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Jon Robson

Teaching Associate, Faculty of Arts

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Teaching Summary

This semester Jon is teaching the second year module Notmative Ethics

In the past Jon has taught a wide variety of modules in most of the central areas of analytic philosophy. He is also experienced in teaching professional ethics to students from non-philosophy backgrounds.

Research Summary

Jon's current research focuses primarily on the epistemology of aesthetic (and more broadly normative) judgements and, in particular, on the debate over the nature and value of aesthetic testimony.… read more

Recent Publications

  • JON ROBSON, 2019. 'Aesthetic Testimony and the Test of Time' Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. (In Press.)
  • JON ROBSON, 2019. 'Is Perception the Canonical Route to Aesthetic Judgement' Australasian Journal Philosophy. (In Press.)
  • JON ROBSON, 2018. ‘The Beautiful Gamer?’. In: JON ROBSON and GRANT TAVINOR, eds., The Aesthetics of Videogames Routledge. (In Press.)
  • AARON MESKIN, JON ROBSON, KRIS GOFFIN, ANNA ICHINO and ANNELIES MONSERÉ, 2018. ‘Cognitive Science and Aesthetics.’ WIREs Cognitive Science. (In Press.)

Current Research

Jon's current research focuses primarily on the epistemology of aesthetic (and more broadly normative) judgements and, in particular, on the debate over the nature and value of aesthetic testimony. He has also published on a range of other topics including the philosophy of comics and videogames, the evil of death, the relationship of God to possible worlds, and the metaphysics of composition.

Jon has research interests in aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion.

Past Research

Jon was previously employed as AHRC postdoctoral fellow for the project 'Method in Philosophical Aesthetics: the challenge from the sciences'. His PhD thesis examined the ethical implications of metaphysical theories of time and modality.

  • JON ROBSON, 2019. 'Aesthetic Testimony and the Test of Time' Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. (In Press.)
  • JON ROBSON, 2019. 'Is Perception the Canonical Route to Aesthetic Judgement' Australasian Journal Philosophy. (In Press.)
  • JON ROBSON, 2018. ‘The Beautiful Gamer?’. In: JON ROBSON and GRANT TAVINOR, eds., The Aesthetics of Videogames Routledge. (In Press.)
  • AARON MESKIN, JON ROBSON, KRIS GOFFIN, ANNA ICHINO and ANNELIES MONSERÉ, 2018. ‘Cognitive Science and Aesthetics.’ WIREs Cognitive Science. (In Press.)
  • JON ROBSON and GRANT TAVINOR, eds., 2018. The Aesthetics of Videogames Routledge. (In Press.)
  • JON ROBSON, 2018. 'Omni-beauty as a Divine Attribute' Religious Studies. (In Press.)
  • CARL BAKER and JON ROBSON, 2017. 'An Absolutist Theory of Faultless Disagreement in Aesthetics.' Pacific Philosophical Quarterly. 98(3), 429-48 (In Press.)
  • JON ROBSON and AARON MESKIN, 2017. 'Still Self-Involved: a Reply to Patridge' Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 75(2), 184-7
  • JON ROBSON, 2017. ‘Against Aesthetic Exceptionalism.’. In: E. SULLIVAN-BISSETT, H. BRADLEY and P. NOORDHOF, eds., Art and the Nature of Belief. (In Press.)
  • GEORGE DARBY, MARTIN PICKUP and JON ROBSON, 2017. In: O. BUENO, G. DARBY, S. FRENCH and D. RICKLES, eds., Thinking about Science, Reflecting on Art. Routledge. 99-118
  • JON ROBSON, 2016. 'Comics and Ethics.'. In: FRANK BRAMLETT, ROY T. COOK and AARON MESKIN, eds., Routledge Companion to Comics Routledge. 311-8
  • BEN CURTIS and JON ROBSON, 2016. A Critical Introduction to the Metaphysics of Time Bloomsbury.
  • SARAH ADAMS and JON ROBSON, 2016. 'Does Absence Make Atheistic Belief Grow Stronger?' International Journal of Philosophy of Religion. 79(1), 49-68
  • JON ROBSON and AARON MESKIN, 2016. 'Videogames as Self-Referential Interactive Fictions' Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 72(2), 165-77
  • AARON MESKIN and JON ROBSON, 2015. 'Taste and Acquaintance.' Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 73(2), 127-139
  • JON ROBSON, 2015. 'A-time to Die: a Growing Block Account of the Evil of Death.' Philosophia. 42(4), 911-925
  • JON ROBSON, 2015. 'Norms of Belief and Norms of Assertion in Aesthetics.' Philosophers' Imprint. 16(5), 1-19
  • JON ROBSON, 2015. 'Religious Fictionalism and the Problem of Evil.' Religious Studies. 51(3), 353-60
  • GREGORY CURRIE, MATTHEW KIERAN, AARON MESKIN and JON ROBSON, eds., 2014. Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind Oxford University Press.
  • JON ROBSON, 2014. 'Aesthetic Testimony and the Norms of Belief Formation.' European Journal of Philosophy.
  • JON ROBSON, 2014. Aesthetic Autonomy and Self-aggrandisement. In: GREGORY CURRIE, MATTHEW KIERAN, AARON MESKIN and MARGARET MOORE, eds., 'Philosophical Aesthetics and the Sciences of Art?' Cambridge University Press. 3-28
  • JON ROBSON, 2014. ‘Heidegger and Analytic Philosophy: Together at Last?’ International Journal of Philosophical Studies. 22(3), 482-487
  • JON ROBSON, 2013. 'Appreciating the Acquaintance Principle: a reply to Konigsberg.' British Journal of Aesthetics. 53(2), 237-45
  • AARON MESKIN and JON ROBSON, 2012. 'Fiction and Fictional Worlds in Videogames.'. In: JOHN RICHARD SAGENG and TARJEI MANDT, eds., The Philosophy of Computer Games Springer. 201-218
  • JON ROBSON, 2012. 'Aesthetic Testimony.' Philosophy Compass. 7(1), 1-10
  • JON ROBSON and AARON MESKIN, 2012. 'Videogames and the First Person.'. In: GREGORY CURRIE, PETR KOTAKO and MARTIN POKORNY, eds., Mimesis: Metaphysics, Cognition, Pragmatics College Publications.
  • AARON MESKIN and JON ROBSON, 2010. 'Videogames and the Moving Image.' Revue Internationale de Philosophie. 64(4), 547-564
  • NIKK EFFINGHAM and JON ROBSON, 2007. 'A Mereological Challenge to Endurantism.' Australasian Journal of Philosophy. 85(4), 633-640

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