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FAB FLOCK FIVE 2015

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In response to the absence of Philosophical Aesthetics in the Philosopher’s Annual, AFB has started annually recognizing excellent work in the field. We have dubbed this the “AFB Fab Flock Five”. And it’s time for the 2015 edition!

A panel of ten judges were tasked with nominating what they thought to be particularly outstanding papers in Aesthetics & Philosophy of Art published in 2015 (judges could not nominate their own work). From those nominations, five papers were selected.

We present to you…

The 2015 AFB Fab Flock Five

Dominic McIver Lopes. Aesthetic Experts, Guides to Value. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 73 (3): 235-246.

Nick Riggle. On the Aesthetic Ideal. British Journal of Aesthetics, 55 (4): 433-447.

Eva Dadlez, Ink, Art, and Expression: Philosophical Questions about Tattoos. Philosophy Compass 10 (11): 739-753.

Mohan Matthen. Play, Skill, and the Origins of Perceptual Art. British Journal of Aesthetics 55 (2): 173-197.

Nils-Hennes Stear. Imaginative and Fictionality Failure. Philosopher’s Imprint 15 (34): 1-18.

Thanks to our judges and congratulations to the winners!

 

Click here for the 2014 Fab Flock Five
And here for the 2012-2013 Fab Flock Five

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AFB Fab Flock Five 2014

In response to the complete and continued neglect of Philosophical Aesthetics by Philosophers’ Annual, last year began AFB’s annual recognition of outstanding work in the field dubbed The AFB Annual Fab Flock Five. Well, it’s that time again!

A panel of seven judges were tasked with nominating what they thought to be particularly outstanding papers in Aesthetics & Philosophy of Art published in 2014 (judges could not nominate their own work). From those nominations, five papers were selected.

I present to you…

The 2014 AFB Fab Flock Five

Shen-yi Liao, Nina Strohminger, & Chandra Sekhar Sripada. Empirically Investigating Imaginative Resistance. British Journal of Aesthetics 54: 339-355.

Stephanie Ross. When Critics Disagree: Prospects for Realism in Aesthetics. Philosophical Quarterly 64: 590-618.

Julian Dodd. The Possibility of Profound Music. British Journal of Aesthetics 54:299-322.

Dustin Stokes. Cognitive Penetration and the Perception of Art. Dialectica 68 (1):1-34.

Eileen John. Literature and Disagreement. Proceedings of the Aristotelean Society 114: 239-260.

 

Fab Flock Five Judges

Christopher Bartel (Appalachian State)
Julian Dodd (Manchester)
James Hamilton (Kansas State)
Christy Mag Uidhir (Houston)
James Shelley (Auburn)
Sarah Worth (Furman)
Nick Zangwill (Hull)

Click Here for the AFB 2012-2013 Fab Flock Five


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AFB Fab Flock Five 2012 & 2013

Many of you may recall the previous discussion (here) about the near total absence in Philosophers’ Annual of articles dealing with issues in Philosophy of Art & Aesthetics. In response, many of you suggested AFB host its own annual recognition of outstanding papers in the field. Well, here you are.

A panel of nine judges were tasked with nominating what they thought to be particularly outstanding papers published in 2012 and 2013 (judges could not nominate their own work). From those nominations, five papers were selected for each year. I present to you…

The AFB Fab Flock Five
2012 & 2013!

 The Fab Flock Five 2012

A.W. Eaton. Robust Immoralism. Journal Of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 70: 281-292.

Stacie Friend. Fiction as Genre. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 112: 179-209.

Robert Hopkins. Factive Pictorial Experience: What is Really Special about Photographs? Nous 46: 709-731.

Carolyn Korsmeyer. Touch and the Experience of the Genuine. British Journal of Aesthetics 52: 365-377.

Richard Moran. Kant, Proust, and the Appeal of Beauty. Critical Inquiry 38: 298-329.

The Fab Flock Five 2013

Fabian Dorsch. Non‐Inferentialism About Justification: The Case of Aesthetic Judgements. Philosophical Quarterly 63: 660-682.

Gabriel Greenberg. Beyond Resemblance. Philosophical Review 122: 215-287.

Louise Hanson. The Reality of (Non‐Aesthetic) Artistic Value. Philosophical Quarterly 63: 492-508.

Aaron Meskin, Mark Phelan, Margaret Moore, & Matthew Kieran. Mere Exposure to Bad Art. British Journal of Aesthetics 53: 139-164.

James Shelley. Hume and the Joint Verdict of True Judges. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 71: 145-153.

 

Fab Flock Five Judges

Catharine Abell (Manchester)
Susan Feagin (Temple)
James Harold (Mt. Holyoke)
Robert Hopkins (NYU)
Sherri Irvin (Oklahoma)
Jennifer Judkins (UCLA)
Christy Mag Uidhir (Houston)
Derek Matravers (Open University)
Aaron Meskin (Leeds)