The Institute of Philosophy invites you for the lecture by
Prof. Tiziana Andina
(University of Turin)
The Philosophy of Art: An Analytic Approach
23th Novermber, Thursday, room 108 at 18.30
Institute of Philosophy, Krakowskie Przedmieście 3
Coordinatior: Dr Adam Andrzejewski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
‘What is art?’ is one of the classic questions that philosophy has addressed over the ages, from the ancients to today. Taking as its starting point debates over the various definitions of art found in history, the talk presents and discusses some of the major theories offered by both the analytic and continental traditions. It then looks at the theoretical reasons that led twentieth-century philosophy to reopen the question of definition, and in many cases inquire into the ontology of art itself. Finally, a series of considerations are addressed to help shift the problem of definition onto a new plane, one that is able to respond to the challenges of the performing and participatory arts, which more than any other form of art present particularly unconventional ontologies.
Tiziana Andina is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Turin, Italy. (www.labont.it/andina). She is an expert in metaphysics and ontology with a specialization in social ontology. And philosophy of art. Since 2016 she is the director of the research center, LabOnt – The Laboratory of Ontology at the University of Turin (www.labont.it). Her recent publications concern social ontology, transgenerational actions, relationship between generations and problems of social justice, fostering the interdisciplinary research between philosophy, social sciences and law. Among the most recent titles: An Ontology for Social Reality, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016 and (ed. by), Bridging the Analytical Continental Divide. A Companion to Contemporary Western Philosophy, Brill 2014, a reference book on contemporary philosophy, and What is Art? The Question of Definition Reloaded, Brill, 2017. She is co-editor of the international journal Brill Research Perspectives in Art and Law.