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[Photo]: Peg Brand Weiser

Peg Brand Weiser (Retired)

[Icon]: Website http://www.pegbrand.com Website


Emerita Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies


Studio Art: B.A. University of Illinois at Chicago 1973,
M.A. University of Wisconsin (Madison) 1975;
Philosophy: M.A. University of Illinois at Chicago 1978,
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago 1985

Academic Interests

philosophy of art, aesthetics, feminist philosophy, Simone de Beauvoir, philosophy of sport, medical ethics and fine arts/studio: painting and printmaking


University of Arizona Dep't. of Philosophy course Philosophy of Sport(Fall 2017); IUPUI Dep't. of Philosophy and Women's Studies Program (2002-2012); Indiana University Dep't. of Philosophy and Dep't. of Gender Studies (1994-2002); University of Oregon (1989-1994); The Ohio State University (1986-1989); University of Arizona Humanities program (1981-1986)


Nominated for Indiana Commission for Women Sixth Annual Torchbearer Award 2010, Favorite IUPUI Professor 2011 and 2006, Peg Zeglin Brand Chair in Gender Studies named in my honor at IUB funded by donors Dale and Norman Leff 1997, Instructional Media Development Grant, Instructional Support Services IU Bloomington 1999, to create videotape on Judy Chicago's on-campus teaching


Edited Books Beauty Unlimited. 2013. Indiana University Press. (Contents, Foreword, and Introduction.) Beauty Matters. 2000. Indiana University Press. (Contents, Foreword, and Introduction.) Feminism and Tradition in Aesthetics. (With Carolyn Korsmeyer.) 1995. Pennsylvania State University Press. (Contents and Introduction.) Articles How Beauty Matters. Forthcoming. In Lee B. Brown and David Goldblatt (eds.), Aesthetics: A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts. Routledge. The Feminist Art Project (TFAP) and its Significance for Aesthetics. Forthcoming. In Lisa Ryan Musgrave (ed.), Feminist Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art: Critical Visions, Creative Engagements. Springer Press. Misleading Aesthetic Norms of Beauty: Perceptual Sexism in Elite Women’s Sports. 2016. In Sherri Irvin (ed.), Body Aesthetics. Oxford University Press, 192-221. The Role of Luck in Originality and Creativity 2015. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 73.1: 31-55 Parody. 2014. Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. ORLAN Revisited: Disembodied Virtual Hybrid Beauty. 2013. In Peg Zeglin Brand Weiser (ed.), Beauty Unlimited. Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 306-340. The Aesthetics of Childbirth. (With Paula Granger.) 2012. In Sheila Lintott & Maureen Sander-Staudt (eds.), Philosophical Inquiries into Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Mothering: Maternal Subjects. Routledge, 215-236. Beauty as Pride: A Function of Agency. 2011. APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine 10.2:5-9. Emancipated Beauty. 2009. In Marc Nouschi and Elisabeth Azoulay (eds.), 100,000 Years of Beauty: Modernity/Globalisations (Volume 4 of 5). Paris, France: Gallimard, 140-142. Feminism and Aesthetics. 2007. In Linda Alcoff & Eva Feder Kittay (eds.), The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy. The Beauty of the Game. (With Myles Brand.) 2007. In Jerry Walls (ed.), Basketball and Philosophy, Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 94-103. Feminist Art Epistemologies: Understanding Feminist Art. 2006. Hypatia 21.3: 166-189. Salon-Haunters: The Impasse Facing French Intellectuals. 2005. In Sally Scholz & Shannon Mussett (eds.), The Contradictions of Freedom, SUNY Press, 211-226. Introduction: Feminism and Aesthetics. (With Mary Devereaux.) 2003. Hypatia 18.4: ix-xx. The Aesthetic Attitude in The Ethics of Ambiguity. 2001-2002. Simone de Beauvoir Studies 18: 31-48. VIRTUAL BEAUTY: Orlan and Morimura. 2001. L and B (Lier En Boog) 16: 92-104. Bound to Beauty: An Interview with Orlan. 2000. In Peg Zeglin Brand Weiser (ed.), Beauty Matters. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 289-313. Symposium: Beauty Matters. 1999. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 57.1: 1-10. Surface Interpretation: Reply to Leddy. (With Myles Brand.) 1999. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 57.4: 463-465. Glaring Omissions in Traditional Theories of Art. 1999. Reprinted 2003 In Steven Cahn (ed.), Philosophy for the 21st Century: A Comprehensive Reader, Oxford University Press, 779-813. A Surface and Deep Interpretation. (With Myles Brand.) 1998. Reprinted 2012 in Mark Rollins (ed.), Danto and His Critics, 2nd Edition. Wiley-Blackwell, 69-83. Letters to the Editor. 1995. (With Myles Brand, G. E. M. Anscombe, Donald Davidson, John M. Dolan, Peter T. Geach, Thomas Nagel, Barry R Gross, Nebojsa Kujundzic, Jon K. Mills, Stephen Lester Thompson, Richard J McGowan, Jennifer Uleman, John D. Musselman, James S. Stramel, & Parker English.) Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 69.2:119-131. Lord, Lewis, and the Institutional Theory of Art. 1982. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 40.3: 309-314.


Indiana University Intercampus Coalition for the Advancement of Women (ICAW), Associate to the President of Indiana University 1994-2002, Indiana University Foundation, Marvella Bayh Memorial Lecture Committee IUB 1995-1997

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