Graham McFee

Adjunct Professor
California State University Fullerton   

  
(w) gmcfee@fullerton.edu

Main page Curriculum Vitae
Baker and Hacker without Baker? Wittgenstein: Text and Context
"On first looking into ...": The placing of the 'slips of paper' ... Wittgenstein, Systematicity and the Use of Philosophy
A Nasty Accident With One's Flies (Inaugural Address) Everything Goes with Beer

Qualifications

1973 BA(Hons) Keele University. Philosophy and English

1975 MA (By Research) Keele University. Philosophy.   Thesis: Flesh: An essay on personal identity . Examiner: David Wiggins

1982  PhD. University College, London. Philosophy. Thesis: The historical character of art: an essay in constructivist philosophy . Examiners: Malcolm Budd & R. A. Sharpe

Inaugurated: Professor of Philosophy, University of Brighton, 1995

Vice President, British Society of Aesthetics, 1999-2004

 Teaching Experience

1995--present  California State University Fullerton

1995--2013   University of Brighton, Professor of Philosophy & Lecturer in Philosophy

1992--95     University of Brighton, Senior/Principal Lecturer in Philosophy

1979--92     Brighton Polytechnic, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

1976--79     East Sussex College of Higher Education, Lecturer in Philosophy

1974--76     Chelsea College of Physical Education, Lecturer in Philosophy

Also:

1993       Open University Summer School tutor (Philosophy and the Arts)

1983      Part-Time Lecturer, University of Sussex

1979--80      Visiting Professor of Philosophy, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Academic Responsibilities

Undergraduate courses taught include:
Introductory philosophy
Aesthetic appreciation/ Philosophy of art
Philosophy of mind
Philosophy of natural and social science (all levels)
Aesthetics of dance (all levels)
Philosophy of Wittgenstein
Freedom of the will
Philosophy of language
Metaphysics
Descartes
Introductory logic

Graduate courses taught include:
Philosophy of Wittgenstein
Philosophy of art/Aesthetics (esp. aesthetics of dance)
Philosophy of language
Philosophy of mind
Twentieth century ideas of human nature

Interdisciplinary courses/panels:
Sport, values and ideology
Art education
Dance education
Ethics of research

Supervision of research students:
Supervision of MPhil and PhD candidates
participation in Thesis panels
(also supervision of PhD candidates at other universities)

Preparation of graduate & research students:
Graduate Training Workshop 1987 to 1992
Certificate in Research Methodology 1995 to 1999

Major administrative responsibilities:
Co-ordinator, courses in Socio-Cultural disciplines in Chelsea School
M.A. Physical Education: Course Leader 1986 to 1996

Other Professional Experience

Research Degree Supervision (completed):
Two MA Theses in Canada
Two M.Phil Theses
One MA (by research) Thesis
Ten Ph.D. Theses

Currently supervising five Ph.D. Theses

Research Degree Examining:
Seven Ph.D; One M.Phil; One M.Litt (Univ. of Oxford)
One Ph.D. (University of Utrecht)

External Examining:
External Examiner, BA (Hons) Philosophy, University of Birmingham (2000-2003)
External Examiner, BA (Hons) Philosophy, University of Lancaster (1997-2001)
External Examiner, MSc by Research (Philosophy), University of Edinburgh (1995-1999)
External Examiner, BA (Hons), De Montfort University (Bedford) (1995-1998)
Moderator, undergraduate aesthetics courses, University of Sussex (1994)

Scholarly Activity:
Vice President British Society of Aesthetics (1999--2004); member of Executive Committee (1985-1998); and referee for British Journal of Aesthetics
Editorial Consultant, Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics
Editorial Consultant, Idealistic Studies
Treasurer and Assistant Editor, R. G. Collingwood Society 1989--93
Editorial Consultant, Res Publica
Referee for Education and Social Research Council (ESRC) research proposals
Referee for publications for Harvester Press, Routledge, Oxford University Press

 

 Research Publications and Presentations

A.       BOOKS

Single authored

1.     2004           The concept of dance education (Expanded Edition), Pageantry Press: pp. 312 (ISBN 0-99547147-0-9]

2.     2004           Sport, rules and values, Routledge: pp. 202 (ISBN 0-415-32964)

3.     2000           Free will, Acumen: pp. 184 (ISBN 1-902683-04-8). [in North America, McGill-Queens University Press]

4.     1994           The concept of dance education, Routledge: pp. 216+ (ISBN 0-415-08376-1).

