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Noël Carroll
Position: Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Illinois, Chicago; Ph.D. Cinema Studies, New York University; M.A. Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh; B.A. Philosophy, Hofstra University

Research Interests

  • Aesthetic Theory
  • Philosophy of Film
  • Philosophy of Literature
  • Philosophy of the Visual Arts
  • Social and Cultural Theory
  • Philosophy of History
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of the Emotions
  • History of Early Modern Philosophy

Courses Recently Taught

  • Interpretation and Meaning (co-taught with Stephen Neale) (Spring 2010)
  • Classics in the Philosophy of Art (Fall 2008)

Representative Publications

Beyond Aesthetics (Cambridge University Press, 2001)

A Philosophy of Mass Art (Routledge, 1999)

Interpreting the Moving Image (Cambridge University Press, 1998)

Theorizing the Moving Image (Cambridge University Press, 1996)

The Philosophy of Horror or Paradoxes of the Heart (Routledge, 1990)

Mystifying Movies (Columbia University Press, 1991)