Previous congresses of the IAA

Previous congresses of the IAA



By Jos de Mul

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Volume 18. Krystyna Wilkoszewska (ed.). Aesthetics in Action

Volume 18. Krystyna Wilkoszewska (ed.). Aesthetics in Action



By Zoltan

Volume 18. Krystyna Wilkoszewska (ed.). Aesthetics in Action. International Yearbook of Aesthetics. Volume 18. 2014   Content   The 18th…

"Aesthetics and Mass Culture" – Proceedings of ICA 2016 – Seoul, Korea

"Aesthetics and Mass Culture" – Proceedings of ICA 2016 – Seoul, Korea



By Zoltan

"Aesthetics and Mass Culture" Proceedings of the 20th International Congress of Aesthetics Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea Organised by the…

Volume 19. Zoltán Somhegyi (ed.). Retracing the past. Historical continuity in aesthetics from a global perspective

Volume 19. Zoltán Somhegyi (ed.). Retracing the past. Historical continuity in aesthetics from a global perspective



By Zoltan

Zoltán Somhegyi (ed.). Retracing the past. Historical continuity in aesthetics from a global perspective International Yearbook of Aesthetics. Volume 19. 2017…

Volume 20. Misko Suvakovic and Vladimir Mako (ed.). The Aesthetics of Architecture – Beyond Form

Volume 20. Misko Suvakovic and Vladimir Mako (ed.). The Aesthetics of Architecture – Beyond Form



By Zoltan

Misko Suvakovic and Vladimir Mako (ed.). The Aesthetics of Architecture – Beyond Form. International Yearbook of Aesthetics. Volume 20. 2020



Young Scholar Awards

Juhan Yoon, Seoul National University, Korea, Cognitive Value and Artistic Value of Fictional Narrative Art

Kunhong Choi, Seoul National University, Korea, Aesthetic Particularism and Presumptive Justifications

Sung, Ji Eun, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, Thwarted Utopia: Kim Ku-lim’s Experiment on Modern Art and Life

Yuan-chieh Yang, University of Alberta, Canada, Emotion, Accessibility, and Mass Art

Hu, Xiaoyan, The University of Liverpool, England, Beyond Representation: Reconsidering Loehr’s Periodisation of Chinese Painting

Keunchang  Oh, Purdue University, USA, Judgment and Frame: Two Key Concepts for Deconstructing Kantian Aesthetics

Moonyoung Song, University of Maryland, USA, Anti-intentionalism about Musical Expressiveness

Niels van Poecke, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Conversation with the Blues: on the tragic aspects of American blues music

Marie Moriguchi, Kansai University, Japan, A Drastic Change in the Shading Techniques by Renoir

Rui Li, Peking University, PRC, Surpassing Realism – Reconstructing the Film Aesthetics of Andre Bazin


Honorable Mention

Alexey Aliyev, University of Maryland, USA, What Is a Novel?

Jane Lee, The University of Tokyo, Japan, Redefining Expressivity of Postmodern Dance

Katerina Parizkova, Masaryk University, Czech Republic, The Significance of Silence and Non-sense in Appreciation of Nature

Yi-Ting Wang, University of Paris 8, France, Resiting and reformulating – mixed territorial aesthetics in Taiwan

Yukirou Murai, Kyoto University, Japan, Unison trills and chromatics in Litzt’s transcription of Schubert’s Wanderer-Fantasie – Tracing Alkan’s influence in an intertextual/medial realm

Maria Romakina, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, Six Heads, Three Legs, Four Torsos: the Hybrid Human Body in Kaleidoscopic Photography and Video Projects

Ruijing Zhang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, PRC, The Role of Emotion in Dewey’s Expression Theory

Wang Shuo, Peking University, PRC, Zen Buddhism and Chinese Contemporary Abstract Art

Jongju Park, Seoul National University, Korea, Internet and Public Art: A Preliminary Sketch

Eunyoung Chang, Seoul National University, Korea, The perception of the specificity of a painter and a painting in the late Joseon Dynasty


New Ontologies of Art

University of Warsaw

14th - 16th December, 2016


Keynote speakers:

Tiziana Andina (University of Turin)

Arto Haapala (University of Helsinki)

