Kendall Walton, Charles L. Stevenson Collegiate Professor of Philosophy, emeritus, University of Michigan and Wm H. Bonsall Visiting Professor, Stanford University. FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.
(Come early to tour the collection prior to the lecture! Galleries close at 5pm.)
There are actually not one but several interesting, and interestingly different, kinds of abstraction applicable to the arts—to music and literature as well as the visual arts. In this lecture Kendall Walton, Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus at Univeristy of Michigan and Bonsall Visiting Professor, Stanford University will explore the large space between abstraction in its various senses and several kinds of representation. Walton has written extensively on pictorial representation, fiction and the emotions, and the aesthetics of music.
Co-sponsored by Philosophy and Literature at Stanford.