Robert Stecker

Professor of Philosophy

Central Michigan University

Department of Philosophy & Religion

Curriculum Vitae

Campus Address: Anspach 122
Telephone: (989) 774-7103


    Ph.D., MIT, 1975


    Introduction to Philosophy, Moral Problems, Philosophy In Literature, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of the Arts

Research Interests:

    Aesthetics, Philosophy of Literature, Philosophy of Language, Ethics, History of Modern Philosophy

Current Research Projects:

    The interaction of ethical and aesthetic value

Select Publications:

      Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art (Roman & Littlefield, 2005); Interpretation and Construction: Art Speech and the Law (Blackwell 2003); Artworks: Definition, Meaning, Value (Pennsylvania, 1997); A new edition of Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature, co edited with J. Wright and G. Fuller (London, 2003); John Locke: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding in Focus, co edited with J. Wright and G. Fuller (Routledge, 2000)
      “Aesthetic Experience and Aesthetic Value” (Philosophy Compass, 2006); “Philosophy of Literature” and “Ontology of Art” (Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Macmillan, 2006). “Aesthetics and Culture,” (Concepts of Culture, University of Calgary Press, 2005); “Interpretation and the Problem of the Relevant Intention,” (Contemporary Debates in Aesthetics, Blackwell, 2005); “The Interaction of Aesthetic and Ethical Value” (British Journal of Aesthetics, 2005); “The Ontology of Art Interpretation,” (Art and Essence, Greenwood Press, 2003); “Definition of Art” and “Value in Art” (Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics, Oxford, 2003)


    CMU President’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity, 1998; CMU Research Professor, 1999; Michigan Association of Governing Boards Distinguished Faculty Award, 2000

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