Faculty of Arts - Humanities


Distinguished Professor Stephen Davies

MA (Monash), PhD (London)

Distinguished Professor of Philosophy,
PhD Adviser Phiilosophy

Distinguished Professor Stephen Davies

Humanities, Philosophy

Email: sj.davies@auckland.ac.nz

Extension: 87615 (ph + 64 9 373 7599)

Location:
Arts 2
18 Symonds St
Level 3
Room 320



Research interests

Philosophy of the arts, political philosophy.

Recent publications

For a full list of publications, see the document on Distinguished Professor Stephen Davies' Research page.

2013. "Performing Musical Works Authentically: A Response to Dodd," British Journal of Aesthetic, 53, 71-75.
 

2012. The Artful Species: Aesthetics, Art, and Evolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 301. ISBN 978-0-19-965854-1.
 

2012. 'John Cage's 4'33".  Is it Music?' Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 90th Year Special Virtual Issue.
 

2012. 'Authentic Performances of Musical Works,' Teorema: Revista Internacional de Filosofia. 31 (3), 81-88.
 

2012.  'On Defining Music,' The Monist, 95, 535-555.
 

2012. 'Beauty, Youth, and the Balinese Legong Dance.' In P
 

2012. "Is Architecture Art?" in Philosophie der Architektur, Christoph Baumberger (ed. And trans.), Münster: Mentis, 2012.
 

2012. 'Analytic Philosophy of Music.' In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Philosophy. Duncan Pritchard (ed.). New York: Oxford University Press, June 26, 2012. http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780195396577/obo-9780195396577-0067.xml
 

2011. Musical Understandings and Other Essays on the Philosophy of Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 221. ISBN 978-0-19-960877-5.
 

2011. 'Questioning the Distinction between Intra- and Extra-musical Meaning,' Physics of Life Reviews, 8 (2), 114-115.
 

2011. 'The Role of Westerners in the Conservation of the Legong Dance.' Contemporary Aesthetics. Vol 3, http://www.contempaesthetics.org/newvolume/pages/article.php?articleID=625
 

2011. 'Infectious Music: Music-Listener Emotional Contagion.' In Peter Goldie & Amy Coplan (eds.) Empathy: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 134-148.
 

2011. 'Cross-cultural musical expressiveness: theory and the empirical programme.' In Elisabeth Schellekens & Peter Goldie (eds.), The Aesthetic Mind: Philosophy and Psychology, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 376-388.
 

2011. 'Notations.' In T. Gracyk and A. Kania (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music, London: Routledge, 70-79.

 

2011. 'Analytic Philosophy of Music.' In T. Gracyk and A. Kania (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music, London: Routledge, 294–304.
 

2011. 'The Musical Expression of Emotion,' in A Reader in the Philosophy of the Arts, David Goldblatt & Lee Brown (eds.), (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall), 185-190. Third edition. Excerpted from The Philosophy of Art.
 

2010. Art, definition of. In E. Craig (Ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. London: Routledge. Retrieved October 18, 2010, from http://www.rep.routledge.com/article/M006
 

2010. Art, performing. In E. Craig (Ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. London: Routledge. Retrieved October 18, 2010, from http://www.rep.routledge.com/article/M034
 

2010. 'Why Art is not a Spandrel?' British Journal of Aesthetics, 50, 333-341.
 

2010. 'The Hypothetical Intentionalist's Dilemma: a Reply to Levinson," British Journal of Aesthetics, 50, 307-312. (co-authored with Robert Stecker)
 

2010. 'Functional Beauty Examined,' Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 40, 315-332.
 

2010. "Music, Fire, and Evolution," Politics and Culture, Issue 1, http://www.politicsandculture.org/2010/04/29/music-fire-and-evolution/ (accessed April 30, 2010)
 

2010. 'Non-Western Art and Art's Definition,' in Aesthetics Today: A Reader, edited by R. Stecker & T. Gracyk, (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2010), 137-146.
 

2010. 'The Expression of Emotion in Music,' in Aesthetics Today: A Reader, edited by R. Stecker & T. Gracyk, (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2010), 296-303. Excerpted from Musical Meaning and Expression, 227-240.
 

