Susan L. Feagin

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Susan L. Feagin (born 11 July 1948) is a philosopher of art, working in the analytic tradition. She is a Past President of the American Society for Aesthetics and Visiting Research Professor (Retired) in the Department of Philosophy at Temple University.[1][2] She is known primarily for her work on the role of emotions in art.


Feagin received a BA degree in Philosophy from Florida State University. She then completed both an MA and a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, where she worked under the supervision of Donald W. Crawford.[3]

Before coming to Temple, she held teaching and research positions at the University of Wisconsin and University of Missouri-Kansas City. From 2003 to 2013 she was the Editor of the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism.[2] In 2016, she gave the Richard Wollheim Lecture at the Annual Meeting of the British Society of Aesthetics at the University of Oxford.[4]

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  1. ^ "About the ASA - American Society For Aesthetics". Retrieved 2018-04-27.
  2. ^ a b "Faculty | College of Liberal Arts". Retrieved 2018-04-27.
  3. ^ "Philosophy Family Tree (Josh Dever)" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  4. ^ "Susan Feagin named 2016 Richard Wollheim Lecturer - American Society For Aesthetics". Retrieved 2018-04-19.