I am a doctoral candidate in Philosophy at Uppsala University and Editorial Assistant at the British Journal of Aesthetics.

My current research develops a comprehensive new cognitivism in aesthetics that attempts to explain art’s cognitive value and the normative structure of aesthetic appreciation.

This new cognitivism involves the following series of claims: (1) that art’s cognitive value is best characterized as a form of understanding akin to what epistemologists call ‘objectual understanding’. (2) That aesthetic normativity is sourced not only in narrowly ‘aesthetic’ goods and values, but in the wide gamut of goods and values which…

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