Jason Gaiger (University of Oxford)


The aim of this conference is to shed light on the role of ontology in contemporary aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Ontology of art is flourishing, with a plethora of papers appearing each year dedicated to this area. It is commonly believed that ontology of art is the main field in aesthetics. This is not surprising since many (if not all) aesthetic questions presuppose some level of ontological inquiry. On the other hand, lasting achievements in this area have proved elusive. The artworld constantly brings forth new art objects and practices that undermine established ontological categories and concepts. This indisputable fact is a trigger for new investigations within and beyond traditionally understood ontology of art. We warmly invite papers that reconsider the value and methods of ontology of art – broadly understood – by exploring new concepts and fields of inquiry.


No specific methodology or philosophical orientation is required in submissions.


Suggested topics/questions:


Do we (still) need ontology of art?

How can ontology of art help in understanding or experiencing artworks?

New concepts and/or methods in ontology of art.

The ontology of emerging art forms.

The descriptivism/revisionism debate in ontology of art.

Ontology of art influenced by other disciplines such as law or science.


Please send a title and a 500 word abstract, suitable for blind review, in either Word or PDF format, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For each talk, there will be time for a 30-minute presentation, with another 15 minutes designated for discussion. The deadline for submission is September 15, 2016. Notification of acceptance will be sent by September 30, 2016.


The conference fee for both established academics and PhD students is 20 Euros. There is also a separate (optional) fee for the conference dinner of 40 Euros.


Organizer: Adam Andrzejewski

Dear Colleagues and Candidates for Young Scholar Award,


I am pleased to announce that the deadline for the application for Young Scholar Award has been extended till 20 May 2016.

The Organisers of ICA 2016 Seoul encourage all interested colleagues to submit their paper for consideration.

Please, find further info on the submission criteria here, or by clicking on this link:




Call for Papers and Panels: Engagement: Symposium for Philosophy of Dance and Performance


We invite scholars to submit abstracts for an interdisciplinary symposium investigating philosophy and dance. Featuring live performances and keynote speakers from the fields of ballet, modern, and popular dance, aesthetics, philosophy of art, dance theory, choreography, and multi-media dance; the symposium will also include interdisciplinary panels for scholars, practitioners, and students, and will result in a book and two special issues of scholarly journals. Invited keynote speakers include, Julie Van Camp, Arnold Berleant, Richard Shustermann, Robert Crease, and Barbara Montero. The performing dance companies will be Mark Morris Dance Company (Brooklyn, New York), Erick Hawkins Dance Company (NYC, New York), and ARCOS (Austin, Texas).

We plan an exploration of aspects of dance that impact our understanding of what it means to be a human being, through discussion and dialogue as well as practice and performance. There will be workshops and master-class sessions held in conjunction with the symposium.

Please note: We invite individual papers, as well as panels of professors and students.

Papers are to be limited to 20 minutes to allow time for discussion. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, and a CV or professional bio.

Panels will be scheduled for 1-hour, and can include 3-5 participants. Please submit a 500-600 word abstract of your topic and panel, along with the names and short bios or CVs of panel participants.

What: Engagement: Symposium for Philosophy of Dance and Performance Where: Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

When: September 8 - 10, 2016

Submit Proposals and Learn More:

Submission Deadline June 1, 2016

Current Sponsors: Texas State University Division of Dance, Texas State University Department of Philosophy, Texas State University College of Fine Arts and Communication, and the American Society for Aesthetics. 






The topic is open to any subject relevant to international scholarship in Aesthetics.

Please submit proposals to the the IAA Publications Committee for consideration of the IAA Executive Committee meeting by June 1, 2016.

Proposals recommended by the Publications committee will be reviewed at the Executive Committee of IAA at their meeting in July 2016.


