Thursday, December 8, 2016


The Finnish Society for Aesthetics and The Slovak Association for Aesthetics have recognized Mădălina Diaconu’s article “Longing for Clouds – Does Beautiful Weather haveto be Fine?” for receipt of the Article of the Year in the Field of Aesthetics award.

The main goal of the nomination is to highlight some of the good work in our field which easily goes unnoticed following the immense amount of publication within this tiny discipline. We hope that at least one great article, would every year, find all the readers it deserves! “Longing for Clouds” was published in Contemporary Aesthetics (2015, Volume 13).

This year’s jury, Max Ryynänen (FSA), Zoltan Somhegyi (FSA) and Peter Breznan (SAA) chose the article for the following reasons:

- the topic is highly original and it has universal appeal (we all deal with weather)
- the methodology used is fusionist in a way which makes it suitable reading for all representants of all schools of philosophy

Last year's jury Michaela Pastekova (SAA) & Veera Launis FSA) chose Eileen John's "Meals, Art, and Artistic Value” (Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics, 2014, No. 2, 50th Anniversary Issue, pp. 254-268) to be the article of the year.

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