Mikael Pettersson

PhD, Post-Doc, Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University

Visiting Scholar, Department of Philosophy, NYU

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Philosophy

New York University

5 Washington Place

New York, New York 10003

 

E-mail: mikael.pettersson@philosophy.su.se

mikael.pettersson@nyu.edu

Research

My area of specialization lies within aesthetics (broadly construed), in particular as it connects to selected issues within philosophy of mind (perception and imagination) and metaphysics (causation and 'minor entities'). I have written about the phenomenology of photography; about the role of causality in photography; and about an often-neglected aspect of picture perception, namely how we apprehend occluded portions of depicted objects, and objects that lie outside the picture frame. I currently hold a position as an International Post-Doc at Stockholm University, and am also a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Philosophy, New York University.

 

Selected Publications

—'Shot in the Dark: Notes on Photography, Causality, and Content.' Philosophical Quarterly, 62:249 (2012), pp. 759­-776. [penultimate draft] [final]

—'Seeing What Is Not There: Pictorial Experience, Imagination, and Non-localization.' The British Journal of Aesthetics, 51:3 (2011), pp. 279–294. [preprint pdf] [final]

—'Depictive Traces: On the Phenomenology of Photography.' The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 69:2 (2011), pp. 185-196. [preprint pdf] [final]

 

Current & Recent Teaching

Spring 2014:

—Aesthetics. Dept of Philosophy, NYU.

Spring 2013:

—Scientific Method and Research Ethics. Dept of Philosophy, Stockholm University.

—Aesthetics. Dept of Philosophy, Stockholm University.

—Aesthetics. Dept of Philosophy, Uppsala University.

Fall 2012:

Aesthetics. Dept of Musicology and Performance Studies, Stockholm University.

—Scientific Method and Research Ethics. Dept of Philosophy, Stockholm University.

—Theorising Art I. Master's Programme in Curating Art, Dept of Art History, Stockholm University.

—Theorising Art II. Dept of Art History, Stockholm University.

Spring 2012:

—Issues in Analytic Philosophy of Art. Dept of Philosophy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

—Perception and Depiction. Dept of Visual Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

 

Selected Talks

—'Negative Images: On Photography, Causation and Absences,' workshop Perceiving the Light: Shadow, Image, Transparency, Durham, March 2014.

—'Negative Images: On Photography, Causation and Absences,' conference Philosophy of Photography, Ovronnaz, Switzerland, June 2013.

—'Negative Images: On Photography, Causation and Absences,' London Aesthetics Forum, Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London, November 2012.

—'Perceiving Pictured Possibilities: Seeing-in, Seeing-that, and Imagination,' colloquium Fictionality, Possibility, Reality / II, Institute of Philosophy, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, April 2011.

—'Photography, Traces and Phenomenology,' Lingnan University, March 2009.

—'Walton's Jolt: On the Powers of Photography,' CMM Graduate Conference, University of Leeds, June 2007.

 

 

 

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