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Presentation


Aesthetics and Cognitive Science (ÆCS)

 

Contact: Nicole Hall, Filippo Contesi or  Enrico Terrone.

Institut Nicod, Ecole normale supérieure, 29, rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris, Salle de réunion, RDC

Practical information / Accessibility

If you would like to be added to the ÆCS internal emailing list (through which you will be reminded of talks and kept apprised of changes), please email Filippo Contesi.
 

PROGRAMME
 

Vendredi 17 février 2017 de 14h à 16h Salle Langevin
Roger Pouivet (Archives Henry-Poincaré, Université Lorraine),
"From Virtue Epistemology to Virtue Aesthetics"

Vendredi 24 février 2017 de 14h à 16h Salle Langevin
Tiziana Zalla (CNRS, IJN)
"The Self and its emotions in fiction in adults with and without autism".

Vendredi 10 mars 2017 de 14h à 16h Salle Langevin
Ye Tian (Université Paris Diderot)
"The simple and complex meanings of laughter in interaction",

Jeudi 16 mars 2017 de 14h à 15h30, Salle Ribot
Jérôme Sackur (EHESS, LSCP)
"Drifts of Attention: Combining art and psychology",

Mardi 18 avril 2017 de 14h à 16h Salle Langevin
Manuel García-Carpintero (Barcelona, LOGOS)
"The Fiction/Non-Fiction Distinction in Films"

Mardi 25 avril 2017 de 14h à 15H30  Salle Ribot.
Raphaël Julliard (EHESS, LAS)
"Nagel's Objective Phenomenology and Vischer's "Einfühlung": Towards a study of subjectivity through artworks".


Abstract : According to Thomas Nagel ("What is it like to be a bat?"
(1974)), "Objective Phenomenology" cannot be achieved through either imagination or empathy. Empathy in particular is for Nagel not
sufficient to "feel what it is like to be another organism". I propose to turn to the origins of empathy, not to the narrowly intersubjective concept introduced by Theodore Lipps, but to "Einfühlung" as theorized by Robert Vischer (in 1873). For Vischer, Einfühlung is a capacity that we have to sensibly (i.e. pre-reflexively, not intellectually; "Einfühlung" literally means "feeling in") appropriate objects of all kinds, and not only to fellow human beings. But if we can have Einfühlung for all kinds of objects, then we can have Einfühlung for artworks.

Artworks are taken here to be objects created by an artist's intentionality and to express some of her states of mind. Not all artworks are autobiographical. Making one though engages the artist with at least a set of her preferences.

To study an artist's subjectivity, we could then look at her whole corpus of artworks with Einfühlung, and as a result find structural insights about what it feels to be her: the collection of engagements that her corpus represents can tell us about recurring ways of engaging.

This method cannot fully achieve what Nagel's Objective Phenomenology is supposed to achieve, for it is only an indirect method to investigate subjectivity. However, it is an objective method (insofar as it is based on publicly available objects) and is a robust alternative to Dennett's heterophenomenology as a means to getting a sense of someone else's subjectivity.

Vendredi 5 mai 2017 de 14h à 16h Salle Langevin
Francis Wolff (ENS)
"What Is It to Listen to Music?"

Jeudi 18 mai 2017 de 14h à 16h Salle Langevin
Stacie Friend (Birkbeck)
"Elucidating the Truth in Criticism".
 

 

Past sessions

Jeudi 13 octobre 2016 de 10h à 12h
Emily Brady (University of Edinburgh)
"Natural Beauty: A Philosophical Anatomy

Vendredi 4 novembre 2016 de 15h à 17h Salle Langevin
Peter Lamarque (York), VIDEO
"What is the Philosophy of Poetry?"

Vendredi 18 novembre de 14h à 16h
Nathalie Heinich (CRAL/EHESS),
"Des Valeurs. Une Approche Sociologique"

Vendredi 9 décembre de 14h à 16h
Catherine Pelachaud (CNRS LTCI, Telecom-ParisTech)
"Modelling the Socio-Emotional Embodied Conversational Agent".

Vendredi 16 décembre 2016 de 14h à 16h
Stéphane Lemaire (Université Rennes 1)
"Emotions in Response to Fiction"

Vendredi 6 janvier 2017 de 14h à 16h
Jérôme Dokic (EHESS, IJN)
"Aesthetic Experience as Metacognition"

Vendredi 13 janvier 2017 2pm to 4pm Salle Langevin,
Yonatan Ginzburg (Université Paris Diderot)
"Music and Conversation".

Vendredi 20 janvier 2017 de 14h à 16h Salle Langevin
Philippe Schlenker (CNRS, IJN)
"Music Semantics"

Vendredi 3 février 2017 de 14h à 16h Salle Langevin
Justin Smith (Université Paris Diderot),
"Free Natural Beauties and the Question of Non-Human Art".

 



Practical information/ accessibility

- Salle Langevin is completely wheelchair accessible (please use the elevator on the ground floor of 29 rue d'Ulm immediately after the entrance foyer). A microphone can be used, please get in touch if you would like us to use it. For this or any other query, please email Filippo Contesi.

-  Salle de réunion, RDC, Institut Nicod, Pavillon Jardin, ENS, 29, rue d'Ulm. The Salle de Réunion is completely wheelchair accessible (please turn right from the ground-floor entrance foyer of 29 rue d'Ulm, then just before the end of the corridor use the elevator on your left-hand side and go to level 0, then go through three doors; you will find yourself in an atrium, turn left and after 5 metres or so use the elevator on your right-hand side and go again to level 0; if the door there is locked please use the touchpad to ring the following extensions: 2647, 2698 or 2696). A microphone can be used, please get in touch if you would like us to use it. For this or any other query, please email Nicole Hall .

- Salle Ribot (ex Prestige 1) is completely wheelchair accessible (please just go straight ahead from the entrance foyer of 29 rue d'Ulm, past the big staircase on your right-hand side). A microphone can be used, please get in touch if you would like us to use it. For this or any other query, please email Filippo Contesi.

 


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