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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

  • Contemporary Problems in the Philosophy of Art (Fall 2015)
  • Classics in the Philosophy of Art (Spring 2014)
  • Philosophy of Motion Pictures (Fall 2013)
  • Philosophy of History (Spring 2013)
  • Topics in Contemporary Aesthetics (Fall 2012)

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)