February 23, 2011
The Philosophy Department welcomes Professor
Licia Carlson, Providence College, for a presentation entitled "Do Philosophers Need Music Therapy?" on March 4. In her
presentation, Carlson explores the philosophical
significance of music by considering the relationship
between ethics and aesthetics. She examines issues related to these questions:
Can aesthetic experience expand moral imagination? In what ways might music
transform the way the relationship between self and other is thought? What
value can musical metaphors have in a philosophical context? Can reflecting on
the nature of music and musical experience change the way philosophy itself is
Carlson focuses her
research on philosophy and disability as well as ethics, feminist philosophy,
aesthetics, and contemporary French philosophy. She is the co-editor of Cognitive
Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy and author
of The Faces of Intellectual Disability:
Philosophical Reflections. She is currently
writing a book on music and philosophy.
This public lecture takes place at 4 p.m. in
Pigott 100. A reception immediately follows.
Philosophy is one of 33 undergraduate
degrees and 7 advanced degrees offered by the College of Arts and Sciences at
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