Reviews by Gaut


The Philosophy of Horror, by NoŽl Carroll [Booknote], The Philosophical Quarterly.


Mimesis as Make-Believe, by Kendall Walton, Journal of Value Inquiry 26: 297-300.


Film and Phenomenology, by Allan Casebier, Film Quarterly 47:1 (Fall): 47-9.


Emotions and Reasons, by Patricia Greenspan [Booknote], The Philosophical Quarterly.

Truth, Fiction and Literature, by Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen, The Philosophical Review 105:1 (January): 85-6.


Engaging Characters: Fiction, Emotion and the Cinema, by Murray Smith, British Journal of Aesthetics 37 (January): 96-7.

Philosophy and Film (eds. Cynthia A. Freeland and Thomas E. Wartenberg), Philosophical Books, (January).


Image and Mind, by Gregory Currie, The Philosophical Review 107:1 (January), 138-40.

Theorizing the Moving Image, by NoŽl Carroll, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 57:1 (Winter).


Criticism of Gaut

Carroll, NoŽl: "Enjoying Horror Fictions: A Reply to Gaut", British Journal of Aesthetics 35 (January): 67-72.


Ethics and Practical Reason (co-edited with Garrett Cullity) Oxford University Press, 1997.

The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics (co-edited with Dominic Lopes) Routledge, (forthcoming, October 2000).

Work in Progress: Art, Emotion and Ethics

Doctoral Dissertation

Moral and Aesthetic Evaluation Princeton University, 1991: 275 pp.

Articles by Berys Gaut


"Interpreting the Arts: The Patchwork Theory", Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 51:4 (Fall): 597-609.

"Moral Pluralism", Philosophical Papers 22:1: 17-40.

"The Paradox of Horror", British Journal of Aesthetics 33:4 (October): 333-345.


"On Cinema and Perversion", Film and Philosophy 1: 3-17.


"The Enjoyment Theory of Horror: A Response to Carroll", British Journal of Aesthetics 35:3 (July): 284-9.

"Making Sense of Films: Neoformalism and Its Limits", Forum For Modern Language Studies 31:1 (January): 8-23.

"Rawls and the Claims of Liberal Legitimacy", Philosophical Papers 24:1: 1-22.


"Ethics and Practical Reason: A Conference Report" (with Garrett Cullity), Journal of Value Inquiry 30: 573-7.


"Analytic Philosophy of Film: History, Issues, Prospects", Philosophical Books 38:3 (July), 145-56.

"Film Authorship and Collaboration", in Film Theory and Philosophy (eds. Richard Allen and Murray Smith) Oxford University Press, 1997.

"Introduction" to Ethics and Practical Reason eds. Cullity and Gaut, (with Garrett Cullity).

"Metaphor and the Understanding of Art", Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society: 223-41.

"The Structure of Practical Reason" in Ethics and Practical Reason (eds. Cullity and Gaut).


"The Ethical Criticism of Art", in Aesthetics and Ethics: Essays at the Intersection, ed. Jerrold Levinson, Cambridge University Press, 1998, 182-203.

"Imagination, Interpretation, and Film", Philosophical Studies 89:2-3 (March): 331-41.

"Just Joking: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Humour", Philosophy and Literature 22:1.


"The Derivation without the Gap: Rethinking Groundwork I", co-author with Sanuel Kerstein, Kantian Review 3, 18-40.

"Identification and Emotion in Narrative Film, in Carl Plantinga & Greg M.Smith (eds), Passionate Views: Film Cognition, and Emotion (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999), 200-216.

"Rag Bags, Disputes and Moral Pluralism", Utilitas 11, 37-8.


"Art and Ethics", The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics.

"'Art' as a Cluster Concept", in Theories of Art, ed. NoŽl Carroll, Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 25-44.

"The Intentional Fallacy", "Fiction and Non-Fiction", "Deception" and "Consequentialism", entries in the Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, 2nd ed., Robert Audi (ed) (Cambridge University Press).

"Justifying Moral Pluralism", in Re-Evaluating Ethical Intuitionism, ed. Philip Stratton-Lake, Oxford University Press.

In Progress

"Art and Knowledge", in Oxford Handbook to Aesthetics, ed. Jerrold Levinson, Oxford University Press.

"Film", in Oxford Handbook to Aesthetics, ed. Jerrold Levinson, Oxford University Press.

"Philosophy of the Movies", in Blackwell Guide to Aesthetics, ed. Peter Kivy, Blackwell.

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