Essays

 

Aesthetics and Evolutionary Psychology,” in The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics, edited by Jerrold Levinson (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003).

Why Intentionalism Won’t Go Away,” in Literature and the Question of Philosophy, edited by Anthony J. Cascardi (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987).

Forgery and Plagiarism,” in The Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, edited by Ruth Chadwick, 4 vols. (San Diego: Academic Press, 1998).

Dare To Think for Yourself,” a response to Toni Morrison on Values and Education, in Michigan Quarterly Review, 40 (2001): 288-94.

The Christchurch Art Gallery,” in The New Zealand Journal of Art History, 24 (2003).

Tribal Art and Artifact,” in The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 51 (1993): 13-21.

Authenticity in Art,” in The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics, edited by Jerrold Levinson (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003).

Aesthetic Universals,” essay for The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics, edited by Berys Gaut and Dominic McIver Lopes (London: Routledge, 2001).

The Death of a Forger,” (on Eric Hebborn), essay for Aesthetics Online, website of The American Society for Aesthetics, edited by Dominic McIver Lopes (1996).

The Cold Reading Technique,” in Experientia 44 (1988): 326-32.

Truth Matters: 20th Anniversary Editorial,” in Philosophy and Literature 20 (1996): 299-304.

Art, Behavior, and the Anthropologists,” in Current Anthropology 18.3 (1977): 387-407.

Criticism and Method,” in The British Journal of Aesthetics 8 (1973): 232-42.

Kitsch,” in The Dictionary of Art, Macmillan, London, 1998.

Mythologies of Tribal Art,” in African Arts 28 (1995): 32-43.

Kant on Free and Dependent Beauty,” (unabridged) in The British Journal of Aesthetics 26 (1994).

Delusions of Postmodernism,” in Literature and Aesthetics 2 (1992): 23-35

The Ecstasy of Glenn Gould,” in Glenn Gould Variations: Glenn Gould by Himself and His Friends, Toronto: Doubleday, 1983.

Freedom and the Theatre of Ideas,” lecture for the Russian Institute of Aesthetics, Moscow, February 1990.

Green Protectionism,” (with Wolfgang Kasper) in Policy, Summer (2002-2003).

Beethoven on Prozac,” (on David Helfgott) in Philosophy and Literature 21 (1998).

Artistic Crimes,” in The British Journal of Aesthetics 29 (1979).

Let’s Naturalize Aesthetics,” essay for Aesthetics Online, website of The American Society for Aesthetics, edited by Dominic McIver Lopes (2004).

To Understand It On Its Own Terms,” in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 35 (1974): 246-56.

Plausibility and Aesthetic Interpretation,” in The Canadian Journal of Philosophy 7 (1977): 327-340.

Tribal Art,” in The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, edited by Michael Kelly (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998).

Art Hoaxes,” in Encyclopedia of Hoaxes, edited by Gordon Stein (Detroit: Gale Research, 1993).

Han van Meegeren,” in Encyclopedia of Hoaxes, edited by Gordon Stein (Detroit: Gale Research, 1993).

What Do You Believe is True Even Though You Cannot Prove It?Edge Question for 2005. Contributors include Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Benoit Mandelbrot, Steven Pinker, Craig Venter, et al.

Naked-Eye Observations of Jupiter’s Moons,” in Sky and Telescope 52.6 (December 1976): 482-84.