The Inter-University Workshop on Mind, Art and Morality promotes the interconnections across different areas in philosophy and, more specifically it favors the study of issues lying at the intersection of ethics, aesthetics and the philosophy of mind. In previous editions, the Workshop has been devoted either to the production of a particular philosoher, such as Richard Wollheim, Jonathan Dancy, Christine Korsgaard, Shaun Nichols, David Filkenstein, and Malcolm Budd; or to explore topics like the Philosophy of Music (with Peter Kivy, Noël Carroll or Derek Matravers), Self-Knowledge (with David Filkenstein and Sarah Sawyer) Art and Negative Emotions (with Susan Feagin and Eileen John) or the Cognitive Value of Fiction (with Gregory Currie). On the 2022 edition, we intend to focus on the problems related to aesthetic normativity. Among others, we will consider issues concerning the kind of normativity exhibited by aesthetic judgments, the problem of aesthetic disagreement, the validity of aesthetic testimony, aesthetic akrasia and the problems related to the importance of aesthetic autonomy -such as aesthetic alienation, aesthetic injustice or snobbery.

Invited Speaker: Hanne Appelqvist (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies)


Thursday 5 May

9:15 Welcome and opening

9:30 Invited speaker: Hanne Appelqvist “What We Talk About when we talk about beauty”

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Manuela Teles: “Aesthetic normativity: from Kant to Wittgenstein through Ginsborg and Sedivy”

12:30 Jacopo Frascaroli: “The Roots of Aesthetic Normativity: Insights from Cognitive Science”

13:30 Lunch

15:30 Alessandro Bertinetto: “Aesthetic Norms as Habits: Reasons for Situated Aesthetic Normativity”

16:30: Natxo Navarro “Considering a Wittgensteinian Normative Approach to Everyday Aesthetics”

Friday 6 May

9:30 Invited Speaker: Hanne Appelqvist “Hearing What Music Conveys”

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Hande Tuna: “Apt Perception and Aesthetic Normativity”

12:30 Javier González de Prado Salas: “Dubious Pleasures”

13:30 Lunch

15:30 Borbála Jász: “Aesthetic uncertainty in modern architecture”

16:30: Dan Zeman: “Illocutionary Disagreement in the Aesthetic Realm” 

Call for Papers: We invite submissions on any aspect of the current debate on any topic related to aesthetic normativity. Authors should submit full papers (5000 words) or extended abstracts (2000 words) by January 30th, 2022. Submissions should be sent to The layout of the manuscript should accommodate anonymous refereeing (i.e. name and address on a separate sheet, and not repeated in the text). Notification of acceptance should be expected by March 15, 2022.

Scientific Committee:

Paloma Atencia-Linares (UNED)
Zsolt Bátori (Kodolányi János University y Budapest University of Technology and Economics) 
Carla Carmona (Universidad de Sevilla) 
Matilde Carrasco (Universidad de Murcia)
Josep Corbí (Universidad de Valencia) 
Manuel García-Carpintero (Universidad de Barcelona) 
Jesús Navarro (Universidad de Sevilla) 
Anna Christina Ribeiro (Texas Tech University) 
Elisabeth Schellekens (Uppsala Universitet)
Chon Tejedor (Universidad de Valencia) 
Jesús Vega (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) 
Gerard Vilar (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona) 

Organizers: María José Alcaraz (University of Murcia) and Francisca Pérez Carreño (University of Murcia).

Sponsored by: Spanish Research Council via “Normative Aspects of Aesthetic Appreciation” (PID2019-106351GB-I00 Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad); “Beyond Beauty: nature and critical relevance of aesthetic properties” (20934/PI/18) Funded by: Fundación Séneca-Agencia de Ciencia y Tecnología de la Región de Murcia; The Philosophy of Hybrid Representations (PID2020-119588GB-I00). Eliminativism, Fictionalism, and Expressivism. The possibility of a negative metaphysical verdict about a discourse (PID2019-106420GA-I00). Spanish Society of Analytic Philosophy.