TiLPS

The Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics, and Philosophy of Science studies knowledge, reasoning, and value in all their forms.

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TILPS Colloquium

Upcoming colloquia

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 16:45-18:30

Epistemology and Philosophy of Science

Room: PZ 002

Speaker: Conrad Heilmann (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

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Thursday, 9 November 2017, 16:45-18:30

Epistemology and Philosophy of Science

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Speaker: Milena Ivanova (LMU Munich)

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Thursday, 16 November 2017, 16:45-18:30

Ethics

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Speakers: Andreas Schmidt (University of Groningen)

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Thursday, 12 December 2017, 16:45-18:30

Epistemology and Philosophy of Science

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Speaker: Sanneke de Haan (Humboldt University Berlin)


Recent colloquia

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 16:45-18:00

Ethics

Room: PZ 002

Speaker: Sarah Potasi (University of Puget Sound)

Title: The Perfect Bikini Body: Can We All Really Have It? Loving Gaze as an Antioppressive Beauty Ideal

Abstract: In this paper, I ask whether there is a defensible philosophical view according to which everybody is beautiful. I review two purely aesthetical versions of this claim. The No Standards View claims that everybody is maximally and equally beautiful. The Multiple Standards View encourages us to widen our standards of beauty. I argue that both approaches are problematic. The former fails to be aspirational and empowering, while the latter fails to be sufficiently inclusive. I conclude by presenting a hybrid ethical–aesthetical view according to which everybody is beautiful in the sense that everybody can be perceived through a loving gaze (with the exception of evil individuals who are wholly unworthy of love). I show that this view is inclusive, aspirational and empowering, and authentically aesthetical.