Francisca Pérez-Carreño is Professor of Aesthetics and the Theory of Art at the University of Murcia (Spain). She obtained her PhD in Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Madrid, with a dissertation on “Semiotics and the Aesthetics of the Visual Arts”. She was Assistant Professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid, and in 1990 she moved to the Department of Philosophy at the University of Murcia, where she became Professor of Aesthetics and the Theory of Art in 2004. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Hull (1993), University of Berkeley (1995-6), and the University of Cambridge (2006). She has worked on the interpretation of the visual arts, and on contemporary theory of art. About those topics she wrote Los placeres del Parecido. Icono y representación (1988) and Arte Minimal. Objeto y sentido (2004). She has written a number of articles on aesthetics and the philosophy of art, and is the editor of Estética después del fin del arte. Ensayos sobre Arthur Danto (2006) y Estética (2013) She has also coedited with María J. Alcaraz Significado, emoción y valor. Ensayos sobre Filosofía de la Música, Madrid, 2010, and with I. Álvarez and J. Pérez-López Expression in the Performing Arts, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. Fort the past ten years her research has focussed on artistic expression and its relation to aesthetic value. At present, she is the principal researcher of the Research Project “Aesthetic and Other Values in Art. The role of Expression”, financed by the Spanish State Secretariat for Research, Development and Innovation. She is a member of the European Society for Aesthetics and belonged to the ESA’s first Executive Committee.
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