5.     1992           Understanding dance. Routledge: pp. 339+ (ISBN 0-415-07809-1).

6.     1978           Much of Jackson Pollock is vivid wallpaper: An essay in the epistemology of aesthetic judgements. University Press of America: pp. 202.

7.     1977           Chelsea papers in human movement studies: Philosophy and movement, East Sussex College of Higher Education: pp. 96.

Edited

8.     2003           [with Graham Berridge] editor, Partnerships in leisure: Sport, tourism and management, Leisure Studies Association: pp. 245+ (ISBN 00-906337-89-5).

9.     2000           [with Marc Keech] editor, Issues and values in sport and leisure cultures, Meyer & Meyer Verlag: pp. 285+ (ISBN 1-84126-055-X).

10.     1999           editor, Dance, education and philosophy, Meyer & Meyer Verlag: pp. 192+ (ISBN 1-84126-008-8).

11.     1995           [with Wilf Murphy & Garry Whannel] editor, Leisure cultures: Values, genders, lifestyles, Leisure Studies Association: pp. 308+ (ISBN 0-906337-65-8).

12.     1993           [with Alan Tomlinson] editor, Education, sport and leisure: Connections and controversies, University of Brighton (Chelsea School Topic Report): pp. 214+
(ISBN 1-871-96626-4): re-issued Meyer & Meyer Verlag, 1997 (ISBN 3-89124-442-8).

Forthcoming

 

 

B.       PHILOSOPHY PAPERS IN REFEREED JOURNALS / BOOKS

1.     2005     'The artistic and the aesthetic', British Journal of Aesthetics, October, 2005

2.     2005     'Art, understanding and historical character: a contribution to analytic aesthetics', in K. Mey (ed.) Art in the Making: Aesthertics, Historicity and Practice  Peter Lang: pp. 71-93. (ISBN 3-906764-93-1)

3.     2004     'Wittgenstein and the arts: Understanding and performing', in P. Lewis (ed.) Wittgenstein, Aesthetics and Philosophy, Ashgate: pp. 109-136. (ISBN 0-7546-0517-5)

4.     2004     'Normativity, justification and (MacIntyrean) practices: Some thoughts on methodology for the philosophy of sport', Journal of Philosophy of Sport, Vol. XXXI No.1 pp. 15-33.

5.     2004     'Freedom, justice and illusion', Res Publica. Vol 10, pp. 69-78.

6.     2003     'Art, audience and understanding: the case of dance', The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics, Vol 27 pp. 143-158. (ISSN 0284-7698)

7.       2003     'Art, essence and Wittgenstein', in S. Davies & A. Sukla (eds.) Art and Essence, Praeger: pp. 17-38. (ISBN 0-275-97766-8)

8.     2003     'Cognitivism and dance experience', in A. C. Sukla (ed.) Aesthetic experience, Praeger: pp. 121-143. (ISBN 0-275-97394-8)

9.     2002     'Context, audience and understanding',  in F. van Peperstraten (ed.) Jaarboek voor Esthetica 2002, pp. 111-125. (ISSN 1568-2250)

10.     2001     'Wittgenstein, performing art and action', in M. Turvey & R. Allen (eds.) Wittgenstein theory and the arts, Routledge: pp. 92-116. (ISBN 0-415-22875-1)

11.     2001     'Wollheim on expression (and representation)', in R. Van Gerwen (ed.) Richard Wollheim and the art of painting, Cambridge University Press: pp. 151-168. (ISBN 0-521-80174-5)

12.     2000     'The aesthetics of dance', in B. Gaut & D. Lopes (ed.) Routledge companion to aesthetics, Routledge: pp. 545-556. (ISBN 0-415-20737-1)

13.     2000     'Spoiling: an indirect reflection of sport's moral imperative?', in C. Tamburrini and T. Tannsjo (eds.) Values in sport, Spon/Routledge: pp. 172-182. (ISBN 0-419-25360-2)

14.     1999     'Wittgenstein on art and aspects', Philosophical Investigations Vol. 22: pp. 262-284. (ISSN 0190-0536).

