Guest Lectures in English

James O. Young on Illustrative Representation in the Arts

James O. Young is professor of philosophy at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia, Canada. Prof. Young has written extensively on topics such as cultural appropriation, the cognitive value of art, and anti-formalism concerning music. He is the author of The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation, Art and Knowledge, Critique of Pure Music, and he also translated Charles Batteux’s book, The Fine Arts Reduced to a Single Principle.

Una Popović on Poetic Syllogism

Una Popović is assistant professor of philosophy in the University of Novi Sad. She is a member of the executive committee of the Aesthetic Society of Serbia and the Serbian Philosophical Society. Recently she has published (in Serbian) The Truth of Sensitivity, Baumgarten and the Problem of Founding Aesthetics. Her research interests include the aesthetics of dance, and the image-word relationship in medieval philosophy.

Nemesio Puy on
Artistic Categories

Nemesio Puy is both a philosopher and a professional musician. He completed his PhD in the University of Granada with a thesis on musical ontology, and was recently awarded the John Fisher Memorial Prize. Currently a researcher of the Complutensian University of Madrid, he will be joining the Aesthetics and Theory of Arts group in the University of Murcia, from January 2021.

Nick Zangwill on
Aesthetic Theories of Art

Nick Zangwill is a British philosopher of art and author of several books, such as The Metaphysics of BeautyAesthetic CreationMusic and Aesthetic Reality; as well as several papers.  His interests span aesthetics, ethics, metaphysics, mind and epistemology. Nick teaches philosophy at the University of Hull, having held other teaching positions in several countries, including Serbia, Iran, Japan, New Zealand, Italy, Poland and Brasil.

Jeanette Bicknell on

Singing and Speaking

Jeanette Bicknell is a Canadian philosopher of music and independent scholar based in Toronto. She is author of Why Music Moves Us? and The Philosophy of Song and Singing, and co-editor of Philosophical Perspectives on Ruins, Monuments, and Memorials, as well as Song, Songs and Singing. She has also written several papers on art and music, with special focus on song.

Una Popović on
Byzantine Aesthetics and Icons

Una Popović is assistant professor of philosophy in the University of Novi Sad. She is a member of the executive committee of the Aesthetic Society of Serbia and the Serbian Philosophical Society. Recently she has published (in Serbian) The Truth of Sensitivity, Baumgarten and the Problem of Founding Aesthetics. Her research interests include the aesthetics of dance, and the image-word relationship in medieval philosophy.

Ana Falcato on
The Characters of John Coetzee

Ana Falcato is a post-doctoral researcher at IFILNOVA, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where she conducts an individual project on the novelistic and critical output of the novelist J. M. Coetzee. Between 2013 and 2015 she was Humboldt Research Fellow at the Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz and the University of Oxford. For more details see her institutional webpage.

Guest Lectures in Portuguese

Tiago Sousa on
Kant and Adherent Beauty

Tiago Sousa is currently finishing his PhD in the University of Minho, where he also teaches undergraduate courses on aesthetics. He has a M.A. in electrotechnical engineering and communications, as well as a B.A. in classical guitar and M.A. in music. Besides teaching classical guitar, he also occasionally performs. Tiago has published the paper "Was Hanslick a Closet Schopenhauerian?" in the British Journal of Aesthetics.

Carlos João Correia on

Clive Bell and Significant Form​

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Carlos João Correia is associate professor of philosophy in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon, where he teaches since 1980. He works on the philosophy of art, the philosophy of religion, metaphysics, German idealism and classical Indian thought. He is also editor of the online journal philosophy@Lisbon.

Paula Mateus on

Danto and the Art Question​

Paula Mateus is a member of the Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa and has written her M.A. on Danto's philosophy of art: A natureza da arte: uma defesa da filosofia da arte de Arthur C. Danto. She is also the author of this article on the theories of Levinson and Carroll, and this one, on Danto's "end of art" thesis.

Carlos João Correia on
What art is

Carlos João Correia is associate professor of philosophy in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon, where he teaches since 1980. He works on the philosophy of art, the philosophy of religion, metaphysics, German idealism and classical Indian thought. He is also editor of the online philosophy@Lisbon.