Contemporary Aesthetics


On Art and Allusion, Nigel Warburton has been posting his notes for the course on contemporary aesthetics that he is teaching at Tate Modern. See also his notes for the previous course on modern aesthetics.

David Hume and Skepticism


The Philosophy of Language Institute, a research unit of the New University of Lisbon, will host a colloquium on David Hume and skepticism next week. The program includes papers on naturalism, religion, self-interest, and nature:


Bruno Pettersen (Federal University of Minas Gerais), “Hume e Debate Cético Contemporâneo”

Anice Lima de Araújo (Federal University of Minas Gerais), “Hume e o Naturalismo”

João Paulo Monteiro (New University of Lisbon), “Cepticismo Religioso, Falibilismo Filosófico”


Rui Romão (New University of Lisbon), “Hume, a Tradição Céptica e o Tema do Interesse Próprio”

Lívia Guimarães (Federal University of Minas Gerais), “Natureza e Artifício na Filosofia de Hume”

Art, Aesthetics, and the Sexual


During the next two days, the Aesthetics Research Group of the University of Kent presents a symposium on sexual imagery and themes in art. Confirmed speakers include:

David Davies (McGill University)
Susan Dwyer (University of Maryland)
Rob van Gerwen (Utrecht University)
Jerrold Levinson (University of Maryland/University of Kent)
Alex Neill (University of Southampton)
Elisabeth Schellekens (Durham University)