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Aesthetic Responsibility: A Lecture from Susan Wolf

Thursday, March 30
4:00 pm
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall

Susan Wolf Lecture


We hope you'll join us for "Aesthetic Responsibility," a lecture from Dr. Susan Wolf of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Philosophers often suggest that the fact that we are morally responsible is an important mark of our distinctive humanity. But people are responsible for much more than the moral qualities of their actions. Artists, for example, are typically aesthetically responsible for the qualities of their artistic creations. The talk will discuss similarities and differences between aesthetic and moral responsibility and speculate on what a consideration of aesthetic responsibility tells us about both responsibility and humanity.  

This lecture is co-sponsored by the SMU Department of Philosophy and the Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility. This lecture is free and open to the public. Please use the form below to RSVP.

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