•  6
    Note from the Editors
    with Simo Säätelä, Gisela Bengtsson, and Oskari Kuusela
    Nordic Wittgenstein Review 9. 2020.
  • Carne y Arena
    Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift 54 (4): 232-246. 2019.
  •  3
    Bazin, an Early Late Modernist
    Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 77 (3): 295-306. 2019.
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    Å forstå langsomt- Om Wittgensteins litterære metode
    Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift 43 (4): 286-294. 2008.
  •  3
    A common critique directed at many philosophical readings of films is that they fall short of paying careful attention to film aesthetics. The film-philosopher Robert Sinnerbrink, who defends what he has dubbed ‘romantic film-philosophy’, is a notable exception on this score. Taking his cues from Stanley Cavell's writings on film, Sinnerbrink has developed and argued for a notion of philosophical criticism that takes aesthetic qualities of film into consideration. This paper attempts to relate S…Read more
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    This paper discusses how Wittgenstein’s thinking informs recent conversations about art and aesthetic practice by examining his influence on the work of the noted modernist art critic, Michael Fried. Fried considers an excerpt from Wittgenstein’s Culture and Value, with a puzzling thought experiment, to help us see more clearly the Canadian artist Jeff Wall’s photographic vision and aesthetic. I consider Fried’s account of the photographic practice of Jeff Wall, especially his photograph Morning…Read more
  • Philosophical Method as a Technique of Art
    Literature & Aesthetics 20 (2): 106-122. 2010.
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    Wittgenstein’s Distinction between Primary and Secondary Sense Reconsidered
    Journal of Philosophical Research 35 259-274. 2010.
    This essay discusses Wittgenstein’s suggestion that we may speak of a distinction between a word’s primary and secondary senses. Instead of seeing the distinction merely as an example of a puzzling language use, many commentators have attempted to work out the distinction in terms of a supplement to a general theory of sense that they presume Wittgenstein developed in his later writings. I don’t think it is fair to ascribe such systematic aspirations to Wittgenstein.Indeed, Wittgenstein speaks e…Read more
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    Wittgenstein’s Distinction between Primary and Secondary Sense Reconsidered
    Journal of Philosophical Research 35 259-274. 2010.
    This essay discusses Wittgenstein’s suggestion that we may speak of a distinction between a word’s primary and secondary senses. Instead of seeing the distinction merely as an example of a puzzling language use, many commentators have attempted to work out the distinction in terms of a supplement to a general theory of sense that they presume Wittgenstein developed in his later writings. I don’t think it is fair to ascribe such systematic aspirations to Wittgenstein.Indeed, Wittgenstein speaks e…Read more