Conferencias sobre Estética en SADAF

Lunes 30 de marzo, 17 hs.

Manuel García-Carpintero (Grupo Logos, Universidad de Barcelona)

“¿Aprender de la ficción?”

In previous work, I have argued that narrative fiction and narrative non-fiction (history, biography) are constitutively at odds. Narrative non-fiction consists of an assertoric core – a speech act governed by a norm requiring truth for its correctness. Fiction consists of a core of fiction-making – speech acts governed by a norm not requiring truth for correctness, such as one requiring for correctness that interesting imaginings are invited. This is compatible with fictions involving truth and allowing for the acquisition of knowledge, on at least two counts. In the first place, like other speech acts (say, rhetorical questions), acts of fiction-making can indirectly convey assertions. Secondly, fictions in some genres (historical novels and other forms of realism) assert background facts about the time, the place, or the people setting up the fiction. I present and discuss illustrative examples of the first kind, in McEwan’s Atonement and Marías’s Dark Back of Time, which, I claim, indirectly make assertions precisely about the topic of the paper.


Lunes 30 de marzo, 18.30 hs.

Teresa Marques (Grupo Logos, Universidad de Barcelona)

“Aesthetic predicates: a hybrid dispositional account”

This paper explores the possibility of developing a hybrid version of dispositional theories of aesthetic values. On such a theory, uses of aesthetic predicates would express relational second-order dispositional properties. If the theory is not absolutist, it will allow for the relativity of aesthetic values. But it will be objected to on the grounds that it fails to explain disagreement among subjects who do not have the same responses in the right conditions. This paper explores the possibility of adapting recent proposals of hybrid expressivist theories for moral predicates to the case of aesthetic predicates. Hybrid expressivist theories make no explicit commitment about the kind of property expressed by the predicate, but make explicit commitments to implicated expressive conative content. It is argued that dispositionalism about the properties expressed by aesthetic predicates combined with hybrid expressivism can account for aesthetic disagreement

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