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Kant, Art, and Beautiful Art

  • 11 Mar 2024
  • 12 Mar 2024
  • NOVA University of Lisbon

Third edition of the Lisbon Annual Conference on Kant’s Aesthetics

Dates: 11-12 March, 2024 – in person

Location: NOVA University of Lisbon

Keynote Speaker: Robert Clewis, Gwynedd Mercy University, PA

Topics to be addressed:

        - Kant’s knowledge of art, artists, and artworks

        - Kant’s conception of art broadly considered

        - Kant’s arts beyond beautiful art

        - Kant’s typologies of the arts

        - Is the beauty of art dependent (adherent) or free?

        - What is the role and status of beautiful art, especially when compared with the

role and status of beautiful nature, in Kant’s aesthetic theory and in Kant’s

critical system?

        - What is the role and status of Kant’s account of beautiful art in the history of

aesthetics and philosophy of art as philosophical disciplines?

Organizer: João Lemos, NOVA University of Lisbon

Assistant: Francisco Maia, NOVA University of Lisbon

More information at:

Institutional Support:

        FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia



        Lisbon Kant Group

Previous Editions of the Lisbon Annual Conference on Kant’s Aesthetics

2023: Life and Animation (keynote speaker: Alix Cohen, University of Edinburgh)

2022: Concepts, Imagination, and Aesthetic Appreciation (keynote speaker: Angela Breitenbach, University of Cambridge)

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