The American Society for Aesthetics (ASA) have released a statement regarding the renewed interest and concern surrounding last year’s sexual harassment incident and their policies on discrimination, harassment, and respectful behavior. The text of their statement is reproduced below.
The American Society for Aesthetics is pleased to announced that the ASA Board of Trustees has unanimously approved adding a “Green Membership” option, commencing on January 1, 2017. The traditional print membership will continue, at the same dues rates in 2017 as 2016. Features of the Green Membership option include: All member benefits except any and all mailing of print materials, including JAAC, the ASA Newsletter, and any additional postal mailings during the green membership term; Green members will continue to be able to access all JAAC issues in the Wiley On-Line Library (which commences with Vol. 59-2011) immediately upon publication; access to the Wiley On-Line Library is restricted to 100 pages/day; Green members will be able to access all current and archived issues of the ASA Newsletter on the ASA web site via the member log-in; A reduction in dues ranging from $3/year (domestic) to $18/year (international). The switch to green … Continue reading →
JAAC Book Review Editor Recruitment The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism invites applications for the position of Book Review Editor. The new editorial appointment begins February 1, 2018. The primary duty of the Book Review Editor is to commission book reviews for each of the quarterly issues of the Journal. The Journal publishes approximately 28-30 book reviews per year. The Book Review Editor has significant autonomy over the book review section of the Journal, selecting the books for review and then approving and editing the book reviews for each issue. The editor is expected to attend the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics in order to attend the Journal’s annual editorial board meeting. For more information, please follow this link. Guide to Graduate Aesthetics in North America To Be Published Preparation of the fourth edition of the Guide to Graduate Aesthetics in North America is underway, with publication on-line on … Continue reading →
December 10, 2014
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What follows is a guest post by Sherri Irvin. Sherri is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oklahoma. She specializes in aesthetics and the philosophy of art with strong interests in ethics and philosophy of race. She has written extensively on matters related to contemporary art and on aesthetic experience in everyday life and is currently working on two books, both under contract with Oxford University Press: Immaterial: A Philosophy of Contemporary Art, which argues for a view of the ontology of contemporary artworks, and Body Aesthetics, a multi-authored collection that treats the aesthetics of the body in relation to art, evolutionary theory, ethical considerations, race, age, gender, disability, sexuality and sport. Sherri is also a member of the editorial boards of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, and Philosophy Compass. UPDATE(12/10/2014)******************************************************************************** Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism editors Ted Gracyk and Bob Stecker have announced some changes to … Continue reading →
Ergo, an Open Access Journal of Philosophy published its first issue today. The first issue includes four papers plus an editorial with the data about submissions and turnaround times. Managing Editors Jonathan Weisberg & Franz Huber (Toronto) have really done an outstanding job. It’s a shame that more philosophers of art didn’t submit something. Also, as part of a multi-pronged coordinated philosophical strike, four blog posts have now appeared, one on each of the four papers in the first issue. Below are the links: Julia Jorati (OSU) on a paper in early modern by Paul Lodge (Oxford): Here Anna Mahtani (LSE) on a paper by Michael Caie (Pittsburgh): Here Ellen Clark (Oxford) on a paper in philosophy of biology by Christopher Hitchcock (Caltech) and Joel Velasco (Texas Tech): Here Thomas Nadelhoffer (Charleston) on a paper in experimental philosophy by John Turri (Waterloo): Here Come on, Aestheticians! Ergo is not only swimming in prestige but … Continue reading →
Below is the full CFP from the newly launched Ergo, An Open Access Journal of Philosophy, where I serve as area editor for Aesthetics & Philosophy of Art submissions. I think the addition of another top-flight open access philosophy journal (a la Philosophers’ Imprint) is great news for the philosophy profession and given Ergo‘s generalist aims, likewise great news for philosophical aesthetics by promising a great mainstream venue for high quality work in our field. I enthusiastically encourage you to consider submitting your work to Ergo. **NOTE: There is a special place in hell reserved for philosophers who refuse referee requests from open access journals.** Ergo CFP Ergo is a general, open access philosophy journal accepting submissions on all philosophical topics and from all philosophical traditions. This includes, among other things: history of philosophy, work in both the analytic and continental traditions, as well as formal and empirically informed philosophy. Ergo uses a triple-anonymous peer review … Continue reading →