Thursday 2 May 2013

Lambert Zuidervaart in Kalamazoo

Senior Member Lambert Zuidervaart will be a featured speaker and guest at a major conference on “Art, Social Justice, and Critical Theory” at Kalamazoo College in West Michigan, May 16-18. Friday morning of the conference is devoted to his work—especially his books Artistic Truth and Art in Public—and the work of the German philosopher Martin Seel. It features papers on Zuidervaart and Seel’s philosophies of art by Professors Paul Guyer (University of Pennsylvania), Richard Eldridge (Swarthmore College), Michael Kelly (University of North Carolina), and Elizabeth Millán (DePaul University). Zuidervaart and Seel will give responses to all four papers, and on Friday afternoon they will comment on a paper about Schopenhauer’s aesthetics by Professor Sandra Shapshay (Indiana University) and a paper about Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty by Professor Veronique Fóti (Pennsylvania State University). Lambert also will moderate a panel discussion about “Museums and Curatorship” on Saturday morning. The conference is sponsored by the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, and it is free and open to the public. More information is posted at