Conference on Art and Morality - A Human Endeavor

June 4, 2014 - 09:00 - June 5, 2014 - 18:00
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Event type: 
Event audience: 
Jesse Prinz (CUNY)
CEU organizer(s): 
Tibor Bárány
CEU organizer(s): 
Zsolt Bátori
CEU host unit(s): 
Human Project
CEU host unit(s): 
Department of Philosophy
Conference on Art and Morality - A Human Endeavor

The conference investigates the current philosophical discussions
about the various connections between art and morality. 


Wednesday, June 4

13:15 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:15

Thorsten Botz-Bornstein (Gulf University): Kitsch and Bullshit: An Ethical Fault in the Realm of Aesthetics?


Silvia Giurgiu (Babes-Bolyai University): The Evil of Bad Taste. Ethical Categories in Negative Literary Criticism (Case Study: Vulgarity in Literature by Aldous Huxley)

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 16:15

Alison Denham (Oxford University): Celan on Ethical Estrangement: Pictures, Poetry & Epistemic Value

16:15 – 17:00

Mihail Evans (Institute for Advanced Studies, NEC): Art in the Frame: Spiritual America and the Ethics of Images

17:00 – 17:30

Coffee break

17:30 – 19:00

Jesse Prinz (City University of New York): Ethics and Aesthetics: Parallels and Interactions

19:30 –Conference dinner

Thursday, June 5

10:00 – 10:45

Matthew Rowe (City & Guilds of London Art School): Where Architecture Sits - Moral Pillars to the Aesthetic Appreciation of Architecture?

10:45 – 11:30

Emily Holman (Oxford University): Form, content and attitude: use of language, the ‘literary’ and the ‘moral’

11:45 – 12:30

Kamila Pacovská (University of Pardubice): Beauty, Goodness and Love: Simone Weil’s Interpretation of the Iliad

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 – 14:15

Tóth Olivér István (Central European University): Yes, Spinozist Aesthetics is possible!


14:15 – 15:00

Christopher Wörner (University of St. Andrews): Fictive Externalism and the Ethics of Imagining

Registration is free. For more information contact

Tibor Bárány (, Zsolt Bátori ( or Anna Réz (











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