Aesthetic injustice
Dominic McIver Lopes (University of British Columbia), Dominic McIver Lopes (University of British Columbia)

March 16, 2021, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Department of Philosophy, King's College London

United Kingdom

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Dominic Lopes - 'Aesthetic injustice'

Abstract: People with different cultures come into contact with each other, and the contacts can go well or they can go badly. Indeed, if justice is goodness in the arrangement of social life, then arrangements of social life that shape cultural contact can be just or unjust. This lecture introduces a framework for thinking about what is special in contact between aesthetic cultures, in particular, and it proposes two interests that should be built into a theory of aesthetic justice. In proof of concept, the framework is briefly applied to cultural appropriation.

Dominic Lopes is Distinguished University Scholar and Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia. He has worked on pictorial representation; the aesthetic and epistemic value of pictures, including scientific images; theories of art and its value; the ontology of art; computer art and new art forms; and aesthetic value, wherever it may be found.

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