Philosophy PhD candidate Frank Boardman will lead a discussion about Aesthetics.
In preparation for the meeting, please read The Definition of Art from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and Colin Radford's article How Can We Be Moved By The Fate Of Anna Karenina?
Both articles are posted on the Philosophy-in-Manhattan meetup page. Click on More -> Files. The Definition of Art is 21 pages, but the last 3 pages are a bibliography that you don't need to read. The Radford article is 28 pages, but the pages are quite small.