Interpersonal Relations: Ethics, Aesthetics & Phenomenology

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Registration is open for this three day workshop at the University of Birmingham, UK 8-10 June 2022 in-person & online.

Interpersonal Relations: Ethics, Aesthetics and Phenomenology Workshop
8th-10th June 2022, in person and online
Call for Registration
University of Birmingham, UK

The goal of the workshop is to stage a conversation between philosophers thinking about, on the one hand, the phenomenology of interpersonal interaction, including its aesthetic dimension, and on the other hand, those thinking about the normative relations between people.

Graduate Student Bursaries: The organisers have funding available to support up to 50% of the total combined accommodation and workshop dinner costs for graduate students who wish to attend but are not listed on the programme as a speaker. To be considered for a bursary, please complete the relevant part of the registration form and provide a 200 word statement detailing your reasons for attendance. To guarantee consideration, please apply by 12th March.


Wednesday 8th June
9am Welcome address
9.30-11.00 Sophie-Grace Chappell keynote address: ‘How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people?’
11-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-1pm Claire Kirwin, ‘Worlds Collided: Love and Value’
1-2pm Lunch
2-3.30pm Simon Thornton, ‘Notes on Separation from Cavell and Levinas’
3.30-4pm Tea
4-5.30pm Stephen Darwall keynote address: ‘Love and Beauty: Lessons from Kierkegaard, Løgstrup, and Murdoch’
6pm Wine reception

Thursday 9th June
9.30-11.00 Cathy Mason, ‘Observations on Iris Murdoch on Art and Ethics’
11-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-1pm Quinn White, ‘Undemandable Obligations and Paying it Forward’
1-2pm Lunch
2-3.30pm Katie Wong, ‘Love and Unselfing’
3.30-4pm Tea
4-5.30pm Tanja Staehler keynote address: ‘Dimensions of Intercorporeality’
6.30pm Workshop dinner

Friday 10th June
9.30-11.00 Daniel Telech, ‘Aesthetic Benevolence’
11-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-1pm Yujia Song ‘“It’s the little things that count”: Actions, Gestures, and Moral Expresssions’
1-2pm Lunch
2-3.30pm Sandy Diehl, ‘Recognition as Actualisation’
3.30-4pm Tea
4-5.30pm Yuriko Saito keynote address: ‘Expression of Care Through Objects’

For full details – including accessibility and further information on both in-person and online registration – and to register for either in-person or online attendance see the Interpersonal Relations: Ethics, Aesthetics and Phenomenology Workshop webpage.

This workshop has been generously sponsored by The Leverhulme Trust, The Analysis Trust, The Aristotelian Society and The Society for Applied Philosophy. If you have any questions, please get in touch with the organisers at [email protected]