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What is Debates in Aesthetics?

Debates in Aesthetics (formerly The Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for short articles, interviews and book reviews (ISSN 2514-6637). Published by the British Society of Aesthetics, the journal’s principal aim is to provide the philosophical community with a dedicated venue for staging novel debates in aesthetics and the philosophy of art.

The journal is published biannually. We publish one general issue, which features original articles, book reviews and interviews with senior philosophers of art or aestheticians. We also publish an annual special issue, which focuses on a selected special topic. For these issues, we invite commentaries on an original article by a senior philosopher, which will be published alongside a response from the philosopher concerned, as well as original articles pertaining to the theme.

Who are we?

EDITORS

  • Dr Christopher Earley
    University of Liverpool
  • Dr Harry Drummond
    University of Liverpool
  • Dr Claire Anscomb
    De Montfort University

EDITORIAL BOARD

  • Dr James Grant
    Oxford University
  • Dr John Holbo
    National University of Singapore
  • Dr Dylan Trigg
    University College Dublin/University of Memphis
  • Dr Eileen John
    University of Warwick
  • Dr Aaron Meskin
    University of Leeds
  • Dr Mahlet Getachew Zimeta
    Roehampton University

PAST EDITORS

  • Dr Sarah Kiernan
    2021-2023
  • Dr Eleen M Deprez
    2018-2021
  • Dr Ryan Doran & Dr Shelby Moser
    2015-2019
  • Dr Al Baker & Dr Maarten Steenhagen
    2012-2015
  • Dr Vid Simoniti
    2010-2012
  • Dr Dan Cavedon-Taylor
    2009-2010
  • Dr Louise Hanson
    2007-2009
  • Dr Neil Dillon
    2006-2007
  • Dr Christopher Bartel
    2004-2006