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Dr Dawn Wilson

Dr Dawn Wilson

Lecturer in Philosophy

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • School of Politics and International Studies

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: 'Detection, Depiction, Deception'.

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

I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE)

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

The modules I will teach in 2022-23 are:

Reason, Logic and Argument

Creation, Persistence, Destruction: Problems in Metaphysics

Detection, Depiction, Deception: The Philosophy of Photography

Philosophy Dissertation

Modules I have taught in previous years include:

20th Century Analytic and Continental Philosophy

The Philosophy of Contemporary Thought and Culture

Wittgenstein, Language and Reality

Philosophical Texts

Philosophical Research Methods

Philosophy in Practice

Recent outputs

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Conference Proceeding

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

Wilson, D. (2011). Wittgenstein's 'Picture-Theory' and the Aesthetic Experience of Clear Thoughts. In R. Heinrich, E. Nemeth, W. Pichler, & D. Wagner (Eds.), In Image and Imaging in Philosophy, Science and the Arts. Volume 1 (143-161). https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110330519.143

Journal Article

Reflecting, Registering, Recording and Representing: From Light Image to Photographic Picture

Wilson, D. (2022). Reflecting, Registering, Recording and Representing: From Light Image to Photographic Picture. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 122(2), 141-164. https://doi.org/10.1093/arisoc/aoac008

Invisible Images and Indeterminacy: Why We Need a Multi-stage Account of Photography

Wilson, D. M. (2021). Invisible Images and Indeterminacy: Why We Need a Multi-stage Account of Photography. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 79(2), 161–174. https://doi.org/10.1093/jaac/kpab005

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6245.2011.01498.x

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

Phillips, D. M. (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

Image technology

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

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