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cfp Laocoonte 5, Panorama: The Philosophy of Photography - SEyTA
Laocoonte is the journal of the Spanish Society for Aesthetics and Art Theory (Sociedad Española de Estética y Teoría de las Artes, SEyTA). Laocoonte invites paper submissions on the philosophy of photography for its monographic Panorama section of volume 5, 2018. Laocoonte invites paper submissions on the philosophy of photography for its monographic Panorama section of volume 5, 2018. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2018. Since its inception photography has motivated numerous reflexions about the nature of images and about their artistic modes of production. Photography has engaged thinkers both as a medium and as a mechanism that raises fundamental questions. Besides critical concerns, investigations about photography also directly relate to the theory of knowledge, to the theory of the image, to aesthetics and the theory of art, to the philosophy of history, to ethics, and to many other philosophical areas. The aesthetic analyses of the modes and means of the photographic image have always been influenced by the aesthetic understanding of contemporary images. Thus, theories have constructed the photographic image as a footprint, as a representation, or as a mechanism for preserving reality (which, in turn, helped to accelerate the liberation of painting from mimesis). Laocoonte seeks …