Philosophy and ArtCategory
A few months ago I learned about the brilliant conceptual artwork of Dana Wyse. Since the mid 1990s she has been producing a series of fake pharmaceuticals packaged to look as if they were supposed to be sold at a convenience store in the 1970s or ordered from the back of a magazine or comic book. And she actually sells them—mainly at museum shops and now online. ..
“There appears to be no room within ethics for humanistic thinking or artistic expression as such, and this represents a massive and practically catastrophic contraction of ethics.” (more…)
“What music made in the 20th/21st centuries directly inspired by philosophy is actually any good?” (more…)
Some people are concerned about Immanuel Kant’s image. (more…)
It’s that time of the year again, when academics buried in grading are happily distracted by the pleasures of shopping for holiday presents. (more…)
Sometimes a little beauty is in order. (more…)
Do you know of works of visual art that convey particular philosophical ideas, questions, problems, positions, or philosophers? (more…)
I still hold that there is an important and significant role for traditional forms of philosophy but the question remains, is there something more to philosophical thinking that we can access through engagement with poetry which is filled with rich images, emotional sensitivity and attention to language? (more…)
When 18th-Century philosopher Jeremy Bentham made arrangements for his head and skeleton to be preserved, clothed, and available for display at University College London, it was because he thought that the human body should be (more…)
Piper studied philosophy as an undergraduate at City College of New York and as a graduate student at Harvard, obtaining her PhD in 1981. She has written on moral philosophy, aesthetics, Kant..
The following us a guest post* by Susanna Berger, assistant professor of art history at the University of Southern California. It is an excerpt adapted from her fascinating book, The Art of Philosophy: Visual Thinking in Europe from the Late Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment (Princeton University Press, 2017).
The Rotman Institute of Philosophy at Western University recently announced the winner of its Philosophical Photography Contest. It’s Jenny Gillett, for her photo, “Identity,” above. The contest asked people to submit photos that “somehow managed to capture an abstract philosophical concept.” (more…)