Hard Cases: Art Form, Medium, and Appreciative Kind: Themes from the work of Dominic McIver Lopes

May 18, 2012
University of Warwick

Cowling Room, Social Sciences Building 2.77
United Kingdom


  • Leverhulme Trust
  • Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature and the Arts, University of Warwick
  • Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick


Diarmuid Costello
University of Warwick
Sherri Irvin
University of Oklahoma
Eileen John
University of Warwick
Dominic McIver Lopes
University of British Columbia
Paul Smith
University of Warwick
James Welling
University of California, Los Angeles

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11.00-11.15     Coffee

Dom Lopes’ Beyond Art: Comments and discussion

11.15 - 11.45 Diarmuid Costello (Philosophy, Warwick), ‘Appreciative kinds and kinds of appreciation’

11.45-12.15     Eileen John (Philosophy, Warwick), ‘Do we need a notion of artistic value?’

12.15-12. 45    Dom Lopes (UBC), Response

12.45-1.30       Discussion

1.30-2.30         Lunch

2.30-3.30         Sherri Irvin (Philosophy, Oklahoma), ‘Contemporary artworks and constitutive norms’

3.30-4.30         Paul Smith (History of Art, Warwick), ‘Pictorial grammar, analogicity, and the medium as message’

4.30-5:00         Coffee

5.00-6.00         James Welling (Photography, UCLA) by video link

6.00                 Reception

If you have not already, please rsvp to Eileen John ([email protected]) if you plan to attend the workshop.

Campus map (Social Sciences is 57 on the map, and the Cowling Room is at the top of the stairs from the Café entrance): http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/maps/campusmap/

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May 18, 2012, 10:00am BST

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