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17:30 - 19:15 22 April 2015

Knowing in feeling


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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Paul Standish, Professor, UCL Institute of Education

What can be said about the nature of aesthetic judgment? What strategies do we have for avoiding the responsibility of making such judgments for ourselves? In the light of a 1967 essay by Stanley Cavell, “Music Discomposed”, this paper begins by considering the reception of avant-garde works of art, especially music. This involves examining the idea of knowing in feeling – a characterisation of a way of knowing that is other than the familiar categories of knowing-that and knowing-how, and closer to a knowing by acquaintance. The possibilities of judgement that this exposes are then related to aspects of education, as found in the experience of learners, teachers, and policy-makers.


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