Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind (OUP, 2014)

Philosophical Aesthetics and the Sciences of Art (CUP, 2014)

better art of comics

The Art of Comics: A Philosophical Approach (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).

  • On the whole, The Art of Comics is an excellent book, and will no doubt be the starting point for interested analytic philosophers for years to come…The book is also a real success at shedding new light on many long-standing problems in aesthetics. On top of its other achievements, Meskin and Cook’s anthology establishes beyond any doubt that comics merit philosophical study as much as they do carefree enjoyment. (Brandon Cooke, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews)
  • I found this volume to be extremely rewarding (both qua philosopher and qua comic lover), the essays by the two editors and Abell’s paper on genre being particular highlights… considered as a whole, The Art of Comics is an excellent collection and one which is likely to provoke spirited debate and serve as a spur to further research within Anglo-American philosophy (and philosophy more generally) into this sadly neglected art form. I, for one, look forward to these future developments immensely. To quote one of the greats in the history of comics—excelsior! (Jon Robson, British Journal of Aesthetics)

And here’s an interview about the book