Wittgenstein claimed the idea of a science of aesthetics ‘is almost too stupid for words’, but there is a long history of scientific investigation of the arts and other aesthetic phenomena. Even philosophers have begun to take notice of this empirical work and, in fact, there is an emerging area of experimental philosophical aesthetics. This conference brings together psychologists, neuroaestheticians, philosophers and semioticians from around Europe to talk about the state of the art in experimental approaches to aesthetics.
We have co-organized a conference on experimental approaches to aesthetics, in conjunction with the Center for Semiotics at Aarhus University in Denmark. The conference will take place on November 21-22, 2014 in Aarhus. For more information, please visit the Center for Semiotics’s website.
[MOVED TO FRONT Nov 11: The program for the conference is now available!]