Elisabeth Schellekens Dammann

professor Lärostolsprofessor i estetik vid Filosofiska institutionen, Estetik; Anställda

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I have held the Chair of Aesthetics in the Philosophy Department since January 2014. Previously, I was Senior Lecturer at Durham University (2006-14). My research interests include normativity, Kant, Hume, the distinctions between fact and value, subjectivism and objectivism, realism and anti-realism. I have also worked on the cognitive value of art, neuroaesthetics and the relation between moral and aeshetic value.

I am Editor (with John Hyman, Oxford) of the British Journal of Aesthetics.

After completing my MA (Hons.) and MSc (Res) at the University of Edinburgh, I moved to King's College London, where I was awarded my PhD in 2003. I held a Post-doctoral research fellowship there from 2003 to 2006, when I was appointed at Durham (as Lecturer 2006-08, and Senior Lecturer 2008-14).

I have been Editor of the British Journal of Aesthetics since 2007, and member of the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism's editorial board since 2008. I have worked on several research projects. Most recently, I have been the Principal Investigator on a research network centred on the theme "Ethics and Aesthetics of Archaeology".

I am married to the musicologist and music critic Guy Dammann, with whom I have two children (Cecilia Viola, b.2009 and Gabriel, b.2012).


Authored Books

  • Who’s Afraid of Conceptual Art? 2009. Co-authored with Goldie, P. London: Routledge.

  • Aesthetics and Morality. 2007. London: Continuum.

Edited Volumes

  • The Aesthetic Mind: Philosophy and Psychology. 2011. Co-edited with Goldie, P. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Philosophy and Conceptual Art. 2007. Co-edited with Goldie, P. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Articles and Book Chapters

  • ‘Aesthetic Sensibility, Epistemic Virtue and Emotional Sharing’. Emotion, Narrative and Art. Dodd, J. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Forthcoming 2015.

  • ‘On the Rise of the Aesthetic Mind: Philosophy and Archaeology’. Aisthesis Special issue: The Aesthetic Mind. Forthcoming 2015.

  • ‘Value Judgements and Standards of Normative Assessment’. The Semantics of Aesthetic Judgement. Young, J. O. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Forthcoming 2015.

  • ‘Aesthetics and Epistemology’. Encyclopaedia of Aesthetics. Kelly, M. (ed.) Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2014.

  • ‘Is artistic meaning defunct? A Reply to Noel Carroll’. Sztuka i Filosofia. Issue 44, 2014.

  • ‘A Bridge Too Far: From Basic Exposure to Understanding in Artistic Experience.’ Brain and Behavioural Sciences, Vol. 36, Issue 3, 2013.

  • ‘Taking the Moral Perspective: On Voyeurism in Art’. Art, Aesthetics and Pornography. Levinson, J. & Maes, H. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2012.

  • ‘Explanatory Dualism in Empirical Aesthetics: A New Reading’. Journal of Consciousness Studies, Vol. 19, Issue 9-10, 200-219, 2012.

  • ‘Kant: A Philosopher of Beauty’. Aesthetics: Key Thinkers in Aesthetics. Giovanelli, A. (ed.). London: Continuum. 2012.

  • ‘Experiencing the Aesthetic: Kantian Autonomy or Evolutionary Biology? The Aesthetic Mind: Philosophy and Psychology. Schellekens, E. & Goldie, P. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2011.

  • ‘The Metaphysics of Aesthetic Properties’. The Handbook of Aesthetics. Ribeiro, A. C. (ed.). London: Continuum. 2011.

  • ‘Art, Emotion, Ethics: Conceptual Boundaries and Kinds of Value.’ Philosophical Books. 2009. Vol. 50, No 3, 158-171.

  • Taste and Objectivity: The Emergence of the Concept of the Aesthetic’. Philosophy Compass. 2009, Vol.4, August.

  • Meta-Aesthetics: Realism, Objectivism, Cognitivism’. New Waves in Aesthetics and Value Theory. 2008. Stock, K. & Thomson-Jones, K. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan. 170-187.

  • ‘The Aesthetic Value of Ideas’. Philosophy and Conceptual Art. 2007. Goldie, P. & Schellekens, E. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 71-91.

  • ‘Towards a Reasonable Objectivism for Aesthetic Judgements’. British Journal of Aesthetics. 46:2, April 2006, 163-177. (Reprinted in Kunst und Erfahrung. Beiträge zu einer philosophischen Debatte. Deines, S. & Liptow, J. & Seel, M. (eds.). Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp 2012.)

  • The Philosophy of Conceptual Art’. Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy. Zalta, E. N. (ed), 2006.

  • ‘Analytic Aesthetics’. Companion to Twentieth-Century Philosophies. Boundas, C. (ed.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 2006. 338-350.

  • ‘"Seeing is Believing" and "Believing is Seeing"’. Acta Analytica. 20:4, Oct. 2005, 10-23.

Review Articles

  • On The Mess Inside: Narrative, Emotion and the Mind. Goldie, P. Oxford University Press 2012. In Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 72:1, Winter 2013.

  • On Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics. Levinson, J. Oxford University Press. 2007. In Mind. April 2009, 118, 489-492.

  • On The Objective Eye: Color, Form and Reality in the Theory of Art. Hyman, J. Chicago University Press. 2006. In Times Literary Supplement. September 2007, 27.

  • On Kant’s Aesthetics: Core concepts and Problems. Wenzel, C. Blackwell. 2005. In Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 64:4, Autumn 2006, 483-485.

  • On Aesthetics and Rock Art. Clegg, J. & Heyd, T. (eds.). Ashgate 2005. In Canadian Journal of Aesthetics. 12, Summer 2006.

  • On The Reach of the Aesthetic: Collected Papers on Art and Nature. Hepburn, R. W. Ashgate 2001. In Journal of Applied Philosophy. 21:2, Summer 2004, 225-227.

  • On Aesthetics and Subjectivity: From Kant to Nietzsche. 2nd ed. Bowie, A. Manchester University Press 2003. In British Journal of Aesthetics. 44:3, July 2004, 304-307.


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