hall (B500)
65 West 11th Street
New York 10011
United States


The New School

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“There's no arguing about art" is manifestly false. Art is one of the best things to argue about. The question is why. In this public philosophy debate, Nick Riggle (University of San Diego), Nat Hansen (University of Reading), and Zed Adams (The New School) will face off on the question of why arguing about art matters. At stake are two very different conceptions of public life: a Millian liberal vision which encourages the appreciation of difference and an Emersonian perfectionist vision which aims to converge on a shared conception of the good.

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Event Time: 5pm

Event Date: Friday, April 26th, 2024

Event Location: Wollman Hall at 65 West 11th Street

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