15.     1999     'Technicality, philosophy and dance-study', in G. McFee (ed.) Dance, education and philosophy, Meyer & Meyer: pp. 155-185. (ISBN 1-84126-008-8) .

16.     1999     'Introduction: thinking through dance studies', in G. McFee (ed.) Dance, education and philosophy, Meyer & Meyer: pp. 1-11. (ISBN 1-84126-008-8).

17.     1998     'Truth, arts education and the postmodern condition', in D. Carr (ed.) Education, knowledge and truth: Beyond the postmodern impasse, Routledge: pp. 80-95. , (ISBN 0-415-16317-X).

18.     1998     'Are there philosophical issues in respect of sport (other than ethical ones)?',
in M. McNamee and J. Parry (eds.) Ethics and sport, E & FN Spon, Chapman & Hall: pp. 3-18. (ISBN 0-419-21510-7).

19.     1998     'Everything you ever wanted to know about Wittgenstein', Philosophical Society for the Study of Sport Newsletter, July: pp. 12-18.

20.     1998     'Dance, aesthetics of', in E. Craig (ed.) Routledge encyclopaedia of philosophy Volume 2, London: Routledge: pp. 774-777. (ISBN 0415-073-103).

21.     1998     'Dance: contemporary themes', in M. Kelly (ed.) Encyclopedia of aesthetics Volume 1, Oxford University Press: pp. 494-497. (ISBN 0-19-512645-9).

22.     1998     'Dance criticism', in M. Kelly (ed.) Encyclopedia of aesthetics Volume 1, Oxford University Press: pp. 469-471. (ISBN 0-19-512645-9).

23.     1997     'Meaning and the art-status of music alone', British Journal of Aesthetics. Vol. 37: pp. 31-46. (ISSN 0007-0904).

24.     1996     'Bradley, possibility and a question-and-answer logic', in W. Mander (ed.) Perspectives on the logic and metaphysics of F H Bradley, Thoemmes Press , pp. 269-287 (ISBN 1-85506-433-2).

25.     1996     'Postmodernism, dance and post-industrial society',in R. Gill (ed.) Information society: New media, ethics and postmodernism, Springer-Verlag: pp. 342-354 , (ISBN 3-540-76036-9).

26.     1995     'Ethics and sport: some reflections',in A. Tomlinson and S. Fleming (eds.) Ethics, sport and leisure: Crises and critiques (CSRC Topic Report 5), University of Brighton: pp. xv-xx (ISBN 1-871-966-41-8); re-issue Meyer & Meyer Verlag, 1997 , (ISBN 3-89124-441-X).

27.     1995     'Back to the future: a reply to Sharpe', British Journal of Aesthetics. Vol. 35 , pp. 278-283. (ISSN 0007-0904).

28.     1994     'Was that Swan Lake I saw you at last night?', Dance Research Vol.12: pp. 20-40 (ISSN 0264-2875).

29.     1994     'Pictorial representation in art', British Journal of Aesthetics. Vol. 34: pp. 35-47. (ISSN 0007-0904).

30.     1993     'The surface grammar of dreaming', Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 1993/4: pp. 95-115. (ISBN 0-907111-30-0; ISSN 0066-7374).

31.     1992     'Collingwood: the idea of a 'late' aesthetics', Idealistic Studies. Vol. 22: pp. 142-162 (ISSN 0046-8541).

32.     1992     'The historical character of art: a re-appraisal', British Journal of Aesthetics:
pp. 307--319. (ISSN 0007-0904).

33.     1990     'Davies' replies: a response', Grazer Philosophische Studien: pp. 177--184.

34.     1990     'Wittgenstein: Understanding and intuitive awareness',in R. Haller and J. Brandl (eds.) Wittgenstein: Towards a re-evaluation Vol. 2, Holder-Pichler-Tempsky: pp. 37--46.

Forthcoming:

59.                              

xxxxxxxxx                         'The centrality of art as an interpretive category' in D Matravers and E Winters (eds.) Philosophy and Contemporary Art, Ashgate

61.     'Wollheim, Richard' in R. Wilkinson (ed.) Dictionary of Twentieth Centrury Philosophers, Thoemmes

 

C.       INTERDISCIPLINARY PAPERS IN REFEREED JOURNALS / BOOKS

1.     2004     'Why don't sports psychologists consider Freud?', in M. McNamee (ed.) Philosophy and the sciences of  exercise, health and sport, Routledge: pp. 85-116. (ISBN 0-415-35340-8)

2.     2003     'Partnering is such sweet sorrow: some perils of partnership', in G. Berridge & G. McFee (eds.)  Partnerships in leisure: Sport, tourism and management, Leisure Studies Association: pp. 11-26  (ISBN 00-906337-89-5)

3.     2002     'It's not a game: The place of philosophy in the study of sport', in J. Sugden & A. Tomlinson (eds.) Power games: Towards a critical sociology of sport, Routledge: pp. 117-137 (ISBN 0-415-25100-1)

4.     2000     'Sport - A Moral Laboratory?' in M. McNamee, C. Jennings & M. Reeves (eds.) Just leisure: policy, ethics and professionalism. Leisure Studies Association: pp. 153-168. (ISBN 0-906337-81)

5.     2000     'Preface' to Daniel Shaw A philosophical account of the nature of art appreciation, Edwin Mellor Press: pp. xii-xv. (ISBN 0-7734-7495-1)

6.     2000     'Locating issues and values in sport and leisure cultures' (with Marc Keech) in M. Keech & G. McFee (eds.) Issues and values in sport and leisure cultures, Meyer & Meyer Verlag: pp. 1-23 (ISBN 1-84126-055-X). [A6]

7.     2000     'The persistence of value: an Olympic case-study' in  M. Keech & G. McFee (eds.) Issues and values in sport and leisure cultures, Meyer & Meyer Verlag: pp. 255-278 (ISBN 1-84126-055-X). [A6]

8.     1999     'Riefenstahl's Olympia: ideology and aesthetics in the shaping of the Aryan athletic body' (with Alan Tomlinson) International Journal of the History of Sport, Vol.16: pp. 86-106 (ISSN 0952-3367): and in J. A. Mangan (ed.) Shaping the superman, Cass: pp. 86-106. (ISBN 0-7146-80133).

9.     1995     'Introduction' (with Wilf Murphy & Garry Whannel), in McFee, Murphy and Whannel (eds.) Leisure cultures: Values, genders, lifestyles, Leisure Studies Association: pp. v-x (ISBN 0-906337-65-8) [A8].

10.     1995     'Informed consent? A case study from environmental physiology' (with Paul McNaught-Davis), in A. Tomlinson and S. Fleming (eds.) Ethics, sport and leisure: crises and critiques (CSRC Topic Report 5), University of Brighton: pp. 111-125
(ISBN 1-871-966-41-8); re-issue Meyer & Meyer Verlag, 1997 (ISBN 3-89124-441-X).

11.     1995     'Let's hear it for the boys: dance, gender and education' (with Fiona Smith), in A. Tomlinson (ed.) Gender, sport and leisure: continuities and challenges (CSRC Topic Report 4), University of Brighton: pp. 63-80 (ISBN 1-871-966-36-1); re-issue Meyer & Meyer Verlag, 1997 (ISBN 3-89124-443-6).

12.     1995     'Notes on bodily culture and sport ideology: the case of Leni Riefenstahl' (with Alan Tomlinson), in Charles Pigeassou (ed.) Entre Tradition et Modernite: Le Sport,
IRS: pp. 229-234 (ISBN 2-9508780-0-8).

13.     1993     'Education, art and the physical: the case of the academic study of dance - present and future', in McFee and Tomlinson (eds.), Education, sport andleisure.

14.     1993     'Curriculum change and critique: themes in the study of education, sport and leisure', in McFee and Tomlinson (eds.), Education, sport and leisure .

15.     1993     'Reflections on the nature of action research', Cambridge Journal of Education. Vol. 23: pp. 173--183 (ISSN 0305-764X).

16.     1992     'Triangulation in research: two confusions', Educational Research. Vol. 34: pp. 215--219. (ISSN 0013-1881).

