Andrew Kania , Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Ph.D. - University of Maryland, College Park
M.A. (first class honours) - University of Auckland
B.A. - University of Auckland
Philosophy of Music
Philosophy of Film
Philosophy of Gender
Philosophy of the arts, like much philosophy, is a truly interdisciplinary field - to do it well you need to be not only a good philosopher (that is, a clear thinker), you also need an intimate knowledge of the art you're thinking about. Fortunately, many people already have an intimate knowledge of one art or another, as audience members if nothing else, so the challenge is to think clearly about something you usually simply enjoy, albeit often passionately.
"All Play and No Work: The Ontology of Jazz," Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism.
The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music, co-edited with Theodore Gracyk (Routledge, 2011).
"Silent Music," Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 68 (2010): 343-53.
Memento (Routledge "Philosophers on Film" series, 2009)
I regularly participate in the Trinity drag show.
Department of Philosophy
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