Livingston, Paisley

 

Livingston, Paisley

Paisley Livingston is Chair Professor of Philosophy and Head of the Department of Philosophy at Lingnan University. He served as Academic Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Lingnan from 2008-2010. Before moving to Hong Kong in 2001 he taught in the philosophy department at the University of Copenhagen. He was previously Full Professor at McGill University and also taught at Aarhus University, the University of Michigan, and Roskilde University. He has held research positions at CREA, l’École Polytechnique, Paris, and Zinbun, Kyoto, and was a guest professor at Siegen University in Germany.

Professor Livingston took his BA in Philosophy at Stanford University. He studied film for a year at the University of Paris III before entering the PhD programme at the Humanities Center of The Johns Hopkins University, where he was awarded his doctorate in 1981.

Professor Livingston’s area of specialization is aesthetics. His books include Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman: On Film as Philosophy (Oxford University Press), Art and Intention: A Philosophical Study (Oxford Clarendon Press), Models of Desire: René Girard and the Psychology of Mimesis (The Johns Hopkins University Press), Literature and Rationality: Ideas of Agency in Theory and Fiction (Cambridge University Press), and Literary Knowledge: Humanistic Inquiry and the Philosophy of Science (Cornell University Press). With Berys Gaut he co-editedThe Creation of Art: New Essays in Philosophical Aesthetics (Cambridge University Press), and with Carl Platinga,The Routledge Companion to Film and Philosophy (Routledge). He has published in a variety of academic journals and reference works.

Professor Livingston is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for the Cognitive Study of the Moving Image and is Editorial Consultant for The British Journal of Aesthetics. He is on the editorial boards of Filosofiske studier, Symploke, Sats: Nordic Journal of Philosophy, Episteme, and La Revue française d’esthétique.