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Paisley Nathan Livingston

Paisley Nathan Livingston


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2017-2018              Lektor (part-time), Philosophy, The University of Copenhagen           

2017-2018              Guest Professor, Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University

2017--                    Emeritus Professor, Department of Philosophy, Lingnan University

2007-2017              Chair Professor, Department of Philosophy, Lingnan University 

2010-2015              Head of Department of Philosophy, Lingnan University

2008-2010              Academic Dean, Faculty of Arts, Lingnan University

2004 August--         Full Professor (with tenure), Department of Philosophy, Lingnan University 

2003- August          Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Lingnan University

2003 Feb.-June        Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, HKU

2000-2004              Lektor, Department of Philosophy, The University of Copenhagen

1998-2000              Lektor, Philosophy, Aarhus University

1997 Feb.-Dec.        Lektorvikar (visiting Associate Professor), Philosophy, Roskilde UC           

1996 Jan.-Sept.       Invited Research Fellow, Kyoto University, Japan

1994-1997              Associate Member of Philosophy Department, McGill University

1992  May-July        Guest Professor, Humanities Institute, Siegen University

1991-1997              Full Professor, Graduate Programme in Communications, McGill University

1988-1989              Chercheur étranger, CREA, l'Ecole Polytechnique, Paris

1985                      Associate Professor with tenure, McGill University

1981-1985             Assistant Professor, McGill University  



Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman: On Film as Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. 

Art and Intention: A Philosophical Study. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2005.

Models of Desire: René Girard and the Psychology of Mimesis. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.

Literature and Rationality: Ideas of Agency in Theory and Fiction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Literary Knowledge: Humanistic Inquiry and the Philosophy of Science. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1988.

Ingmar Bergman and the Rituals of Art.  Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1982.  

Edited volumes:

(with Carl Plantinga), ed. The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film. London: Routledge, 2009.

(with Berys Gaut), ed. The Creation of Art: New Essays in Philosophical Aesthetics.  New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003; editor’s introduction, pp. 1-32.

 Editor. Disorder and Order: Proceedings of the Stanford International Symposium.  Stanford Literature Studies, 1.  Saratoga, Ca.: Anma Libri, 1984.  With editor's introduction, pp. 3‑33.   Trans. Ordine e disordine. Bologne: DSE, 1987.

 Selected articles, chapters, entries (since 2000):

‘Lange vs James on emotion, passion, and the arts’ (in preparation)

 ‘Impossible characterizations’ (submitted for Screening Characters, eds. Johannes Riis (University of Copenhagen) and Aaron Taylor (University of Lethbridge), for Routledge Press).

 ‘Explicating “creativity”’. Philosophy of Creativity. Ed. Berys Gaut and Matthew Kieran. London: Routledge (forthcoming).

 ‘Bolzano on art’. The British Journal of Aesthetics, 56:4 (2016), 333-345.

 (first author; with Trevor Ponech). ‘Philosophy with a Twist: La rivière du hibou’. Contemporary Aesthetics, 5 (2016), np.

 (first author; with Mikael Pettersson). ‘Thought Experiments in Aesthetics’. Companion to Applied Philosophy. Ed. Kasper Lippert Rasmussen, Kimberley Brownlee, and David Coady. Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell, 2016, pp. 501-513.

 'Authorship'. In The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature. Ed. Noël Carroll and John Gibson. London: Routledge, 2016, pp. 173-183.

 ‘An Introduction to Bolzano’s essay on beauty’. Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics, LII/VIII (2015), no. 2, 203-228.

(co-author, with Kelly Trogdon) ‘Artwork Completion: A Response to Gover’. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 73:4 (2015), 460-426.

  ‘Bolzano on Beauty’. The British Journal of Aesthetics, 54:3 (2014), 269-284.

 (second author; with Kelly Trogdon). ‘The Complete Work’. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 72:3 (2014), 225-233.

 ‘Cinema and the Artificial Passions: A Conversation with the Abbé Du Bos’. Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia, 69: 3-4 (2013), 419-430.

 ‘Dubos’ Paradox’. The British Journal of Aesthetics, 53:4 (2013), 393-406.

