The London Aesthetics Forum

The London Aesthetics Forum
24 February 2021, 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Online seminar

Forget Taste

Noël Carroll (CUNY Graduate Center)

This talk is specifically about the role of taste – as it was conceived in the eighteenth century and as it continues to be conceived in some contemporary writing – in critical evaluation.  I argue that it does not have a role.  This talk is about taste not about successor theories such as aesthetic experience or every pleasure theory – topics for future research.  

Furthermore, in addition to challenging the taste model, I offer an alternative approach to critical evaluation which differs from the one developed in my On Criticism and even differs from some of my recent articles and which is based on the notion of the constitutive purpose of the artwork.

This seminar will be held online using Zoom. Please book using the button below. once your booking is complete you will be emailed a link to join the seminar at the stated start time. 

The London Aesthetics Forum (LAF) is a Forum of the Institute of Philosophy at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. With lectures on topics in aesthetics and philosophy of art, LAF aims to stimulate philosophical reflection on art. Our events are free and open to all.

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