Aesthetics for Birds

Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art for Everyone

October 22, 2015
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Multi-Origin Art

What follows is a guest post by Joshua Spencer and Chris Tillman . Joshua Spencer is an assistant professor of philosophy at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He studies, primarily, metaphysics and philosophy of language. But he likes most philosophical topics. … Continue reading

June 16, 2015
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DIVERSITY READING LIST

This announcement comes courtesy of Simon Fokt (Leeds) The Diversity Reading List enables teachers to quickly locate high-quality texts from under-represented groups that are directly relevant to their teaching. Currently, the list focuses on ethics, but in the near future … Continue reading

April 14, 2015
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ARTIST INTERVIEW: RACHEL HECKER

Visual Artist Rachel Hecker interviewed by Alex King Rachel Hecker is a visual artist and an Associate Professor of painting at the University of Houston School of Art. Her conceptually based projects, from contemporary portraits of Jesus to levitating bottles … Continue reading

March 12, 2015
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AFB Artworld Championship Tournament Challenge

**UPDATE: In Advance of the Broken Arm has replaced King Lear in the official bracket. Download updated bracket here** **UPDATE: Schedule for 1st-Round Match-Ups March 17th & March 18th** With March Madness quickly upon us, I thought I’d host a tourney bracket contest with artworks in … Continue reading

November 18, 2014
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HIGH ART, LOW ART, AND THE STATUS OF AESTHETICS

What follows is a guest post by Alex King (Buffalo). It’s a sad truth that aesthetics isn’t taken particularly seriously in the contemporary philosophical scene. And I think Bence Nanay is right to suggest that this is in part due … Continue reading

October 23, 2014
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Keeping Our Place

What follows is a guest post by Jennifer Judkins. Jennifer is an Adjunct Professor at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, where she teaches music bibliography for performers and guides graduate research. She spent many years standing in the … Continue reading

September 24, 2014
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ARTIST INTERVIEW: SIMON MORRIS

Conceptual Artist Simon Morris interviewed by philosopher Darren Hudson Hick Though he seems to spend most of his time playing with cats, Darren Hudson Hick is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Texas Tech University, where his research focuses … Continue reading

July 19, 2014
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“…as Ornithology Is for the Birds”

What follows is a guest post by Donald Brook. Almost everyone takes Barnett Newman’s remark that ‘Aesthetics is for the artist as Ornithology is for the birds’ to be insightfully true. In spite of this the sense in which it … Continue reading