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Thursday, February 14, 2013 10:00AM
Toni Stabile Education Bldg
Aesthetic Judgments – Agree or Disagree?
earned her Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University and has spent her career investigating questions of aesthetics and ethics. A Professor Emeritus of the University of Minnesota, Eaton has written extensively on these topics. She has been a visiting scholar in Europe and China and was a Fellow at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Italy.
She returns to the Phil with two new Lifelong Learning lectures focused on the question: Are matters of taste disputable?
How many times have you heard people say that there is no accounting for taste? Or heard others insist that one person’s aesthetic preferences aren’t any better than someone else’s? Are you inclined to agree or disagree with either of these views?
February 14: David Hume
Hume argued that there are standards of taste – that some individuals are more competent judges of art than others. People who believe that Rockwell is better than Vermeer are simply wrong, he would claim. In this lecture, Eaton will explain Hume’s position and challenge the audience to determine whether he was right or wrong.