Deception and Authenticity in Art: Morality, Language and Aesthetics

April 9, 2018 - April 10, 2018
Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University

Akademigatan 3 75310

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Minnesota State University
University of Leeds
Uppsala University / Stockholm University
Rob Hopkins
Sherri Irvin
University of Oklahoma
Pima Community College
James Mahon
CUNY, Lehman College
Lehman College (CUNY)
Uppsala University
Humboldt-University, Berlin

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Deception and Authenticity in Art: Morality, Language and Aesthetics

Gustavianum, Uppsala University, 9-10 April 2018

In this conference, we will bring together leading philosophers of art with leading scholars on deception within ethics and the philosophy of language with a view to the mutual enrichment of each discipline. 

Some examples of questions we will be exploring: Can a work of fiction lie to rather than mislead its audience? Are there any morally significant differences between making art objects with deceptive intentions and lying? Is deceiving morally preferable to lying? Why do we tend to revise our aesthetic judgements about art objects when we discover that they are forgeries? Is this practice legitimate? How should we account for authenticity in ontological terms?

There is no fee to attend to conference, but please email in advance ([email protected]) if you plan to attend. 

The conference is hosted by the Department of Philosophy at Uppsala University.

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