Aesthetics for Birds

Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art for Everyone

March 15, 2018
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Where to Study Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

This post provides all of the information that is currently available about where to formally study aesthetics and philosophy of art. Note: There is a more recent version of this post here, from December 2020. It also includes a request for help from those working on aesthetics and philosophy of art in universities in the English-speaking world. Kathleen Stock (Sussex) has created a document that aims to comprehensively catalog all faculty working in these areas. But we need your help to fill it in!

December 9, 2014
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Philosophical Gourmet Report & Philosophy of Art Specialty Rankings

The 2014 Philosophical Gourmet Report is now live (here) along with the results of the Philosophy of Art Specialty Rankings (here). A few initial observations to get some discussion going: 1. As has always been the case, the rankings are largely based upon the presence of a single senior faculty member working in the field. 2. Here’s a quick breakdown of the seven evaluators for the Philosophy of Art Specialty Ranking: # of women: 0/7 # who work primarily in History of Philosophy: 3/7 # of junior faculty: 1/7 # with degrees from US programs: 4/7 # with positions that are currently or have primarily been located outside US: 5/7 3. I’d be interested to see how the rankings square with the data collected here, here, and here.