 'The Imagined Seeing Thesis’. In symposium on Wilson's Seeing Fictions in Film. Ed. Paisley Livingston, Projections, 7:1 (2013), 139-146.

 ‘On Cinematic Genius: Ontology and Appreciation’. Philosophy and the Arts. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement, 71, ed. Anthony O’Hear. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013, 85-104.

 ‘Itérabilité et ontologie de l’art’. In La pensée esthétique de Gérard Genette. Ed. Joseph Delaplace, Pierre-Henry Frangne, and Gilles Mouëllic. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2012, 87-100.

 Review of Seeing Fictions in Film: The Epistemology of Movies, by George M. Wilson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. In Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. Feb. 2012.

‘Spectatorship and risk’. In Film and Risk. Ed. Mette Hjort. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2012, 73-95.

 ‘New Directions in Aesthetics’. In Continuum Companion to Aesthetics. Ed. Anna Christina Ribeiro. London: Continuum, 2012, 255-270.

 ‘Literaturtheorie’. In Lexikon Literaturwissenschaft. Hundert Grundbegriffe. Ed. Gerhard Lauer and Christine Ruhrberg. Frankfurt: Reclam, 200-203.

 ‘Beyond Literary Knowledge’. In Why Literary Studies? Raisons d’être of a discipline. Ed. Anders Pettersson and Stein Haugom Olsen. Oslo: Novum, 2011, 94-109.

 'History of the Ontology of Art'. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. First published August 2011; revised July 2012, May 2013.

 (with Andrea Sauchelli) ‘Philosophical Perspectives on Fictional Characters’. New Literary History, 42:2 (2011), 337-360.

 ‘Discussion: On Authorship and Collaboration’. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 69:2 (2011), 217-220.

 ‘On the Appreciation of Cinematic Adaptations’, Projections, 4:2 (2010), 104-127.

 (with Carol Archer) ‘Artistic Collaboration and the Completion of Works of Art’, The British Journal of Aesthetics, 50:4 (2010), 439-456.

 ‘Coherence, Discourse’, ‘Coherence, Logical’, ‘Communicative Intention’, ‘Conversational Implicature’, ‘Cooperative Principle’. In The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language Science. Ed. Patrick Colm Hogan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp. 172-3, 173, 223-5, 228, 182-3.

 ‘Authorial Intention and the Varieties of Intentionalism’. In A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature. Ed. Garry Hagberg and Walter Jost. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, pp. 401-19.

 ‘Truth in Fiction’ and ‘C. I. Lewis’. In The Blackwell Companion to Aesthetics. 2nd ed. Ed. Alex Neill, Stephen Davies, and Robert Stecker. Oxford: Blackwell, 2009, 281-4, 405-8.

 ‘Poincaré’s “Delicate Sieve”: On Creativity in the Arts’. In The Idea of Creativity. Ed Michael Krausz, Denis Dutton, and Karen Bardsley. Leiden: Brill, 2009, 129-46.

 ‘Narrativity and Knowledge’. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 67 (2009), 25-36.

 ‘Recent Work on Cinema as Philosophy’. The Philosophy Compass, 3 (2008), 1-14.

 ‘When a Work is Finished: A Response to Darren Hudson Hick’. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 66 (2008): 393-5.

 ‘Authorship Redux: On some recent and not-so-recent work in literary theory’. Philosophy and Literature, 32:1 (2008), 191-97.

 ”Solid Objects,” Solid Objections: On Virginia Woolf and Philosophy’. In Art and Ethical Criticism. Ed. Garry L. Hagberg. Oxford: Blackwell, 2008, 125-43.

 ‘Ingmar Bergman’. In The Routledge Companion to Film and Philosophy. Ed. Paisley Livingston and Carl Plantinga. London: Routledge, 2008, pp. 560-8.

 ‘On Bergman and Philosophy: The Kaila Connection’. In Ingmar Bergman Revisited. Ed. Maaret Koskinen. London: Wallflower Press, 2008, 120-39.

 ‘Philosophical Perspectives on Literary Value’. In The Quality of Literature: Studies in Literary Evaluation. Ed. Willie van Peer. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2008, 209-21.

