Philosophy Colloquium 

Friday, April 12, 2019

3:00pm in Mackinac Hall BLL-110 (Basement)

David Vessey (GVSU Philosophy Department)

The Line Between Art and Life: Dewey, the Philosophers of Life, and the Happenings Movement

Abstract: Dewey's Art as Experience opens with two chapters on “The Live Creature.” I will argue he is influenced by the Lebensphilosophie movement prominent in Germany in the first decades of the 20th century. I will also show how the debates over whether art can be continuous with everyday life persisted among the “Happenings” artists in the early 1960s.




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