An open-access journal for articles, interviews and book reviews

Debates in Aesthetics is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for articles, interviews and book reviews. Published by the British Society of Aesthetics, the journal’s principal aim is to provide the philosophical community with a dedicated venue for debate in aesthetics and the philosophy of art.

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Volume 15 No 1

In this general issue there are three original articles that range in topic from the use of technology to facilitate sublime experiences, the static-dynamic puzzle of still life works, to the role of authenticity in aesthetic appreciation. We are also happy to present an interview with Terry Diffey, emeritus professor at the University of Sussex and long-standing member of the British Society of Aesthetics.

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Table of Contents

SENSORY AUGMENTATION AND THE TACTILE SUBLIME Yorick Berta
STILL MOVING Vanessa Brassey
ORIGINALISM AND ANTI-ORIGINALISM: STYLE AND AUTHENTICITY IN AESTHETIC APPRECIATION Lisa Giombini
TERRY DIFFEY: A PHILOSOPHICAL LIFE Jeffrey Petts
EDITORS’ INTRODUCTION Claire Anscomb & Eleen M Deprez

Volume 14

This issue contains four articles that seek to challenge or develop aspects of the work of Jenefer Robinson, including her views on issues such as the paradox of fiction, pictorial expression, the nature of the emotions, and the centrality of the emotions for understanding certain works of art, along with a response from Robinson. It also features a short piece by Hans Maes in which he develops an account of the importance of doing philosophy in conversation, and appositely, an interview with Murray Smith in which he discusses his commitment to the naturalistic enterprise in aesthetics and the philosophy of art in conversation with Angelo Cioffi.

Volume 13

 

This first issue of Debates in Aesthetics is concerned with the work of Stephen Davies; and, perhaps unsurprisingly given Davies’ prodigious interest in music, all three of the commentaries contained within this issue focus on his contributions to debates in the philosophy of music.

Volume 13
2nd February 2017

HOMININ MUSICALITY AND MUSICAL EXPRESSIVITY Revisiting Davies’ Contour Theory

Anton Killin
Volume 13
2nd February 2017

MUSICAL VERSIONS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS Disputing Stephen Davies’ Account

Nemesio Puy
Volume 13
2nd February 2017

MUSIC MATTERS Responding to Killin, Ravasio, and Puy

Stephen Davies
Volume 13
2nd February 2017

EXPRESSION, EVOLUTION, AND ONTOLOGY Debating the Work of Stephen Davies

Ryan Paul Doran and Shelby Moser
Volume 13
2nd February 2017

STEPHEN DAVIES ON THE ISSUE OF LITERALISM

Matteo Ravasio

Older Issues

Postgraduate Journal of AestheticsVolume 1
2nd February 2020

Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics, Vol. 1, No. 1, April 2004

Cain Samuel Todd, Rufus Duits, and Gary Jaeger
Postgraduate Journal of AestheticsVolume 4
20th February 2020

Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics, Vol. 4, No. 2, August 2007

Menno Boogaard, Iskra Fileva, Jenefer Robinson
Postgraduate Journal of AestheticsVolume 6
23rd February 2020

Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics, Vol. 6, No. 1, April 2009

Gregory Currie, Geoff Stevenson, Johannes Schmitt
Postgraduate Journal of AestheticsVolume 7
23rd February 2020

Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics, Vol 7. No. 2, August 2010

Aaron Meskin, Tom McClelland, Mario Slugan, Adam Wills, Connell Vaughan

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