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Associate Professor of Philosophyoderzo 2012

PhD University of Toronto, 2001

BA Indiana University, 1993

Areas of Research: Philosophy of Art. Aesthetics. Philosophy of Language. 





                 translated as:  Wittgenstein und die Literatur. Frankfort: Suhrkamp,  2006; 文人维特根斯坦.  Shanghai: Sanhui Press, 2009

 ESSAYS (select):

*Copies of essays are available at PhilPapers

  • "What Makes a Poem Philosophical?" Forthcoming in M. LeMahieu and K. Zumhagen-Yekplé (eds.), Wittgenstein and Modernism. U Chicago Press, 2016.
  • "Empathy." in N. Carroll and J. Gibson (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature, 2015.
  • "Literature, Interpretation and Meaning Skepticism." In D. Grube (ed), Meaning and Interpretation. Brill, 2016. 
  • "On Zamir's Acts." Article review in Iyyun, The Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly, 2015.
  • "Narrative & The Literary Imagination." In A. Speight (ed.), Narrative, Philosophy & Life. Springer, 2014.
  • "Zombie Philosophy." In E. Comentale and A Jaffe (eds.), This Year's Work at The Zombie Research Center. Indiana University Press, 2014. 
  • "Representation and the Novel." The Henry James Review, 34.3(2013):220-231 
  • "What Does a Humanist Want?" in P. Hanna (ed.), Reality and Culture. Rodopi, 2013. 
  • "Selves on Selves: The Philosophical Significance of Autobiography." Article review in Journal of Aesthetic Education 46.4 (2012):109-119.
  • The Question of Poetic Meaning.” Nonsite 4 (2012).  

                   Charles Altieri's response to a few of the papers in this issue. 

  •  “Skepticism and the Idea of an Other.” In Stanley Cavell and Literary Studies: Consequences of Skepticism. New York: Continuum, 2011.  W/ Simona Bertacco.
  • “Thick Narratives.” In Narrative, Emotion & Insight
  • “Interpretation, Sincerity, and Theory.” Contemporary Aesthetics, Vol. 8 (2010). 
  • “Fiction and Emotion.” In Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences, pp. 184-185. Edited by David Sanders and Klaus R. Scherer. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.  *Encyclopedia entry 
  • “Literature and Knowledge.” In  Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. 467-85.
  • “Cognitivism and The Arts." Philosophy Compass 3.4 (2008): 573-89.
  • Kritischer Pluralismus und Erkenntniszuwachs.”  In Kunst Denken, pp. 105-116. Paderborn: Mentis, 2007.
  • “The Prospects of Literary Cognitivism.” in  A Sense of the World: Essays on Fiction, Narrative and Knowledge. 
  • “Interpreting Words, Interpreting Worlds.” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 64.4 (2006): 439-50.
  • “Reading for Life.” In The Literary Wittgenstein
  • “Between Truth and Triviality.” The British Journal of Aesthetics 43.3 (2003): 224-37.

  • “On (Not) Making Oneself Know.” Shakespeare and Philosophy. University of Mississippi, April 20th, 2016.
  • "Criticism, Theory, and the Constitution of Art.”  Modernist Studies Association, Annual Meeting. Boston. November 22nd, 2015. 
  • Conference in honor of Joseph Margolis's 90th birthday, Temple U, May 9th, 2014.
  • "Voice & The Literary Conception of Selfhood."  Rutgers University, April 22nd,  2014.
  • Author Meets Critics session on Tzachi Zamir's Acts: Theater, Philosophy and the Performing Self, American Society for Aesthetics, November 2nd 2013.
  • “What Makes a Poem Philosophical?” American Comparative Literature Association, Brown University, March 29th-April 1st, 2012. 
  • “Milton, Kant & The Literary Imagination,” presented at “Philosophical Perspectives on Paradise Lost (Book IX): An International Workshop in Honor of Professor Sanford Budick,” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December 14th-15th, 2011.
  • “Problems of Meaning in Poetry and Metaphor,” presented at The University of Tampere, Finland, November 10th, 2011. 
  • “The Problem of Poetic Meaning,” presented at No Quarrel: Philosophy and Literature Today, Boston University, April 2nd, 2011.
  •  “Skepticism and the Idea of an Other,” presented at a symposium in honor of Stanley Cavell, Harvard Humanities Center, October 14th -16th, 2010.
  • “The Question of Poetic Meaning,” presented at Wittgenstein and Aesthetics: 3rd British Wittgenstein Society Annual Conference, University of Southampton (UK), June 28th, 2010. 


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