Harry Drummond

Harry Drummond

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Email: harry.drummond@liverpool.ac.uk
Website: https://philpeople.org/profiles/harry-drummond

Thesis Title

Understanding Art, Understanding Others: A 4E Approach to Intersubjectivity in Aesthetics


University of Liverpool


Dr. Vid Simoniti (University of Liverpool)
Dr. Cain Todd (Lancaster University)

Research Summary

My research falls at the intersections of Philosophy of Mind and Aesthetics, with a particular focus on 4E (embodied, embedded, extended, and enactive) approaches to cognition. My thesis looks at how 4E accounts of intersubjective interaction can offer explanatory benefits for accounts of aesthetic cognition: how interacting with others not only shapes, enables, and constrains aesthetic experiences, but gives us access to new aesthetic experiences we otherwise would not be able to have.
I am also co-editor of the British Society of Aesthetics’ journal Debates in Aesthetics, and editorial assistant for the British Journal of Aesthetics.

Research Interests

Philosophy of art,
philosophy of mind,
social cognition
and social ontology.


Drummond, H. (2022) ‘The “Social” in the Social Turn: Empathy, Bias, and Participatory Art’. Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology. Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. 65-81
Drummond, H. (2022) ‘The Value of Art’. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Drummond, H. (2022) ‘Creating Cities’. Philosophy Now.
Drummond, H. (2021) ‘Architectural Value and the Artistic Value of Architecture’. Debates in Aesthetics. Vol.17, Issue 1, pp. 13-28.


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