[SydPhil] Conference on beauty 2018

Matthew Del Nevo mdelnevo at cis.catholic.edu.au
Fri Nov 3 12:10:16 AEDT 2017


"Beauty and Tradition"

The theme is to be interpreted broadly and from the disciplines of philosophy, theology, history, social science, literature and the arts.

The conference specifically aims to foster interaction between scholars in the universities and scholars in theological colleges.  It also encourages young scholars.

Keynote Speaker: Vrasidas Karalis, Sir Nicholas Laurantos Chair in Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies. The University of Sydney.

Author of Reflections on Presence (2016) and Realism in Greek Cinema (2016)

TITLE OF KEYNOTE TALK: "Only Beauty Will Save the World"

By discussing a variety of sources, in this lecture we will try to explore what legitimises the quest for beauty and why its definition remains so elusive and ambiguous. Does beauty save us or we save beauty? Do we search for beauty because we want to seem beautiful? Are there beautiful things and moments or beauty as a universal principle? Or maybe beauty is temporal quality of convergence and consilience?

Friday 28th to 30th September 2018

Catholic Institute of Sydney, 99 Albert Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135

Convenors: Peter Forrest (UNE), Jim Harrison (SCD); Shane Mackinlay (CTC/UD), Matthew Del Nevo (CIS) Richard Colledge (ACU); Angus Brook (UND); Ian Tregenza (Macquarie) John McDowell (UD).

Proposal submission deadline 20 June 2018. For further details, contact Matthew Del Nevo at Catholic Institute of Sydney mdelnevo at cis.catholic.edu.au

Web: http://www.cis.catholic.edu.au/news-a-events/biennial-conference

Matthew Del Nevo
Associate Professor
Department of  Philosophy
Catholic Institute of Sydney
99 Albert Rd
Strathfield NSW 2135
Phone: + 612 9752 9504
Fax: + 612 9746 3998

A Member Institute of the Sydney College of Divinity
SCD CRICOS Registration 02948J

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