The Importance of Being Subtle

Faculty Lunch Talk speaker Alexandra KingWe praise art for all kinds of things—for being beautiful, striking, insightful, and not least of all, we praise it for being subtle. But what is subtlety? How do we identify it, and why should it be valuable?

Alexandra King, Wheaton/Brown Faculty Fellow in Philosophy, will present answers to these questions and offer her thoughts on why subtleties outside of the artistic sphere might be valuable too.
The talk is scheduled for Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. in President’s Dining Room.  All are welcome to attend.