Beauty, Art, and Nature: Plato, Plotinus, and Land Art


Location: Saint Mary's College, LeMans Hall, Stapleton Lounge

John Haldane, director of the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland; chairman of the Royal Institute for Philosophy in London; and consultor to the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture in Rome

Professor Haldane will discuss changing accounts of the aesthetic significance of nature, examining the influence of Plato and Plotinus and exploring elements of minimalism and conceptualism in recent Anglo-American art.

A reception will follow.

This event is open to the public.