Laura di Summa: “Building a Philosophy of Fashion”

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: Engelska parken – Eng2/1022 and Zoom (contact Irene Martinez Marin for link)
  • Organiser: Department of Philosophy
  • Contact person: Irene Martinez Marin
  • Seminarium

The Higher Seminar in Aesthetics (NB, time.)

Laura di Summa, William Patterson University: “Building a Philosophy of Fashion”


Abstract
In this paper, I explore the importance and challenges of building a philosophy of fashion. In particular, I will analyze the role that fashion can play in refining the notion of performative identity and the overall contribution that fashion can bring to the burgeoning field of body aesthetics. I will also sketch what I take to be a philosophical definition of fashion and look at its broad ethical and aesthetic implications.