Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art for Everyone


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The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP) seeks authors for entries in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 

The IEP is a great resource and well worth contributing to. From their “About” page:

At present, the IEP has over a million visitors per month, and about 20 million page views per year. The Encyclopedia is free of charge and available to all users of the Internet world-wide.

All entries are peer-reviewed. See here for general submission guidelines, and here for more specific guidelines for authors about the article’s content, style, format, etc. Below you’ll find a list of the current desired articles, where an asterisk indicates a particularly highly desired entry.

Abstract Art
Aesthetic Concepts
Aesthetic Education
*Aesthetic Experience
Aesthetics and Cognitive Science
*Aesthetics and Imagination
Aesthetics and Political Philosophy
*Aesthetics and Race
African Aesthetics
Art and Interpretation
*Art, Ontology of
*Art, Value of
The Artworld
Authorial Intention
Chinese Aesthetics
*Everyday Aesthetics
*Feminist Aesthetics
Food and Drink, Aesthetics of (Gustatory Aesthetics)
Indian Aesthetics
Islamic Aesthetics
Japanese Aesthetics
Mass Art
*Nature, Aesthetics of
Performance Art
Philosophy/Aesthetics of Architecture
Philosophy/Aesthetics of Dance
Philosophy/Aesthetics of Film: Analytic Perspectives
Philosophy/Aesthetics of Literature
Philosophy/Aesthetics of Painting
Philosophy/Aesthetics of Poetry
Philosophy/Aesthetics of Photography
Philosophy/Aesthetics of Sculpture
Popular Art
Sexuality and Art
The Sublime

Anyone interested in submitting an article should contact Jim Fieser at When contacting him, please indicate:

  1. your educational credentials and university affiliation,
  2. the provisional title of the proposed article, and
  3. a tentative (and realistic) date of completion; six months is typical, but it must be less than twelve.

If you’re interested in helping the IEP in other ways, here are some options.

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