Dawn Wilson

Dr Dawn Wilson

Lecturer in Philosophy

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • Department of Languages and Philosophy

Qualifications

  • PhD (Durham University)

Summary

I joined the University of Hull in October 2011, having previously worked at St Anne's College, Oxford and the universities of Warwick, Southampton, Kent, Durham, and University College Cork.

I have published a multi-stage account of photography which has been internationally recognised as a new direction in the Philosophy of Photography. I am currently working on new articles and a book and I teach a module on the Philosophy of Photography.

I collaborate with interdisciplinary and international research networks on projects dedicated to photography, art, perception, image-theory, and cultural conservation, including:

Photographs: Perception and Changes. An interdisciplinary network on photography and its reception

Art and the Limits of Perception (Part of the SPIN network). A network bringing together aestheticians and philosophers of perception

White Rose Aesthetics Forum. A collaboration of Philosophers working in Aesthetics at Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and York

The (In Parenthesis) Project

Anglo-German Bildtheorie/Picture Theory International Research Group

Heritage and Memory Research Group at the University of Hull

Undergraduate

PGCHE - Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education

FHEA - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Book Chapter

Wittgenstein's 'Picture-Theory' and the Aesthetic Experience of Clear Thoughts

Wilson, D. Wittgenstein's 'Picture-Theory' and the Aesthetic Experience of Clear Thoughts. The University of Hull

Journal Article

Facing the camera: self-portraits of photographers as artists

Wilson, D. (2012). Facing the camera: self-portraits of photographers as artists. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 70(1), 55 - 66. doi:10.1111/j.1540-6245.2011.01498.x

Facing the camera: Self-portraits of photographers as artists

Wilson, D. M. (2012). Facing the camera: Self-portraits of photographers as artists. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 70(1), 56-66. doi:10.1111/j.1540-6245.2011.01498.x

Photography and causation: Responding to Scruton's scepticism

Phillips, D. M., & Wilson, D. (2009). Photography and causation: Responding to Scruton's scepticism. British Journal of Aesthetics, 49(4), 327-340. doi:10.1093/aesthj/ayp036

Fixing the image : re-thinking the 'mind-independence' of photographs

Wilson, D. (2009). Fixing the image : re-thinking the 'mind-independence' of photographs. Postgraduate journal of aesthetics, 6(2), 1-22

Research interests

Philosophy of photography

Philosophy of images / Bildtheorie

Aesthetics

Philosophy of art

History of analytic philosophy

Wittgenstein

Postgraduate supervision

Philosophy of photography

Aesthetics

Philosophy of art

Portraiture

Philosophy of images and depiction

Wittgenstein

History of analytic philosophy