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The Philosophy of Literature

Event date: 23 February-23 March 2011 Win1-04, Windsor Building  Royal Holloway University     The Humanities and Arts Research Centre (HARC) at Royal Holloway University of London presents: The Philosophy of Literature Organiser: Professor John O’Brien During the 1990s and the first decade of the 21st century, the characteristics of the philosophical approach to literature have undergone some important changes. …

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The Philosophy of Literature – The Intentional Subject

Event Date: 23 February 2011, 17:00 – 19:00 Win1-04, Windsor Building  Royal Holloway University   The Humanities and Arts Research Centre (HARC) at Royal Holloway University of London presents: The Philosophy of Literature   Organiser: Professor John O’Brien During the 1990s and the first decade of the 21st century, the characteristics of the philosophical approach to literature have undergone some …

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Shakespeare’s Philosophy – Symposium page

  SHAKESPEARE’S PHILOSOPHY A one-day seminar hosted by the Department of English Royal Holloway, University of London Event Date: Friday 28 May 2010 Organised by Margherita Pascucci with the support of the European Community Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship The aim of the seminar is to provide a forum in which to debate the validity and value of treating Shakespeare as …

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Words and Music: Listening to Song

24 February 2010 – The two half-day sessions of the seminar “Words and Music” will set up a dialogue between speakers, including a musicologist, an audio scientist, a practising poet, a composer, and literary specialists.

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Aesthetics and Subjectivity

21 October 2009 – speakers: Professor Hugh Grady, Professor Andrew Bowie, Professor Ahuvia Kahane and Professor Richard Alston

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Andrew Bowie – Background Capabilities and Prereflexive Awareness

7 October 2009 – Accounts of human action in many parts of philosophy tend to depend on the idea that action is to be characterised in terms of following norms or rules. This gives considerable emphasis to the idea of self-consciously determining yourself to do something. According to a rule. This model has considerable consequences for how procedures are codified in many areas of social and professional life.
However, there are serious reasons to think that this model is inadequate as an account of how we actually do many things. This is because, even though rules are essential, so much that we need to do these things cannot come immediately to consciousness when we do them. Examples of what is involved here range from the ways in which we carry out conversations, to the example used for the talk: jazz improvisation.

Andrew Bowie – The Future of Philosophy

10 December 2008 – (HARC) – speaker: Professor Andrew Bowie – Professor Bowie explores current trends in contemporary philosophy by stressing the continued importance of the German philosopher Theodor W. Adorno, and the need to re-contextualise Adorno for the Anglo-American world.