SAP sponsored event: Interpersonal Relations: Ethics, Aesthetics, and Phenomenology

The goal of the workshop is to stage a conversation between philosophers thinking about, on the one hand, the phenomenology of interpersonal interaction, including its aesthetic dimension, and on the other hand, those thinking about the normative relations between people. 

Here are some key questions that give a further sense of our theme.

– Do the phenomenologies of shame, embarrassment, love, trust, resentment and other reactive attitudes cast light on the grounds of interpersonal normativity?
– What is the connection between deontic interpersonal normativity (i.e. relations of right and duty) and evaluative interpersonal normativity (i.e. relations of liking and disliking, and judgment of people as good or bad)?
– What is the nature of evaluative interpersonal normativity?
– How do judgments of beauty bear on the above topics?
– Should we, as far as possible, refrain from judging whether people are beautiful?
– Or, alternatively, is aesthetic sensitivity between people somehow important to valuable interpersonal relations? If so, how?

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