George Dickie (philosopher)
George Thomas Dickie
August 12, 1926
Palmetto, Florida, U.S.
|Died||March 24, 2020 (aged 93)|
Bradenton, Florida, U.S.
|Alma mater||Florida State University|
|Institutions||University of Illinois at Chicago|
|Notable students||Noël Carroll, Daniel Nathan|
George Thomas Dickie (12 August 1926 – March 24, 2020) was an American philosopher. He was a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at University of Illinois at Chicago. His specialities included aesthetics, philosophy of art, and Eighteenth Century theories of taste.
Education and career
He served as President of the Illinois Philosophy Association (1990–91) and President of the American Society for Aesthetics (1993–94).
One of his more influential works is The Century of Taste (1996), an inquiry into several eighteenth-century philosophers' treatments of the subject. The bulk of the work is devoted to championing David Hume's treatment of the subject over that of Immanuel Kant. A review of the work can be found in The Philosophical Review, 107:3 (July, 1998).
- Aesthetics: An Introduction (Pegasus, 1971)
- Art and the Aesthetic: An Institutional Analysis (Cornell University Press, 1974)
- The Art Circle (Haven Publications, 1984)
- Evaluating Art (Temple University Press, 1988)
- The Century of Taste (Oxford University Press, 1996)
- Introduction to Aesthetics: An Analytic Approach (Oxford University Press, 1997)
- Art and Value (Blackwell, 2001)
- APA: Memorial Minutes, 2020
- "George Dickie faculty page". University of Illinois at Chicago. Archived from the original on 12 December 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
- "1978 U.S. and Canadian Fellows". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Archived from the original on March 12, 2007. Retrieved 5 May 2014 – via Wayback Machine.
- Leiter, Brian. "In Memoriam: George Dickie (1926-2020)". Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog. Retrieved 2 April 2020.