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Philosophy of the Senses: Seeing

2:00pm - 4:30pm / Friday 13th November 2020
Type: Lecture / Category: Department
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  • Admission: Free
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Philosophy of the Senses: Seeing - Free Online Workshop at the University of Liverpool

13 November 2020, 2 pm to 4.30 pm.

What do we do when we see things? Can we do something to them by looking at them, or is seeing simply a way of acquiring knowledge? Do we see what is really there? Do we see all that is there to be seen? Is seeing a practice that needs to be learned? Do we all see the same when we look at the same things? Does seeing involve conceptual thinking? Are there different kinds of seeing? Is there also an ethical seeing, just as there is an aesthetic seeing or a scientific seeing?

At this workshop, we will explore these and other related questions, taking our main cue from Eva Schuermann’s recent book Seeing as Practice. Philosophical Investigations into the Relation between Sight and Insight (Palgrave Macmillan 2019).


2.00-2.45 Keynote: Eva Schuermann (Magdeburg): Seeing as Practice
3.00-3.25 Laura Gow (Liverpool): Seeing the Unseen
3.25-3.50 Yiota Vassilopoulou (Liverpool): Sciamachy. Seeing as Sparring with Shadows
4.00-4.25 Vid Simoniti (Liverpool): Seeing Thought in Images

For further details please contact Michael Hauskeller:

Attendance is free. There will be a 15 minute break after the keynote (2.45-3.00), and another 10 minute break after the third talk (3.50-4.00).

A Zoom meeting link and password will be communicated before the event.