May 16

Cowling Distinguished Visiting Prof. of Philosophy David Davies' talk

"You had to be there": Seen Dance and Screened Dance

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 pm / Leighton 304
Cowling Distinguished Visiting Professor David Davies gives public talk
Cowling Distinguished Visiting Prof. of Philosophy David Davies
Does it make a difference to artistic appreciation if you're actually in the audience for a performance rather than watching a broadcast of it?

David Davies has taught at McGill since 1987. He has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario (1987), following a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Wadham College, Oxford, 1970) and an MA in Philosophy (Manitoba 1979). His doctoral research and much of his research for the following few years was on the Realism/Anti-Realism debate in contemporary metaphysics, and on related issues in the Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Language. For the past 15 years his research has focused mainly on metaphysical and epistemological issues in the Philosophy of Art, where he has also published widely on topics relating to literature, film, photography, music, performance, and the visual arts. He has been a director, since 1998, of the annual Philosophy of Science conference held at the Inter-University Centre in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and is a founding director of the Philosophy of Art conference held in the same location starting in 2012.

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Sponsored by Philosophy and the Cowling Professorship Endowed Fund. Contact: Sandy Saari, x4232