Aesthetics for Birds

Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art for Everyone

November 9, 2016
by Rebecca Millsop

ASA Funds Logos Dance Collective

The American Society for Aesthetics is pleased to announce that it has awarded $5136 in support of Post-Performance Philosophy Panels after programs of the Logos Dance Collective in New York City in March 2017. This project, organized by Professor Barbara Montero of the CUNY-Graduate Center, aims to engage academics, artists, and the general public with great questions of philosophy. The panels will draw from work by Proust, Aristotle, Tolstoy, Plato, Nietzsche, Kant, and others. As more information becomes available concerning the schedule and participating philosophers, it will be posted on the ASA web site and Facebook. For the complete list of grants awarded by ASA in 2011-2016: For the original posting:

March 31, 2014
by Aesthetics for Birds

Thoughts on the Philosophy of Dance

What follows is a guest post by Aili Bresnahan In this entry I am going to claim a rare privilege: I’m going to say in an open way what I think about the challenges, difficulties and limits of writing philosophy of dance that “captures” dance in some essential way. To begin: Philosophy of dance is not and can never be limited to just one thing because dance itself is not limited to just one thing. The set of what the term “dance” refers to currently includes all of these things and more: