I work on the rational and cognitive nature of aesthetic judgment and aesthetic feelings, and on the nature of aesthetic value and agency. I am currently completing a book on the logical form and sui generis type of rationality of Kant’s notion of aesthetic judgment. In addition, I’ve been developing and defending an account of aesthetic value that occupies a neglected alternative between contemporary aesthetic hedonism and its non-affective cognitive denial. This project concerns issues in the epistemology of emotions, evaluative perception, reasons and fittingness.
Auburn UniversityDepartment of PhilosophyProfessor
Department of Philosophy
Auburn, Alabama, United States of America