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ICA 20 (Seoul 2016)

ICA 20 (Seoul 2016)

The 20th International Congress of Aesthetics will be held in Seoul in 2016.

The 20th International Congress of Aesthetics will be held in Seoul in 2016.

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NEW! Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology


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IAA Congress Agenda

The 18th International Congress of Aesthetics - "Diversities in Aesthetic", Beijing, China
Monday, 14 July 2014 18:48

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Monday, 14 July 2014 17:07

IAA Newsletter no. 44 (June 2014)


From the President

Springtime in Beijing was, this year, too short. Short and very busy. Some of our good friends visited here, including Ken-ichi Sasaki, Curtis, Carter and Ales Erjavec, and I was very happy to meet them. I will enjoy seeing all of you in between the regular meetings of our Congresses.

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indianart 650 x 288By Parul Dave Mukherji, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Interest in Indian aesthetics has revived in recent times since its resurgence in the middle of 20th century. During mid 1950s, a space for dialogue between Indian and western aesthetics had opened at a time when the newly independent nations like India were expected to turn to their past to reinterpret it from an unshackled standpoint. It is to be noted that in 1965, a special issue of the Journal of Art and Art Criticism was devoted to Oriental aesthetics with contributions from leading Indian thinkers and scholars of the time ranging from K C Pandey, P J Chowdhury and Ramendra Kumar. Participating in this debate were Archie Bahm, Eliot Deutsche and Thomas Munro whose investment in this cross cultural study of aesthetics was remarkable. The euphoria for exploring new avenues and alternative models to Eurocentric understanding of aesthetics was short-lived and in more than a decade and a half, it was displaced by scholarly indifference.

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Gimme Shelter ProceedingsJos de Mul and Renée van de Vall (eds.) Gimme Shelter: Global Discourses in Aesthetics. Proceedings of an international symposium, organized by the Dutch Aesthetic Federation and the International Association of Aesthetics. Amsterdam, October 8-10, 2009. 

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Friday, 18 July 2014 13:42

IAA Yearbook 2013

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Tuesday, 09 August 2011 19:21

Aesthetic Pathways


Most of the papers published in this special number on everyday aesthetics
were presented at the VIII International Summer School of Applied Aesthetics in
June 2008 in Finland. This series of summer schools and summer conferences is
organized by the International Institute of Applied Aesthetics (IIAA), based in
Lahti, Finland. We as the editors of this number are grateful to the IIAA for
giving us the opportunity to put this issue together. We thank all those who
contributed in their many different ways to making the summer school a

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About the internationaal Associaton for Aesthetics

The IAA currently consists of 29 collective members, i.e. national societies for aesthetics, and approximately 600 individual members. The main aim of the IAA is to give institutional recognition to aesthetics as a field of humanistic knowledge, to encourage and promote inquiry into aesthetics, and to disseminate its findings. The IAA does this by publishing the IAA Newsletter (published on this website), an IAA Yearbook (in 2010 volume no. 14 appeared) and organizing international congresses: the last four being those in Rio de Janeiro in 2004, Ankara in 2007, Beijing in 2010, and Krakow in 2013. In 2016 the congress will be in Seoul, South Korea. All scholars interested in philosophical or other kinds of aesthetics and in related areas such as art history, comparative literature, musicology, visual arts, cultural studies. etc., are invited to become members of our Association, thus joining a community of aestheticians which has institutionally existed for almost a century.