CfP: 5th European Summer School in Process Thought, August 6-10, 2018


The Faculty of Arts of the University of South Bohemia is proud to be hosting the 5th ESSPT, which will be devoted to a wide range of aesthetic themes and problems considered from the point of view of process thought.

Whitehead uses aesthetic notions in a very broad sense and they are related to any “occasion” in the world; hence, these concepts are related to inanimate entities and even to physical entities, such as electrons. Thus, for Whitehead, the concepts are defined in much broader contexts than traditional aesthetics does. This is the first level of inquiry. The second level of considerations of the Summer School will consist in outlining Whiteheadian aesthetics in the narrower sense. The third basic level of research of the Summer School will consist in the analysis of the aesthetic consideration of other philosophers, who either share with Whitehead his emphasis on process (Samuel Alexander, John Dewey, William James, Bertrand Morris, Henri Bergson, etc.) or were directly influenced by him (Charles Hartshorne, Susanne Langer, Donald Sherburne, Mary Alice Wyman and others). We welcome papers, which not only directly consider one of the mentioned levels, but all presentations analysing aesthetic experience and works of art from the standpoint of process philosophy.



Organiser: Faculty of arts, University of South Bohemia (Martin Kaplický); European Society for Process Thought (Helmut Maassen)



When: August 6-10, 2018

Where: Filozofická fakulta Jihočeské univerzity v Českých Budějovicích

Branišovská 31a

370 05 České Budějovice

Czech Republic

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 31, 2018

Information on Abstracts: Abstract should contain name of the author, affiliation, name of the paper and its length should be 300–500 words.

Notification of acceptance: May 30, 2018