Forthcoming

23.                         'Right reason: searching for truth in the sport and exercise sciences', European Journal of  Sports Science  (expected 2005)

24.                         'The quest for understanding sport: Generating knowledge through researching art and action' Sports Management Quarterly. (expected 2006)

 

E.            PHILOSOPHY PRESENTATIONS AND UNREFEREED PUBLICATIONS

1.     2005     'Paradigms and possibilities: an exercise in "soiling one's own nest"', British Philosophy of Sport Association National conference, Durham, May.

2.     2005           "The artistic and the aesthetic', Oxford, May.

3.     2005     'Free will: the compatibilist solution?', Open University, Croydon, April

4.     2004     'Free will: the compatibilist solution?', Open University, Croydon, April

5.     2003     'The republic of  Terry Diffey ', British Society of Aesthetics annual conference, Oxford, September

6.     2003     'Why sport is not a (MacIntyrean) practice', Keynote adress, International Association for Philosophy of Sport conference, Cheltenham, September

7.     2003     'The Value of Philosophy', Conference for Students of A-level philosophy, Godalming, Surrey, March

8.     2003     'Everything you ever wanted to know about Wittgenstein', University of Brighton Philosophy Society, February

9.     2002     'The Value of Aesthetics', Nottingham High School, November.

10.     2002     'Talking to Persons: A Philosophical Perspective', Conference: "What is a Human Being?", University of Brghton, April.

11.     2002     'The Nature of Artistic Value: Response-Reliance and Phenomenology', Annual conference of British Society for Phenomenology, Oxford, March.

12.     2001     'Art, Audience and Understanding: The Case of Dance', Conference 'The Future of Dance', University of Uppsala, Sweden, February.

13.     2000     'Art, Audience and Understanding: The Case of Dance', University of California, Riverside, November.

14.     2000     'The Aesthetics of Dance', California State University, San Diego, November.

15.     2000     'On Art and the Mind', National Conference, British Society of Aesthetics, Oxford, September.

16.     2000     'Artistic value: some methodological reflections', Anglo-French Aesthetics conference, Oxford, April.

17.     2000     'Context, audience and understanding', conference of Dutch Society for Analytic Aesthetics , Utrecht, February.

18.     1999     'On art and the mind', conference of Dutch Society for Analytic Aesthetics, Leuven, May.

19.     1998     'Art and life: ethics and aesthetics are not one?', conference on analytical ethics and aesthetics, University of Utrecht, December.

20.     1998     'Wittgenstein and the arts: performing and interpreting', Philosophy Society, St. David's College, University of Wales Lampeter, November.

21.     1998     'The artistic and the aesthetic', National Conference of British Society of Aesthetics, Oxford, September.

22.     1998     'Spoiling: an indirect reflection of sport's moral imperative?', Philosophical Society for Study of Sport/World Congress of Philosophy, August, Boston MA.

23.     1998     'Art, understanding and historical character: a contribution to analytic aesthetics', Theoros Conference, Dundee, May.

24.     1998     'Wittgenstein, understanding and performing art', Centre for Ideas and Society, University of California, Riverside, April.

25.     1998     'Objectivity of artistic appreciation', Cheltenham Philosophy Society, February.

26.     1997     'Philosophical technicalities and the study of dance', Symposium on Dance and Philosophy, University of Brighton, Eastbourne, December.

27.     1997     'Wittgenstein and the arts; performing and understanding', Royal Institute of Philosophy, Cardiff, November.

28.     1997     'Wittgenstein on performing art', National Conference of British Society of Aesthetics, Oxford, September.

29.     1997     'Objectivity, action and art education', invited presentation to "Philosophy, Culture and Education" Conference, Edinburgh, September.

30.     1997     'Wollheim on expression (and representation)', keynote presentation to conference on Aesthetics of Richard Wollheim, University of Utrecht, May.

31.     1996     'Objectivity and imagination in arts education', University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, November.

32.     1996     'Postmodernism: some reflections on Putnam, Derrida and Austin', invited presentation, University of Utrecht, October.

33.     1996     'Art, beauty and the ethical', Joint Conference of the British Society of Aesthetics/Dutch Society for Aesthetics, Antwerp, September.

