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Department of Philosophy
Auburn Aesthetics Forum

The Auburn Aesthetics Forum sponsors conferences, speakers, panels and a reading group. We cover a variety of topics, including beauty, the philosophy of film, aesthetic testimony and the nature of artworks. Through our activities, we expose students, faculty and the community to some of the most prominent specialists in aesthetics today. 

 

We explore questions like:Auburn Aesthetics Forum Logo

"What is a work of art?"

"What role does beauty play in a good life?"

"Is there a connection between art and morality?"

"Can art be a vehicle of truth?" 

 

Our recent conference was on the topic of the philosophy of street art. Visiting artist Esteban Del Valle, a law professor and two philosophy professors discussed the intersection between philosophy, art and law.

Our events are free and open to the public. Check the calendar for upcoming events.