Does Pornography Have Aesthetic Value? @ TBA (Somewhere on Strand), London [6 December]

Does Pornography Have Aesthetic Value?


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06
December
18:30 - 20:00

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TBA (Somewhere on Strand)
London
Join the KCL and UCL Philosophy Societies for our third debate of this academic year!

The aesthetics of pornography is a contentious issue.

On the one hand, porn can be considered as an art form, deemed tasteful, and applauded for its aesthetic worth.

On the other hand, it can be a dangerous and politicized tool, operating as a means to subjugate (predominantly) women and diminish their self-worth.

The dichotomies between empowerment and degradation, value and disvalue, and creativity and obscenity all come into play within this aesthetic context.

We will see the students from KCL and UCL tackle these dichotomies, and other related issues, head on in an attempt to decipher whether porn possesses aesthetic value, and to what extent we can utilise this value within the artworld.

Please arrive promptly at 6.30pm so that we can start as soon as possible.

UCL and other UoL students, as well as other external guests, will need to sign-in (so bring along your university IDs and regular IDs e.g. driving licence).

This will be followed by drinks in the Philosophy Bar on Surrey Street.

We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with Sailee (UCL) or Jooseppi (KCL).
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