 ‘Artistic Nesting in The Five Obstructions’. In On The Five Obstructions. Ed. Mette Hjort. London: Wallflower Press, 2008, 57-75.

 ‘Skepticism, Realism, Fallibilism: On Lem’s Epistemological Themes’. In The Art and Science of Stanislaw Lem. Ed. Peter Swirski. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s Press, 2006, 117-29.

 ‘Utile et dulce: a reply to Noël Carroll’. British Journal of Aesthetics, 46:3 (2006), 274-81.

 ‘Theses on Cinema as Philosophy’. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 64 (2006), 1-8. Reprinted in Thinking Through Cinema. Ed. Murray Smith and Thomas E. Wartenberg. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2006, pp. 11-18.

 ‘Valéry’. Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2nd edition. Ed. Donald Borchert. Detroit: Macmillan, 2006, IX, 634.

 ‘Creativity’. Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2nd edition. Ed. Donald Borchert. Detroit: Macmillan, 2006, II, 688-91.

 ‘Aesthetic Experience and a Belletristic Definition of Literature’. In From Text to Literature: New Analytic and Pragmatic Approaches. Ed. Stein Haugom Olsen and Anders Pettersson. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, 36-51.

 ‘L’Ontologie et la valeur artistique’. Philosophiques, 32 (2005), 224-9. (Contribution to book symposium on David Davies’ Art as Performance).

 ‘Literary Aesthetics and the Aims of Criticism’. In Theory’s Empire: An Anthology of Dissent. Ed. Will Corrall and Daphne Patai. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005, pp. 651-67.

 ‘C. I. Lewis and the Outlines of Aesthetic Experience’. British Journal of Aesthetics, 44 (2004), 378-92.

 ‘Text, verze, dílo: Borgesův Pierre Menard a ontology literatury’. In Karel Císař and Petr Kot’átko, Text a dílo: případ Menard. Prague: Philosophia, 2004, pp. 81-110.

‘Nested Art’. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 61 (2003), 233-245.

 ’Filosofisk pragmatik efter 1960’. In Vor Tids Filosofi: Engelsk og Amerikansk Filosofi, Videnskab og sprog.  Ed. Poul Lübcke. Copenhagen: Politikkens, 2003, pp. 197-230. 

 ’Filosofisk Æstetik efter 1960’. In Vor Tids Filosofi: Engelsk og Amerikansk Filosofi, Videnskab og sprog.  Ed. Poul Lübcke. Copenhagen: Politikkens, 2003, pp. 491-518.

 ‘Pentimento’. In The Creation of Art. Ed. Paisley Livingston and Berys Gaut. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003, pp. 89-115.

 ’On an Apparent Truism in Aesthetics’. British Journal of Aesthetics, 43 (2003), 260-278.

 ‘Artistic Reflexivity in The King is Alive and Strass’. In Purity and Provocation: Dogma 95. Ed. Mette Hjort and Scott MacKenzie. London: British Film Institute Press, 2003, pp. 102-111.

 ‘Intention in Art’. In Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics.  Ed. Jerrold Levinson.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003, pp. 275-290.

 ’Literature’. In Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics.  Ed. Jerrold Levinson.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003, pp. 536-554.

 ‘Rationality and Emotion’. Sats: Nordic Journal of Philosophy, 3 (2002), 7-24.

 ‘Molière’, ‘Philosophy’,’Rationality/Irrationality’, ‘Reality’, and ‘Truth’. In Encyclopedia of Literature and Science. Ed. Pamela Gossin. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2002, pp. 287-288, 328-335, 370-371, 372-373, 471-472.

 ’Tese og anti-tese om begreppet karakter’. K&K, 30 (2002), 125-136.

 ‘Paradoxes of Criticism’. Filosofi, 3 (2001), 34-40.

 ‘Il desiderio mimetico in René Girard’. Studi Perugini, 10 (2000), 57-69.

 ’Narrative’. In Routledge Companion to Aesthetics.  Ed. Dom Lopes and Berys Gaut. London: Routledge, 2001, 275-84. Revised version published in 2nd edition of this volume, 2005, pp. 359-70; 3rd edition, 2013, pp. 340-350.

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