Philosophy Video Premiere & Launch: Art and Aesthetics in and After Phenomenology of Perception (A Conversation in Five Parts)  — Oct 1   

Art and Aesthetics in and After Phenomenology of Perception (A Conversation in Five Parts), a philosophy video that is the seventh in a series on Phenomenology of Perception Around the World, is ready to launch! The launch features the video’s world premiere, followed by a discussion with three of the scholars in the video, Rajiv Kaushik (Canada), Fielding (Canada), Galen Johnson (USA), and host David Morris (Canada). This will be followed by a question and answer session with attendees. The launch is via a Zoom Webinar, on 1 October 2021, 15:00-17:00 EST (Montreal). It is free but requires registration.

The film gathers six scholars, all known internationally for their own work on art and aesthetics in Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology, to have an open and improvised conversation. The six scholars are: Jorella Andrews, Edward S. Casey, Helen Fielding, Véronique Fóti, Galen Johnson, and Rajiv Kaushik.

This is a film of their conversation in five parts: “A Philosophy Better Served by Art?”; “Thinking in Paint”; “The Political”; “Critics, Silence”; “Art-Philosophy, Philosophy-Art.”

 The results are a lively, highly original and personal, discussion concerning the centrality of art and artwork in Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Perception and his phenomenology in general. This film, very much in the spirit of Merleau-Ponty himself, stands as a helpful document for students and scholars alike.

The film will be premiered during the launch via the series site It will be permanently available for streaming thereafter. Watch the trailer here.