Nancy Yousef: “Minding Pictures: Particularity after Locke and Reynolds”


Nancy Yousef, of The Graduate Center and Baruch College, City University of New York is coming to Wesleyan! Here’s the description of her talk(!):

“The intellectual necessity of grouping individual things into general categories has a long history in philosophy of mind and aesthetics. This talk will trace the troubling status of particulars from John Lock’s Essay Concerning Human Understanding and Joshua Reynolds’ Discourses on Art to post-eighteenth century efforts to account for the cognitive and artistic value of commonplace details.”

Date: Thursday, March 27th
Time: 4:30 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 115

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