This post appears as part of a collaboration between Oxford University Press and AFB.
This edition of the Artworld Roundtable will focus on Conversations on Art and Aesthetics. The book contains interviews with ten prominent philosophers of art. The interviews are conducted by philosopher Hans Maes, who is Senior Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Art, and Director of the Aesthetics Research Centre at the University of Kent at Canterbury. Accompanying these interviews are portraits by photographer Steve Pyke.
From the book’s website, where you can also read excerpts and view the portraits:
In Conversations on Art and Aesthetics, Hans Maes discusses … key questions in aesthetics with ten world-leading philosophers of art. The exchanges are direct, open, and sharp, and give a clear account of these thinkers’ core ideas and intellectual development. They also offer new insights into, and a deeper understanding of, contemporary issues in the philosophy of art.
The ten interviewees are Jerrold Levinson, Arthur Danto, Cynthia Freeland, Carolyn Korsmeyer, Jenefer Robinson, Roger Scruton, Gregory Currie, Paul Guyer, Noël Carroll, and Kendall Walton.
Our contributors are:
- Angelo Cioffi (Kent)
- Irene Martínez Marín (Uppsala)
- Derek Matravers (Open University)
- Jenefer Robinson (Cincinnati)
- Elisabeth Schellekens (Uppsala)
- Dawn M. Wilson (Hull)