Proposals to include:

Subject of the proposed Volume

Tentative list of proposed Authors

Name, Curriculum Vitae, and Institutional Affiliation of Editor

Source of Institutional Support


Please send to the attention of Curtis L. Carter, Chair of the Program Committee e mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Department of Philosophy Marquette University 1217  West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 54233 USA 


See Attached Policy Statement

The fifth volume of the ICA Cracow 2013 proceedings, titled “Transacting Aesthetics”, edited by Sebastian Stankiewicz will appear online soon. The volume will contain the contributions of the following authors:

Sebastian Stankiewicz, Adam Dzidowski, Scott Contreras-Koterbay, Lukasz Mirocha, Collin Pointon, Hülya Toksöz Sahiner, Malgorzata Szyszkowska, Pol Capdevila, Norihide Mori, Elzbieta Staniszewska, Vladimir Konecni, Jakub Votroubek, Carolyn Korsmeyer, Adam Chmielewski, Takashi Sugiyama, Heon Kim, Ksenia Fedorova, Saša Hrnjez, Katya Mandoki, Piotr Mróz, James Garrison, Ariyuki Kondo, Eleni Leontsini, Jia Chen, Elena Tavani, Vera Stegman, Yoko Tsuchiyama, Miri Isaka

Call for Papers

The Nordic Society of Aesthetics Annual Conference

26-28 May 2016

Uppsala University (Sweden) 


Philosophy, Imagination, and the Arts


Keynote speakers:

Noel Carroll (CUNY Graduate Center)

Stacie Friend (Birkbeck College, University of London)

Jason Gaiger (The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford)

Lydia Goehr (Columbia University)


From whichever perspective we approach the realm of the arts, the imagination has long been considered central to our experience and understanding of it. In some contexts, the purposeful exercise of the imagination is held to be intimately bound up with the role of art and thus also with why we value it in the first place. But has this link between the imagination and the arts come to be felt so surely that we have begun to under-theorize it and take it for granted?      

There are at least two pressing reasons to re-examine the relation between the imagination and the arts. First, in the last couple of decades, considerable progress has been made in our understanding of the imagination and its applications. Developments in the philosophy of mind, for example, have equipped us not only with a taxonomy of several different kinds of imagination, but also an enhanced grasp of how the imagination feeds into creativity, mental imagery and our general cognitive architecture. But have these advances been sufficiently introduced into the discourse of aesthetics? Do practitioners, theorists and philosophers working in the arts need to look more closely at our concepts of the imagination?    

Second, much 21st-century art challenges our imagination in new and often uncharted ways. How should we approach today’s artworks and with what tools do we best appreciate it? Does the imagination play an increased, decreased or simply different role in the art of today, and how might such changes necessitate revisions to the concepts of art with which we operate in practice and theory? Does the imagination play a different kind of role in different kinds of art and, if so, what are the ramifications for theories purporting to unify the arts?

Proposals for papers on these and other questions related to the theme of Philosophy, Imagination and the Arts are warmly invited.  

Conference venue: Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Please send abstracts (approx. 250 words) by 15th March 2016 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Notification of acceptance: 1st April 2015.

Non-presenting participants are also welcome. (NB Please register before 1st May 2016.)


For more information:

Announcement from the Organising Committee of ICA Seoul 2016


Due to numerous requests to extend the deadline of early registration and abstract submission, the Organising Committee of 2016 ICA Seoul is pleased to announce that we will continue to accept abstract submissions until April 15, 2016. Until then, early registration fee will be applied. Those who wish to modify their abstract contents may do so until April 15 as well.

Thank you for your interest and participation.


The monograph entitled “Performing Cultures” is a part of proceedings of 19th International Congress of Aesthetics which was held in Cracow, Poland in July of 2013. The meeting’s theme, “Aesthetics in Action”, provoked a fruitful debate on practical aspects of the discipline, which allowed researchers coming from different countries and cultural backgrounds to indicate and analyze areas where aesthetics applies to daily life actions. The volume contains analyses of aesthetic practices at their roots, coming from different cultural backgrounds. It covers: everyday aesthetics and interculture studies, architecture and urban studies, body and self fashioning researches as well as media and technological researches.


About the Editor

Jakub Petri

Institute of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University Cracow (Poland)

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Naturalizing Aesthetics is a volume which has grown out from the 19th International Congress of Aesthetics which was held in late July 2013 in Krakow (Poland). The papers selected show new openings for the field which is in a constant fluctuation. The book aims to provide the readers with an assessment of the newest state of research on naturalist aesthetics, understood in the broadest way.


About the Editors

Ewa Chudoba

Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

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Krystyna Wilkoszewska

Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

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