The Stieren Arts Enrichment Series presents Kathleen Higgins, a philosophy professor at the University of Texas at Austin, who will be speaking about "Aesthetics, Empathy, and Bereavement." The lecture is free and open to the public.
Higgins' lecture will explore artistic devices and aesthetic strategies that help communicate the bizarre phenomenology of bereavement, thus enabling empathy for those not directly acquainted with this kind of loss. The lecture will be followed by a brief Q&A and reception.
Kathleen Higgins is a professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. Her main areas of research are philosophy of music, aesthetics, continental philosophy, and philosophy of emotion. Her books include The Music between Us: Is Music a Universal Language? and The Music of our Lives. Higgins has been a visiting researcher at the University of Vienna, the Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, the Australian National University, and the Canberra School of Music, as well as a Resident Scholar at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Study and Conference Center. She is also a frequent visiting professor at the University of Auckland and is currently President of the American Society for Aesthetics.
The Stieren Arts Enrichment Series is made possible by Jane and the late Arthur Stieren of San Antonio.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:30pm to 8:30pm
One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212