Reviews by Beardsmore


"Berkeley: The Philosophy of Immaterialism", by I. Tipton, Efrydiau Athronyddol


"Insight and Illusion", by P.M.S. Hacker, Trivium, 146-7.


"Art: An Enemy of the People", by R. Taylor, British Journal of Aesthetics 20, 130-32.

"Wittgenstein and Knowledge", by T. Morawetz, Philosophy 55, 130-32.


"Ludwig Wittgenstein: Culture and Value", British Journal of Aesthetics 22, 172-4.

"Moral Thinking", by R.M. Hare, Times Higher Education Supplement.

"Supererogation: Its Status in Ethical Theory", by David Heyd, Times Higher Education Supplement.

"Wittgenstein", by G.H. Von Wright and "Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language", by Saul Kripke, Times Higher Education Supplement (December, 3rd), 19.


"Aesthetics, Form and Emotion", by David Pole and Betty Jean Craige (ed) "Relativism in the Arts", Times Higher Education Supplement, (13 May), 20.

"The Architecture of Experience", Philosophy 58, 271-2.

"Consequences of Pragmatism", by Richard Rorty, Times Higher Education Supplement.

"Realism and Imagination in Ethics", by S. Lovibond, Times Higher Education Supplement (16 March), 19.


"The Object of Literary Criticism", by Richard Shusterman, British Journal of Aesthetics 25:1, 86-8.


"Art and its Object", by Richard Wollheim, "Beauty Restored", by Mary Mothersill, and "But is it Art?", by B.R. Tilghman, Times Higher Education Supplement (22 February), 25.

"Understanding Wittgenstein", by J.F.M. Hunter, Times Higher Education Supplement (28 June), 22.


"Common Sense Morality and Consequentialism", by M. Slote, Philosophical Books 27:2, 116-8.

"Tolstoy's What is Art?", by T. J. Diffey, The British Journal of Aesthetics 26 (Autumn), 399-401.


"Illegitimacy", by Jenny Teichman and "Euthanasia and Clinical Practice", Philosophical Investigations 10:1, 73-7.

"Moral Responsibility", by J.M. Fischer, Times Higher Education Supplement (January).


"General Ethics", by Agnes Heller, Times Higher Education Supplement (September).

"The Reasons of Art, Artworks and the Transformations of Philosophy", The British Journal of Aesthetics 28 (Winter) 81-3.


"The False Prison, Volume 2", by David Pears, Times Higher Education Supplement (March).


"The Element of Fire: Science, Art and the Human World", by Anthony O'Hear, Philosophical Investigations 13:4, 371-4.

Books by R. W. Beardsmore

Published dissertation: Moral Reasoning (London, 1969)

Art and Morality (Macmillan, 1971)



"Consequences and Moral Worth", Analysis (June), 177-98.


"Learning from a Novel", in G.N.A. Vesey (ed), Philosophy and the Arts, 23-46.


"Two Trends in Contemporary Aesthetics", The British Journal of Aesthetics 13, 346-66.


"The Limits of Imagination", The British Journal of Aesthetics 20, 99-114.


"Censorship and Education", 4th Aesthetic Education Conference Report (September), 1-17.

"Literary Examples and Philosophical Confusion", in Griffiths & Phillips (eds) Philosophy and Literature (Cambridge UP).


"The Censorship of Works of Art", in Peter Lamarque (ed) Philosophy and Fiction: Essays in Literary Aesthetics (Aberdeen UP).


"Autobiography and the Brain: Mary Warnock on Memory", The British Journal of Aesthetics 29 (Summer), 261-9.


"Wittgenstein on Tolstoi's What is Art?", Philosophical Investigations 14:3, 187-204.


"The Theory of Family Resemblances", Philosophical Investigations 15:2, 131-46.

"Tolstoi on Universal Art", Open University Press, Course tape for the Aesthetics Course for 'Philosophy and the Arts'.


"Art and Family Resemblances", Philosophical Investigations 18:3, 199-215. Reprinted in in Kjell S. Johannessen (ed.) Wittgenstein and Aesthetics: Proceedings from the Skjolden Symposium [To the Memory of Richard W. Beardsmore] (Department of Philosophy, Skriftserien nr. 14), 116-135.

"If a Lion could Talk...", Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Culture: Proceedings of the 18th International Wittgenstein Symposium. (eds. Johannessen & Nordenstam), 41-59.


"Atheism and Morality", in D.Z. Phillips (ed), Religion and Morality (Macmillan and St. Martin's Press), 235-49.

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