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John Hyman – “Truth and Truthfulness in Painting” (London Aesthetics Forum)

25 March 2020, 4:00 PM6:00 PM GMT

John Hyman, RoR’s PI, will give a talk at The London Aesthetics Forum, on Wednesday 25 March 2020, 16.00–18.00, in Room 246, Second Floor, Senate House. (This talk was originally scheduled to be given on 12 February.)


In Truth and Truthfulness, Bernard Williams examines a “suspicion about truth itself”, which he claims is “very prominent in modern thought and culture”.  I shall examine a similar “suspicion” in the theory of art, and discuss the bearing of truth and truthfulness in painting on the theory of truth itself.

For more information, see: https://philosophy.sas.ac.uk/events/event/21625

The London Aesthetics Forum (LAF) is a Forum of the Institute of Philosophy at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. With lectures on topics in aesthetics and philosophy of art, LAF aims to stimulate philosophical reflection on art. Their events are free and open to all. You can view their programme of events, sign up for the newsletter, or browse their archives and podcasts.


25 March 2020
4:00 PM–6:00 PM GMT
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Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London
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Senate House, University of London
Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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