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Philosophy Matters: City Spaces and the Aesthetics of Grit
April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pmFree
This presentation features Renee M. Conroy, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University Northwest and Fulbright scholar.
About the Talk
Contemporary aesthetic sensibilities welcome the presence of a little grit in urban settings. In this talk, I examine several aspects of grit that emerge from considerations about what makes a city space perceptually exciting and affectively resonant and trace overlapping conceptual threads to elucidate the modern sentiment that metropolitan spaces benefit aesthetically when they possess a bit of grit.
I argue that urban grit’s allure consists in three mutually inflected aesthetic dimensions: its perceptual presence, its historical resonance and its ethical associations.
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- April 19
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
- Event Category(s):
- College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
- Event Tags:
- Faculty Staff, History Philosophy Political Science Economics, Student
- Zoom Link: https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/j/99422540316
- Relevant Department(s)
- History, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (HPPE)