The Institute of Philosophy of the Research Center for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences kindly invites you to the upcoming talk of its seminar series:


FERENC HÖRCHER: Aesthetic Thought and Practice in Courtly Culture: The case of Sir Philip Sidney


Date and Venue of the lecture: 30 April 2013, 16.00 pm, Institute of Philosophy, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 30. Országház Street, 2. floor, "Pepita" room.


The key question of the paper was brought up at the intersection of two parallel research projects. One of them, an OTKA-project, focused on late Renaissance, early modern aesthetic thought, the other, an NKA research, was to provide an overall picture of the aesthetic thought of the age of Enlightenment. Both of them led to the figure and oeuvre of Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586). The figure, cult and poetic work (The Defence of Poetry (1596)) of the English poet, courtier and soldier raises the following question: What does the concept of taste mean in this period, and how does it connect moral philosophy with politics and aesthetics?