Biography:Daniel O. Nathan

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Short description: American philosopher
Daniel O. Nathan
Alma materUniversity of Illinois at Chicago (PhD), University of Michigan (AB)
Era21st century Philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
InstitutionsTexas Tech University
ThesisReason and Content in Morality (1977)
Doctoral advisorRichard Kraut
Main interests
Aesthetics, ethical theory, philosophy of law
Notable ideas
Paradox of Intentionalism

Daniel Osher Nathan is an American philosopher and Professor of Philosophy at Texas Tech University. He is known for his expertise on aesthetics, ethical theory, and philosophy of law.[1]


Nathan defends an anti-intentionalist position in aesthetic interpretation and believes that intentionalism stems from a faulty analogy between an artwork and an utterance for communication.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

See also


  1. De Clercq, Rafael (2009). "The aesthetic creation theory of art". Sztuka I Filozofia 35. 
  2. Robinson, Jenefer (17 February 2007). "Review of Contemporary Debates in Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art". Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. ISSN 1538-1617. Retrieved 27 December 2017. 
  3. Eden, Brad (December 2005). "Review of "Contemporary debates in aesthetics and the philosophy of art"". Consciousness, Literature and the Arts 6. Retrieved 27 December 2017. 
  4. Carroll, Noël (2001) (in en). Beyond Aesthetics: Philosophical Essays. Cambridge University Press. pp. 417. ISBN 9780521786560. 
  5. "Nathan's Paradox of Intentionalism". 16 April 2014. 
  6. Selleri, Andrea (28 November 2014). "Oscar Wilde and Authorialism" (in en). 
  7. "Aesthetic Anti-Intentionalism: Art Tells Its Own Story". 26 September 2013. 
  8. "Nathan on Intentions & Interpretation". 
  9. Braddock, Matthew (August 2006). "Actual intentionalism, interpretation, and ethical criticism". Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics 3 (2). Retrieved 28 December 2017. 

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