Louise Hanson

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2020 - present Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow in Philosophy, St Hilda's College
2018 - 2020 Assistant Professor in Philosophy, Durham
2013 - 2018 Chandaria Fellow in Philosophy, Cambridge
2011 - 2013 Stipendiary Lecturer in Philosophy, Oxford



D.Phil Oxford
B.Phil Oxford
BA Kings College London



Two Dogmas of the Artistic-Ethical Interaction Debate. Canadian Journal of Philosophy

2019 Two Kinds of Companion in Guilt, in C. Cowie & R. Rowland (Eds.) Companion in Guilt Arguments in Metaethics (Oxford, Routledge).
2018 Moral Realism, Aesthetic Realism, and the Asymmetry Claim. Ethics 129: 39–69. 

Artistic Value is Attributive Goodness. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 75(4): 415-427

2017 The Real Problem with Evolutionary Debunking Arguments. Philosophical Quarterly 67(268): 508-33.
2015 Conceptual Art and the Acquaintance Principle. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 73 (3): pp. 247-258.  

I work on a variety of topics in metaethics and meta-aesthetics. I'm interested in realism and related debates including: evaluative testimony, evolutionary debunking arguments, blame and blameworthiness, and the relationship between realism and naturalism. I'm also interested in epistemic normativity, and issues in aesthetics including artistic value, morally bad art, and forgeries.