Philosophy in the Arts
Robert Pippin with Jensen Suther
Throughout his distinguished career, Robert B. Pippin has examined the relationship between philosophy and the arts. With his writings on film, literature, and visual modernism, he has shown that there are aesthetic objects that cannot be properly understood unless we acknowledge and reflect on the philosophical concerns that are integral to their meaning. In this conversation with Jensen Suther, Pippin will explore how works of art can take on philosophical ambitions, contributing to philosophy in ways that transcend the discipline’s traditional analytic and discursive forms.
Robert B. Pippin is the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. He is a past winner of the Mellon Distinguished Achievement Award in the Humanities, a Guggenheim Fellowship, is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, of the American Philosophical Society, and is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences. His latest book, Philosophy by Other Means, is published in May by Chicago University Press.
Jensen Suther is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at Yale University. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in a range of academic and popular publications, including Modernism/modernity, b2o: an online journal, The Review of Metaphysics, Radical Philosophy, and Los Angeles Review of Books. twitter.com/jensensuther