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Arnold Berleant and Allen Carlson, Guest Editors
The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 1998: 56.2 (Spring) Environmental Aesthetics
(England: Ashgate, 2012)

Established in 1942 by the American Society for Aesthetics, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism publishes current research articles, symposia, special issues, and timely reviews of books in aesthetics and the arts. The “arts” are taken to include not only the traditional forms such as music, literature, landscape architecture, dance, painting, architecture, sculpture, and other visual arts, but also more recent additions including photography, film, earthworks, performance and conceptual art, the crafts and decorative arts, contemporary technical innovations, and other cultural practices, including work and activities in the field of popular culture. 

The Journal takes a theoretical and interdisciplinary approach to the arts and aesthetic matters. Its authors include artists, writers, and academics in the fields of philosophy, English literature, comparative literature, art, music, theater and drama, art history, psychology, law, and related disciplines. The Journal also sponsors the bi-annual John Fisher Memorial Prize in Aesthetics in honor of John Fisher, editor of the Journal from 1973-1988. The Prize is offered to foster the development of new voices and talent in the field of aesthetics.

The Editorial Offices of The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism are housed in the Department of Philosophy at Temple University. The Book Review Offices of the Journal are housed in the Department of Philosophy at Mount Holyoke College.



Seeing Double
Patrick Maynard

Rethinking Hume's Standard of Taste
Theodore A. Gracyk

Objectivity and Expression in Thomas Reid's Aesthetics
Josefine C. Nauckhoff

Art Interpretation
Robert Stecker

Make-Believe and Fictional Reference
Frederick Kroon

On Listening to Music
Thomas G. Miller

"Primitive Fakes," "Tourist Art," and the Ideology of Authenticity
Larry Shiner


Kivy on Auditor's Emotions
Stephen Davies

Armistice, But No Surrender: Davies on Kivy
Peter Kivy

The Persistence of Dogma in Aesthetics
Arnold Berleant

Beyond the Aesthetic
Allen Carlson