: Call for Book Reviews

The American Society for Aesthetics Graduate E-journal (ASAGE) is seeking proposals for book reviews for books published within the last few years.  Send the title, author and date of publication of the book that you would like to review, along with a 100 - 200 word description of why you think this book should be reviewed in ASAGE, and why you are qualified to do the review, to reviews@asage.org.  Proposals for book reviews must be approved by the editor in advance.

Any successful book review will begin with a sympathetic summary of the main discussions and arguments of the book, before launching into a critical perspective on the material. The critical discussion must be civil and should be secondary to a discussion of the content. Reviews should also evaluate the book's potential impact on the field and aid readers in determining a book's usefulness for teaching, particularly for introductory aesthetics classes.

Book reviews must be no more than 1000 words in length and will be reviewed by the editor or book review editor. A maximum of four book reviews will be published per year. The reviewer may not be a student of the author whose book is being reviewed. Book reviewers must acquire their own copy of the volume to be reviewed. Below is a running list of suggested books for review:


Diarmuid Costello, On Photography

Paul Crowther, What Drawing and Painting Really Mean

Julian Dodd (ed.), Art, Mind, and Narrative

Darren Hudson Hick, Artistic License

Jerrold Levinson, Aesthetic Pursuits

Paul Kottman, The Insistence of Art

Gary Peters, Improvising Improvisation

Yuriko Saito, Aesthetics of the Familiar

Lars Aagaard-Mogensen, The Possibility of the Sublime: Aesthetic Exchanges


Matthew Abbott, Abbas Kiarostami and Film-Philosophy

Zed Adams, On the Genealogy of Color

Nancy Bauer, How to Do Things With Pornography

Noel Carroll and John Gibson (eds.),  Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Literature

Richard Eldridge, Images of History:  Kant, Benjamin, Freedom, and the Human Subject

John Gibson (ed.), The Philosophy of Poetry

Alan Goldman, Philosophy and the Novel

Sean Alexander Gurd, Dissonance:  Auditory Aesthetics in Ancient Greece

Garry L. Hagburg, Fictional Characters, Real Problems:  The Search for Ethical Content in Literature

Thomas Hilgers, Aesthetic Disinterestedness

Owen Hulatt, Adorno's Theory of Philosophical and Aesthetic Truth

Sherri Irvin, Body Aesthetics

Peter Kivy, De Gustibus:  Arguing About Taste and Why We Do It

Dominic McIver Lopes, Four Arts of Photography

Bence Nanay, Aesthetics as Philosophy of Perception

Ted Nannicelli, Appreciating the Art of Television:  A Philosophical Perspective

Nicola Perullo, Taste as Experience

Peter Szendy, All Ears

Paul C. Taylor, Black is Beautiful

Katherine Thompson-Jones, Current Controversies in Philosophy of Film

Nicholas Wolterstorff, Art Rethought:  The Social Practices of Art


Pierre Destrée and Penelope Murray (eds.), A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics

Georges Didi-Huberman, The Cube and the Face: Around a Sculpture by Alberto Giacometti

Hannah Ginsborg, The Normativity of Nature: Essays on Kant’s Critique of Judgment

Garry L. Hagberg and Walter Jost (eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature

Kathleen Lennon, Imagination and the Imaginary

Jerrold Levinson, Musical Concerns: Essays in Philosophy of Music

Dieter Mersch, Epistemologies of Aesthetics

Alva Noë, Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature

Kendall L. Walton, In Other Shoes: Music, Metaphor, Empathy, Existence

Janet Wolff, The Aesthetics of Uncertainty

Nick Zangwill, Music and Aesthetic Reality: Formalism and the Limits of Description 



Greg Currie, Matthew Kieran, Aaron Meskin, and Jon Robson (eds.), Aesthetics & the Sciences of Mind 

John B. Kulvicki, Images

Jennifer A. McMahon, Art and Ethics in a Material World: Kant's Pragmatist Legacy

Elliot Samuel Paul and Scott Barry Kaufman (eds.), The Philosophy of Creativity: New Essays

Monique Roelofs, The Cultural Promise of the Aesthetic

Elisabeth Schellekens and Peter Goldie (eds.), The Aesthetic Mind 

Daniel Yacavone, Film Worlds: A Philosophical Aesthetics of Cinema 

James O. Young, Critique of Pure Music 



Ritu Bhatt (ed.), Rethinking Aesthetics: The Role of Body in Design 

Peg Zeglin Brand, Beauty Unlimited

Timothy M. Costelloe, The British Aesthetic Tradition: From Shaftesbury to Wittgenstein 

Jim Cullen, Sensing the Past: Hollywood Stars and Historical Visions 

Stephen Davies, The Artful Species

Jane Forsey, The Aesthetics of Design 

Alan H. Goldman, Philosophy and the Novel

Christy Mag Uidhir (ed.), Art and Abstract Objects

George M. Wilson, Seeing Fictions in Films 

Susan Wolf and Christopher Grau (eds.), Understanding Love: Philosophy, Film, and Fiction


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