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George Dickie, PhD

Professor Emeritus


George Dickie is a Professor Emeritus. He received his PhD from UCLA. His main interests are in aesthetics, where he has published extensively. He is the author of Aesthetics: An Introduction (Pegasus, 1971), Art and the Aesthetic: An Institutional Analysis (Cornell University Press, 1974), The Art Circle (Haven Publications, 1984), The Century of Taste (Oxford Press, 1996), Evaluating Art (Temple University Press, 1988), Art and Value (Blackwell, 2001), and Aesthetic Journey: Selected Essays (Chicgo Spectrum Press, 2007). He co-edited Aesthetics: A Critical Anthology (St. Martin's Press, 1977, second edition 1989), Introduction to Aesthetics (Oxford, 1997). George Dickie has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (twice), the Guggenheim Foundation, the A.C.L.S. (twice), and the Advanced Studies for the Humanities at Edinburgh. He was a member of the Humanities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago during 1993-1994.

It is with great sadness that we announce that Professor Dickie has passed away. He is survived by his wife, sons, grandchildren, and friends. A more detailed memorial of Professor Dickie's contributions to the field and department will be available on our website at a later date.