Jenefer Robinson

Annual Phi Sigma Tau Lecture to feature Jenefer Robinson

Professor of Philosophy at The University at Cincinnati to speak on April 19 at The College of Wooster

12 April, 2016 by Sarah Stanley

WOOSTER, Ohio – Jenefer Robinson, professor of philosophy at The University of Cincinnati, will present “Empathy through/with/for Music” at the annual Phi Sigma Tau Lecture on Tuesday, April 19, in Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall (303 E. University St.). The lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a dessert reception.

Robinson received her B.A. and M.A from Sussex University and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Her research interests include aesthetics, and philosophy of psychology/philosophy of the mind (emotion theory). Her book, Deeper than Reason applied recent advances in emotion theory to issues in aesthetics, such as the expression of emotion in the arts, how music arouses emotions and moods, and how the emotional experience of literature and music in particular can be a mode of understanding and appreciation. She is president of the American Society for Aesthetics and is currently writing a book on emotion.

Phi Sigma Tau is the International Honor Society in Philosophy. Founded in 1930 and incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in 1955, the Society now has a network of over 200 chapters throughout the United States and Canada, at both public and private institutions of higher learning. The purpose of Phi Sigma Tau is to encourage interest and activity among students and to promote ties between philosophy departments in accredited institutions. The College of Wooster Department of Philosophy has been a member of Phi Sigma Tau since March 1983.

Robinson’s lecture is sponsored by The Department of Philosophy. Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2380) or email.