Dist Prof Stephen John Davies

MA (Monash) , PhD (London)

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Research interests

Philosophy of the arts; political philosophy


Research | Current

Philosophy of the arts.

Also has interests and teaching commitments in political philosophy.

Professor Stephen Davies's Research




Teaching | Current

Department: Department of Philosophy

Course Title Availability in 2012
PHIL 103 Freedom, Rights and Justice Semester 1
PHIL 152 Philosophy and Theories of Human Nature Semester 2
PHIL 205 Community, Society and Rights Semester 1
PHIL 212 Philosophy of the Arts Semester 2
PHIL 332 Philosophy of the Arts Semester 2
PHIL 732 Philosophy of the Arts 2 Semester 2

Professor Stephen Davies's Teaching


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Davies, S. (2012). The Artful Species: Aesthetics, Art, and Evolution (1st). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Pages: 320.
  • Davies, S. J. (2011). Musical Understandings and Other Essays on the Philosophy of Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/12165
  • Davies, S., Higgins, K., Hopkins, R., Stecker, R., & Cooper, D. E. (Eds.) (2009). A Companion to Aesthetics (Second). Malden: Wiley-Blackwell. Pages: 621.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/12164
  • Davies, S. (2007). Philosophical Perspectives on Art. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pages: 285.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/12161
  • Davies, S. (2006). The Philosophy of Art. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. Pages: 239.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/12167
  • Davies, S. (2003). Themes in the Philosophy of Music. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Pages: 283.
  • Davies, S. (2001). Musical Work and Performances: A Philosophical Exploration. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Contact details

Primary location

Level 3, Room 207-320
Auckland 1010
New Zealand