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Dr. Barry Stocker on “Vico on the End of Art” at Koc University Philosophy Department

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Dr. Barry Stocker (Istanbul Technical University) will give a talk on “Vico on the End of Art” at Koc University Philosophy Department.

Date: March 29, 2019

Time: 15.00 – 17.00

Place: SOS Z27 (Koc University)

Abstract:

The work of the 18th century Neapolitan philosopher Giambattista Vico includes a major focus on the role of Homeric epic in interpreting societies where law has not fully developed as a public institution applying to all citizens. Vico advances the view that poetry, whether as Homeric epic or in a more general sense, has less importance in societies where rationality and law ground institutions and condition public language. In the transition from ‘heroic’ to ‘human’ stages of history, both violence and imagination are subordinated to universal justice and the use of reason. Vico presents a version of the ‘death of art’ thesis to be found in later philosophers including Hegel, Nietzsche, Adorno and Danto. This paper will clarify all these points in putting forward an argument about what the ‘death of art’ means in  different thinkers and what Vico has to contribute to understanding the place of the aesthetic in social philosophy. Vico both suggests an early version of the death of art thesis, while also showing that the decline of art leads to social disintegration.

 

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March 28, 2019 at 2:25 pm

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Epistemology Day at Koç University, February 15 (Friday)

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Koç University Philosophy Department is organizing an “Epistemology Day”, a series of three talks on epistemological issues on February 15. The speakers are Dr. Erhan Demircioğlu (Koç University), Dr. Nicholas DiBella (Bilkent University) and Prof. Dr. Mehmet Elgin (Muğla University).  All are welcome.

The poster of the event is below:

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February 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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Ancient Philosophy Day at Koç Univesity – October 26th, Friday, 1:00-6:00 pm

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October 22, 2018 at 11:55 am

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