Jonathan Gilmore

Jonathan Gilmore is a philosopher of art and an art critic. He is Professor of Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center and Baruch College, and Coeditor of The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. A 2013-2014 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, he was Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Yale University, and, earlier, a Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Princeton University. He is the recipient of National Endowment for the Humanities, Whiting, Mellon, and other national fellowships and awards. His areas of research include the emotions, the imagination, cognitive science, philosophy of literature, philosophy of art history, freedom of expression, and twentieth-century European philosophy. His criticism has appeared in ArtforumArt in AmericaArtNewsTema Celeste, and Modern Painters. His most recent book, Apt Imaginings: Feelings for Fictions and Other Creatures of the Mind (Oxford University Press, 2020), was awarded the 2021 Outstanding Monograph Prize by the American Society for Aesthetics.

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