After Valladolid in 2014, Braga will host the second Iberian Meeting on Aesthetics. These meetings intend to foster the collaboration between Portuguese and Spanish scholars on philosophical aesthetics, as well as the promotion and open discussion of rigorous research in the field. This year’s edition is devoted to the topic of “aesthetic concepts”. Jerome Stolnitz once considered “disinterestedness” to be the only truly aesthetic concept available since all others were either misconceptions or metaphorical transfers from other philosophical areas. This meeting proposes an opportunity to reassess the use of a wide range of concepts with which philosophers have been seeking to apprehend the aesthetic phenomena.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Carlos João Correia (Univ. Lisboa)
  • Ana García Varas (Univ. Zaragoza)
  • Arto Haapala (Univ. Helsínquia)

We invite philosophers and scholars to submit 700 word abstracts for papers in philosophical aesthetics, particularly (but not exclusively) on matters related to the topic of “aesthetic concepts”, including:

  • “Aesthetic semantics”
  • “Philosophy of art criticism”
  • “History of aesthetics”
  • “Art in the age of pluralism”
  • “Metaphor”
  • “Artistic interpretation”

Presentation of papers: 30 minutes plus 15 minutes of discussion.

Portuguese, English, and Spanish will be official languages at the conference.

Correspondência e envio de comunicações:

Vítor Moura, Philosophy Department, University of Minho []

Organizers: Vítor Moura (Univ. Minho), Nuno Crespo (Univ. Nova de Lisboa) y María José Alcaraz (Univ. Múrcia).

Scientific Committee:

  • Anna Christina Ribeiro (Texas Tech University)
  • Antonio Molina (Univ. Sevilha)
  • Francisca Pérez Carreño (Univ. Múrcia)
  • Gerard Vilar (Univ. Autónoma de Barcelona)
  • João Maria André (Univ. Coimbra)
  • João Pedro Cachopo (Univ. Nova de Lisboa)
  • Sixto Castro (Univ. Valladolid)
  • Vicente Jarque (Univ. Castilla-La Mancha)

With the support of Sociedad Española de Estética y Teoría de las Artes:



Deadline for submission of abstracts:

15 June 2015

Acceptance confirmation by:

31 July 2015

Registration fee: 40€ [normal fee] / 20€ [students/unemployeds]

Optional: 15 € for the conference dinner.


NIB: 0033000045404319012 05 [Millenium]

IBAN: PT50 – 0033 – 0000 – 45404319012 – 05


*Please send a copy of the receipt by e-mail to (or contact for informations) and confirm presence for the lunch.

*Optionally payment can be made in the first day of the converence venue

The conference will be held at the University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, Auditório de Engenharia II.

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Universidade do Minho
Campus de Gualtar
4710-057 Braga