Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Art as Knowledge? (Forum for European Philosophy public discussion)

11 November 2015, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Forum for European Philosophy public discussion

Plato and Hegel thought of art as inferior to philosophy; philosophers like Aristotle, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche held the arts in high regard. Today, do we think art can address the big questions in life? Do artistic uses of imagination and emotion play a role in acquiring knowledge? And if art leads to knowledge, what is its relationship to science and philosophy?

Matthew Kieran is Professor of Philosophy and the Arts, University of Leeds.

Alexander Massouras is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Ruskin College, University of Oxford.

Kathleen Soriano is ex-Director of Exhibitions, Royal Academy, and independent curator and broadcaster.

Chair: Vid Simoniti is Jeffrey Rubinoff Fellow, University of Cambridge.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEFEP


11 November 2015
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
+ Google Map