2010. 'Emotions Expressed and Aroused by Music: Philosophical Perspectives.' In P.N. Juslin & John Sloboda (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Music and Emotion: Theory, Research, Applications, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 15-43.
 

2009. 'Life is a Passacaglia.' Philosophy and Literature, 33, 315-328.
 

2009. 'The History.' In Legong. Doug Myers (ed.), (Ubud: Amandari), 20-25.
 

2009. Review of Malcolm Budd's Aesthetic Essays, (Oxford: Oxford University Press), Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2009.08.29, http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=17205
 

2009. 'Responding Emotionally to Fictions.' Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 67, 269-284.
 

2009. A Companion to Aesthetics. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, xvi + 621. Second edition. Co-edited with K. HIGGINS, R. HOPKINS, R. STECKER, & D. COOPER.
 

2009. "Twentieth-century Anglo-American Analytic Aesthetics." In S. Davies, K. M. Higgins, R. Hopkins, R. Stecker, & D, E, Cooper (eds.), A Companion to Aesthetics. Second edition. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 61-73. Co-authored with Robert Stecker.
 

2009. "Music and Song." In S. Davies, K. M. Higgins, R. Hopkins,  R. Stecker, & D, E, Cooper (eds.), A Companion to Aesthetics. Second edition. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 91-95. Co-authored with John Andrew Fisher.
 

2009. "Danto, Arthur C(oleman)." In S. Davies, K. M. Higgins, R. Hopkins,  R. Stecker, & D, E, Cooper (eds.), A Companion to Aesthetics. Second edition. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 226-229. Co-authored with David Novitz.
 

2009. "Evolution, Aesthetics, and Art." In S. Davies, K. M. Higgins, R. Hopkins,  R. Stecker, & D, E, Cooper (eds.), A Companion to Aesthetics. Second edition. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 259-261.
 

2009. "Notations." In S. Davies, K. M. Higgins, R. Hopkins, R. Stecker, & D, E, Cooper (eds.), A Companion to Aesthetics. Second edition. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 441-443.
 

2009. "Performance." In S. Davies, K. M. Higgins, R. Hopkins, R. Stecker, & D, E, Cooper (eds.), A Companion to Aesthetics. Second edition. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell,460-462.
 

2009. Review of Andy Hamilton, Aesthetics and Music, (London: Continuum), Analysis, 69, 397-398.
 

2008. 'Trying to Define Art as the Sum of the Arts,' Pazhouhesh Nameh-e Farhangestan-e Honar (Research Journal of the Iranian Academy of the Arts), 8, Spring (2008): 12-23. (Also in Persian in the same journal.)
 

2008. 'Musical Works and Orchestral Colour.' British Journal of Aesthetics, 48, 363-375.
 

2008. 'True Interpretations,' In Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Literature: An Analytic Approach, D. Davies & C. Matheson (eds.), (Plymouth: Broadview), 211-216.
 

2008. 'Così's Canon Quartet.' In G. Hagberg (ed.), Art and Ethical Criticism, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 245-258.
 

2008. 'The Origins of Balinese Legong,' Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkund (BKI), 164 (2/3), 194-211.
 

2008. 'Bob, Little Jim, Bluebottle, and the Three Stooges,' Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics (British Society of Aesthetics), 5 (1) http://www.british-aesthetics.org/pjacurrent.aspx
 

2008. Review: Peter Kivy, Introduction to a Philosophy of Music, (Oxford: Clarendon Press), Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 76, 222-224.

Distinguished Professor Stephen Davies's Recent publications

Current teaching


Philosophy
Course Title Availability in 2014
PHIL 152 Philosophy and Theories of Human Nature Semester 2
PHIL 205 Community, Society and Rights Semester 2
PHIL 212 Philosophy of the Arts Semester 2
PHIL 332 Philosophy of the Arts Semester 2
PHIL 732 Philosophy of the Arts 2 Semester 1


Distinguished Professor Stephen Davies's Teaching


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