ALP Conference

The ‘Art and the Limits of Perception’ conference will bring together aestheticians and philosophers of perception, with arts practitioners (as discussants at large) to explore how thinking about art might help illuminate the limits of perception. Read more about our project here.

Venue: King’s Manor, room K133

April 24th

1-1.30: Opening remarks

1.30-2.45: Maarten Steenhagen (Cambridge). Models of sound reproduction.

2.45-3: Break

3-4.15: Jenny Judge (NYU). The surprising thing about musical surprise.

4.15-4.30: Break

4.30-5.45: Bence Nanay (Antwerp). Global aesthetics.

Drinks and Dinner at The Star Inn the City

April 25th

9.15-10.30: Anya Farennikova (Bristol). Art of absence.

10.30-10.45: Break

10.45-12: Cain Todd (Lancaster). Transparency, imagination, and time in aesthetic experience.

12-1: Lunch

1-2.15: Dawn Wilson (Hull). Seeing what things look like photographed.

2.15-2.30: Break

2.30-3.45: Catharine Abell (Manchester). Depiction, systems of representation and resemblance.

3.45-4.30: General discussion.

Abstracts for the conference talks are here.

The conference is free to attend, but, since places are limited, please register by emailing For those who are not members of the ALP network, there will be a small fee (£7.50) for lunch on the 25th. There are also some places available at the conference meal for £35, including wine.