34.     1996     'Wittgenstein, systematicity and progress in philosophy', invited presentation to Philosophy of Education Society, Wales, June.

35.     1996     'A nasty accident with one's flies: Or, life in philosophy', inaugural lecture as Professor of Philosophy, University of Brighton, May.

36.     1996     'Wittgenstein: Games, language-games and family resemblance', Open University undergraduate Philosophy Society, March.

37.     1996     'The persistence of value: an Olympic case-study', Keynote address to Conference "Sport, Philosophy and the Olympics", Woburn, March.

38.     1996     'Freedom of the will: the problem of determinism', Pepperdine University, California, March.

39.     1996     'Art, beauty and the ethical', invited presentation to Pepperdine University, Malibu California, March.

40.     1995     'Meaning, and the art-status of music alone', invited presentation to Hungarian Association for Aesthetics conference, "Musical Aesthetics", Budapest, October 1995 .

41.     1995     'Subjectivity and judgements of art' and 'The institutional theory of art', both at Cardiff Institute of Higher Education, May 1995.

42.     1995     'Are there philosophical issues in respect of sport (other than ethical ones)?, invited speaker, Conference "Philosophical Issues in Physical Education and Sport", Cardiff, March 1995.

43.     1994     'Wittgenstein, art and philosophy', University of Sussex Philosophy Society, December 1994.

44.     1994     'Wittgenstein on art and aspects', Conference of Hungarian Society for Aesthetics, Budapest, October 1994.

45.     1994     'Meaning and truth in the arts', Joint Conference of British Society of Aesthetics/Dutch Society of Aesthetics, Oxford, September 1994.

46.     1994     'Postmodern dance and post-industrial society', Conference on New Visions of the Post-Industrial Society, University of Brighton, July 1994.

47.     1994     'The surface grammar of dreaming', Aristotelian Society, January 1994.

48.     1993     'Bradley, possibility and a question-and-answer logic', International Bradley Colloquium, Merton College Oxford.

49.     1993     'Was that Swan Lake I saw you at last night?', Society for Dance Research.

50.     1993     'Dance, art and understanding', Nottingham Trent University.

51.     1992     'Pictorial representation in art', Joint Conference of the British Society for Aesthetics/the Scandinavian Society for Aesthetics.

52.     1991     'Imagination and the understanding of art', University of Nottingham Society for Aesthetics.

53.     1991     'Wittgenstein, life and scholarship', The Wittgenstein Memorial Address, Brighton Polytechnic.

54.     1990     'Intention and understanding', Philosophy Society, Brighton Polytechnic.

55.     1990     'Some questions on the interpretation of Wittgenstein', University of Oxford, Graduate Group.

56.     1990     'Collingwood: the historical character of understanding', History of Ideas Conference, University of Sussex.

 

F.            INTERDISCIPLINARY PRESENTATIONS AND UNREFEREED PUBLICATIONS

1.     2005     'Ethical considerations and voluntary informed consent in research (in sport, etc.)', Keynote to conference on 'Ethical Issues in Leisure Research', University of Gloucestershire, March

2.     2005     'Research quality and qualitative research in sport', Loughborough University, February.

3.     2004     'Right reason: searching for truth in the sport and exercise sciences', 9th annual conference of the European College of Sport Science, 3rd-6th July, Clermont Ferrand, France.

4.     2001     'Partnering is such sweet sorrow: some perils of partnerships', Keynote address to Leisure Studies Association Conference, July.

5.     1999     'Sport: a moral laboratory?', Keynote address to Leisure Studies Association Conference, 'Just Leisure', July.

6.     1998     'Taking (Olympic) sport seriously', Centre for the Study of Sport and Society, University of Warwick, February.

7.     1997     'The moral laboratory: a consideration of sport', Research Seminar Series, University of Brighton.

8.     1995     'Creativity and the teaching of arts activities', Nottingham Trent University, February 1995.

9.     1994     'Creativity, seeing and making', Conference of National Society for Education in Art and Design, Cardiff, November 1994.

10.     1993     'Notes on bodily culture and sport ideology: the case of Leni Riefenstahl' (with Alan Tomlinson), Conference of the Mediterranean Games, France.

 

April 2006

 

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