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17 May 2018, Spinoza Lectures, Susan Wolf

Speaker: Susan Wolf
Title: Aesthetic Responsibility
Date: Thursday 17 May 2018
Time: 20:15-22:00
Location: Aula, Oude Lutherse kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam

Abstract:
Philosophers often distinguish between causal responsibility and moral responsibility, taking the latter to be an important mark of our distinctive humanity. But focusing exclusively on the attitudes and judgments we form toward people on the basis of their moral characters and behavior leads us to overly narrow conceptions both of responsibility and of humanity. As a corrective, this lecture considers the attitudes and judgments we make of artists on the basis of their artwork. By attending to the way in which artists may be aesthetically responsible for their creations, we can develop a richer understanding of responsibility and a more comprehensive idea of humanity.

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