Aesthetic Emotions: A British Society of Aesthetics Connections Conference

Aesthetic Emotions: A British Society of Aesthetics Connections Conference
22 Aug 2017, 10:00 to 23 Aug 2017, 18:00
Conference / Symposium
The Court Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Aesthetic Emotions

There are manifest and important connections between emotional experience and aesthetic experience, particularly (though not only) evident in the appreciation of art. And although those working on emotions have had an interest in aesthetic experience and those working on aesthetics have had an interest in emotion, much of the work on each side has proceeded in isolation from concerns on the other. Moreover, the most cutting edge researchers in the respective areas have had less contact than one might have hoped. We believe that, given the burgeoning of philosophical and psychological interest in emotions and other affective states, the time is ripe to revisit and foster deeper connections between philosophers of mind and psychologists working on the emotions and aestheticians working on our emotional engagement with art and nature.



Carla Bagnoli (University of Modena)

Michael Brady (University of Glasgow)

Amy Coplan (California State University, Fullerton)

Tom Cochrane (Sheffield)

Derek Matravers (Open University (UK))

Agnes Moors (Catholic University of Leuven)

Carolyn Price (Open University)

Jenefer Robinson (University of Cincinnati)

Fabrice Teroni (University of Geneva)


Further details, including the website address will follow. 

This event is free to attend but registration is required.  To register please use the link below. 


If you have further questions, please email either Alex Grzankowski ( or Cain Todd (

This event is organized by Birkbeck College and generously sponsored by a Connections Grant from the British Society of Aesthetics.



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