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17:30 - 19:15 24 June 2015

Having the world in view means feeling it first: The aesthetics of understanding


Room 828 | UCL Institute of Education (link Map)
20 Bedford Way | London | WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

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Professor Ralph Bannell, Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Brazil

The phrase “having the world in view” comes from Hegel, who emphasises the social and cultural constraints on thinking and reason. This idea is taken further in the work of John McDowell and Robert Brandom, who argue for a theory of conceptually constrained perception and a pragmatically constrained semantics and theory of reason. Using the work of Mark Johnson, Alva Noë and Saun Gallagher, Professor Ralph Bannell will argue that there are bodily constraints on perception, meaning and reason. This opens up the possibility of an aesthetics of understanding, which puts the qualities of life and the emotions at the centre of our capacity to give meaning to the world and to understand. The implications of this for education will be outlined.


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