Symposium Panel: Beauty and Pleasure in the Good Life
Date: 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT October 28, 2009 Location: Stamm Hall
As important as material and financial security are to the good life, we all know that aesthetic dimensions are important too, and environmentalists often extol the beauty of nature. Is the good life mostly about doing good, or is it about experiencing beauty and pleasure as well? How can the arts help us reimagine a pleasurable good life? What of the discoveries of science, with their own attendant beauty and pleasure? And what about nature, which for some is a primary source of aesthetic inspiration: is this possible or even desirable for everyone?