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.