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    Experimental Philosophy of Art
    Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 69 (2): 197-208. 2011.
    Although experimental philosophers have been busy kindling fires under well-worn armchairs in areas of philosophy as varied as epistemology, normative ethics, theories of reference, and the free will controversy, the philosophy of art has remained largely untouched. As Denis Dutton observes: “There is precious little reference to empirical psychology in contemporary philosophical aesthetics, almost as if philosophers of art have wanted to protect their patch from incursions by psychologists.” I …Read more
  •  58
    A modest proposal for defining a work of art
    British Journal of Aesthetics 33 (4): 313-320. 1993.
  •  40
    Weitz reconsidered: A clearer view of why theories of art fail
    British Journal of Aesthetics 38 (1): 33-46. 1998.
  •  33
    Philosophy’s Future as a Problem-Solving Discipline
    Essays in Philosophy 12 (2): 7. 2011.
    Scientists often reach provisional agreement solutions to problems central to their disciplines, whereas philosophers do not. Although philosophy has been practiced by outstanding intellects for over two thousand years, philosophers have not reached agreement, provisional or otherwise, on the solution or dissolution of any central philosophical problem by philosophical methods. What about philosophy’s future? Until about 1970, philosophers were generally optimistic. Some pinned their hopes on re…Read more
  •  32
    The logic of the goldhagen debate
    Res Publica 6 (2): 155-177. 2000.
    Since Daniel J. Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaustattempts to show that the Holocaust is explicable and can be understood largely in terms of a single cause, “eliminationist anti-Semitism”, it is not surprising that the book has generated an international debate. What is surprising is the magnitude and emotional intensity of the debate. This article argues that the deepest flaws in it Hitler's Willing Executioners,as well as the chasm of disagreement be…Read more
  •  26
    Phenomenology and Existentialism. Ed. Edward N. Lee and Maurice Mandelbaum. (review)
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 7 (2): 222-224. 1969.
    This anthology of classic essays focuses on the philosophy of Edmund Husserl and the philosophical movement to which his writings gave impetus: phenomenology. Sixty contributions from a wide variety of scholars provide an introduction to phenomenology and existentialist phenomenology. Among the contributors are Frege, Chisholm, Merleau-Ponty, Schmitt, Tillman, Gendlin, Sellars, Linsky, Dreyfus, Ryle, Solomon, Schlick, Ricoeur, Marcel, Heidegger, Sartre, Brentano, Olafson, Camus, and de Beauvoir
  •  11
    Phenomenology, Structuralism, Semiology (review)
    Philosophy and Literature 1 (3): 364-365. 1977.
  •  7
    On the Nonexistence of Literary Ideas
    Philosophy and Literature 3 (2): 199-210. 1979.
  •  6
    On Being Free (review)
    Philosophy and Literature 2 (2): 266-267. 1978.
  • Kłopot z \"Urodzonymi mordercami\"
    Ruch Filozoficzny 3 (3-4). 1999.
  • A Study of the Relationship Between Philosophy and Literature
    Dissertation, The Claremont Graduate University. 1975.
  • Shorter Reviews
    Philosophy and Literature 2 (2): 266. 1978.