Denison presents colloquium on philosophical aesthetics
Date of Event: March 4, 2010
Posted: February 18, 2010
Denison University will hold a philosophy colloquium with Yuriko Saito, professor of philosophy at Rhode Island School of Design. Saito will discuss “The Significance of Everyday Aesthetics” at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 4, in the Higley Hall Auditorium (100 Ridge Road). The colloquium is free and open to the public.
Born and raised in Japan, Saito received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the International Christian University in Tokyo and her doctorate in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Recipient of the 1999 Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching, Saito focuses her research and teaching on aesthetics, specifically examining everyday, environmental, and Japanese aesthetics. Her most recent work, “Everyday Aesthetics,” published by the Oxford University Press in 2007, explains how people’s common aesthetic experiences hold political, moral and environmental implications for their lives and the state of the world.
CALENDER LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Philosophy Colloquium with Rhode Island School of Design Professor of Philosophy Yuriko Saito at 4:30 p.m., Thur., March 4, in the Higley Hall Auditorium (100 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-6387.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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