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Dabney Townsend – The Genealogy of Aesthetics : An Attack

DABNEY TOWNSEND

The Genealogy of Aesthetics: An Attack

MERCREDI 24 MARS 2010, 18h00 SALLES D’EXPOSITION ENTRÉE GRATUITE

Le Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal et les Ateliers montréalais de réflexions sur l’art et l’esthétique (AMRAE) présentent une conférence de Dabney Townsend, qui se tiendra dans les salles d’exposition du Musée le 24 mars 2010, à 18h00. La conférence sera donnée EN ANGLAIS, mais les auditeurs seront libres de poser leurs questions en français. L’entrée est gratuite. Dabney Townsend est le secrétaire-trésorier et directeur général de la American Society for Aesthetics. Il détient un Ph. D. de l’Université Emory à Atlanta ; il a préparé sa thèse comme boursier à Oxford où il fut par la suite chercheur invité. Il a été également assistant invité à l’Université d’Auckland ; il est présentement retraité du University System de Géorgie. Dabney Townsend œuvre en esthétique, en philosophie du langage, et en histoire de la philosophie, en particulier sur David Hume et sur l’empirisme britannique au XVIIIe siècle.

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DABNEY TOWNSEND

The Genealogy of Aesthetics: An Attack

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 6 PM EXHIBITION HALLS

FREE ADMISSION

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and The Montreal Reflections on Art and Aesthetics Workshop (MRAAW) present a lecture by Dabney Townsend, which will take place in the Musée’s exhibition halls on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 6 p.m. The lecture will be given in English. However, questions from the audience will be fielded in both French and English. Admission is free. Dabney Townsend is Secretary/Treasurer and Executive Director at the American Society for Aesthetics. He earned a Ph.D. from Emory University and studied at Oxford University on a dissertation fellowship and later as a visiting scholar. He has also been a visiting lecturer at the University of Auckland, and is currently retired from the University System of Georgia. Dabney Townsend works in aesthetics, philosophy of language, and the history of philosophy, particularly on David Hume and eighteenth-century British empiricism. Recent books include Hume’s Aesthetic Theory: Sentiment and Taste (Routledge) and An Historical Dictionary of Aesthetics (Scarecrow Press). He has also published in The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, the British Journal of Aesthetics, and elsewhere. He is currently working on two projects — a theory of art that draws upon Oxford analytical philosophy of language and a further inquiry into eighteenth-century aesthetics and the Scottish Enlightenment, particularly as it plays out in the work of Thomas Reid and Dugald Stewart.

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