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Holy shit! The 2013 Annual ASA Looks Fucking Awesome!

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My heartiest congratulations to the programming committee for the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Aesthetics (Oct. 30th-Nov. 2nd, San Diego) as they’ve managed to put together not just a fantastic program (a draft of which can be found here) but quite frankly one of the strongest ASA conference programs I’ve ever seen. The Panel Line-Up alone features a dizzing array of philosophical talent both from within Philosophical Aesthetics and from without. Check out the following examples of Panelized Philosophical Bad-Assery (**starting with the obvious show-stopper**):


Panel: Editor Meet-Critics Session on Christy Mag Uidhir’s Art and Abstract Objects

Gabriel Greenberg (UCLA)
Troy Jollimore (Cal State University, Chico)
Eric Winsberg (University of South Florida)
Christy Mag Uidhir (University of Houston)
Panel: Aesthetics and the Senses
Mohan Matthen (University of Toronto)
Diana Raffman (University of Toronto)
Clare Batty (University of Kentucky)
Jenny McMahon (University of Adelaide)
Panel: Fact, Fiction or Fraud
Stacie Friend (Heythrop College)
Joshua Landy (Stanford University)
Jonathan Weinberg (University of Arizona)
Panel: Location, Location, Location
David Davies (McGill University)
Susan Feagin (Temple University)
Sherri Irvin (University of Oklahoma)
Andrew Kania (Trinity University)
Panel: The Art of Portraiture
Cynthia Freeland (University of Houston)
Jonathan Friday (University of Kent)
Hans Maes (University of Kent)
Steve Pyke (Photographer)
Jenefer Robinson (University of Cincinnati)
Panel: Author-Meets-Critics Session on Stephen Davies’ The Artful Species
John Hyman (University of Oxford)
Stephanie Ross (University of Missouri-St. Louis)
Ajit Varki (UCSD)
Stephen Davies (University of Auckland)
Panel: Law and Aesthetics
Karen Gover (Bennington College)
Aili Bresnahan (University of Dayton)
Darren Hudson Hick (Texas Tech University)
David Osipovich (Independent Scholar)
Panel: The Aesthetics of Wine
Jonathan Cohen (UCSD)
Bence Nanay (University of Antwerp & University of Cambridge)
Barry Smith (Institute of Philosophy)

Throw in a Wollheim Lecture from Gregory Currie and a sunny SoCal host city. Et voila! An ASA Annual Meeting that should not be missed. See you in San Diego!

One thought on “Holy shit! The 2013 Annual ASA Looks Fucking Awesome!

  1. Wish I could be there! Alas, I have to attend the wedding of a life-long friend. But have fun, and catch you all at the next one! By then, hopefully, I'll have something in print so everyone can tell me how wrong I am…

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