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Carolyn Korsmeyer

Ph.D., Brown

Contact Information:

110 Park Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-0144(716) 645-0144
Personal Website: Carolyn Korsmeyer 1
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Areas of Specialization

Aesthetics; Emotion Theory; Philosophy and Sense Experience; Feminism.

Current Research

I am completing a project investigating genuineness with regard to artifacts and other historical remnants, examining the kinds of value possessed by "real" things and their ability to prompt encounters that bring the past into the present. Central to this study is an argument about the role of touch in such experiences.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Ethics

Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

Emotion Theory

Simone de  Beauvoir

Selected Publications

  • “Touch and the Experience of the Genuine,” British Journal of Aesthetics, October, 2012.
  • Savoring Disgust: The Foul and the Fair in Aesthetics (Oxford University Press, 2011).
  • The Taste Culture Reader: Experiencing Food and Drink (ed.) (Oxford: Berg Publishers 2005)
  • Gender and Aesthetics: An Introduction (London: Routledge, 2004)
  • Making Sense of Taste: Food and Philosophy (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999)