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The Burman Lectures 2022. 1: From Point of View to Perspective

Time Wednesday 15 June, 2022 at 13:15 - 15:00
Place Humanities Building, Lecture hall F

The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies invites you to the annual Burman lectures in philosophy. This years invited lecturer is Professor Elisabeth Camp, Rutgers University. She will give three open lectures over three days on the theme Perspectives, Frames, and the Coercion of Intimacy. 

Lecture 1: From Point of View to Perspective

Abstract: In both ordinary speech and theoretical discourse, we often talk about ‘points of view’ and ‘perspectives’ to gesture toward ways in which agents differ in their interpretations of a common informational content.  While such perceptual language is ubiquitous and compelling, its application to abstract domains like politics, art, and science must be metaphorical.  I introduce three analogies with perception; sketch my own view of a perspective as an open-ended disposition to notice, structure, and respond to information in an intuitive, holistic way; and identify some payoffs of this analysis.

All interested are welcome to these lectures!

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