Robert Hopkins – “TBA”

February 2, 2018 @ 3:31 pm America/New York Timezone
Peabody Hall, 115
Renee Jagnow
Robert Hopkins - "TBA" @ Peabody Hall, 115

Robert Hopkins is a professor and chair of the department of philosophy at NYU. His research is mostly in the philosophy of mind and aesthetics. He has worked on pictorial representation and picture perception (the subject of a book, Picture, Image and Experience, 1998), on other topics central to the philosophy of the visual arts, including the aesthetics of sculpture, photography, painting and film; and on other mental states that relate in interesting ways to our perception of pictures: perception itself, experiential imagining, and episodic memory. He’s also written on the epistemology and metaphysical status of aesthetic and moral judgement.

Work on these topics has appeared in various journals, including Mind, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Nous, Journal of Philosophy and Philosophical Review. In 2001 he was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize in recognition of his research. For several years he was honorary secretary of the Mind Association. He is current president of the European Society for Aesthetics.