Office: Hellems 190 (until May 2013)
Professor Fisher has done research in philosophy of language, epistemology, philosophy of mind, animal mentality, aesthetics and philosophy of music.
Area of Current Interest: Aesthetic theory, environmental aesthetics and Philosophy of the Arts.
Current Research Projects: The aesthetic value of wild animals, creativity in nature, a defense of the distinction (but not the associated value assumptions) between high and 'low' or popular art, the role (and nature) of taste in aesthetic judgments, the definition of music, the nature of songs and popular music, models of the aesthetic appreciation of nature, the relation of language to aesthetic qualities and a theory of entertainment.
Link to Fisher's Brief Vitae
Link to Selected & On-Line Publications
He is also married to a terrific painter, Virginia Maitland. Here is a link to her web site. And here is her painting, "Finding the Perfect Partner"
“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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