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  • Carlson Asks, “Do Philosophers Need Music Therapy?”

    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 thought about?     

    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 Seattle University.


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