Prof Berys Gaut

Prof Berys Gaut


Researcher profile

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Research areas

His research interests include: aesthetics, especially its relation to ethics; the philosophy of creativity; the philosophy of film and film theory; philosophy for children; and moral theory.

He is a past President of the British Society of Aesthetics and an Editorial Consultant to The British Journal of Aesthetics. He has held several research awards, including most recently a two-year Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship.

He the author of two monographs, Art, Emotion and Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2007) and A Philosophy of Cinematic Art (Cambridge University Press, 2010). He is currently working on a new monograph on creativity.

PhD supervision

  • Katherine Crone

Selected publications

  • Art, Emotion and Ethics

    Gaut, B., 2007, Oxford University Press. 269 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • A Philosophy of Cinematic Art

    Gaut, B., 2010, Cambridge University Press. 337 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Creativity and philosophy

    Gaut, B. N. (ed.) & Kieran, M. (ed.), 6 Mar 2018, London: Routledge. 394 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • The value of creativity

    Gaut, B. N., 6 Mar 2018, Creativity and Philosophy. Gaut, B. & Kieran, M. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, p. 124-139

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Philosophy for Young Children: A Practical Guide

    Gaut, B. & Gaut, M., 19 Aug 2011, London: Routledge. 128 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Cinematic art and technology

    Gaut, B., 2016, Current Controversies in Philosophy of Film. Thomson-Jones, K. (ed.). New York: Routledge, p. 17-35 18 p. (Current Controversies in Philosophy).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Mixed motivations: Creativity as a virtue

    Gaut, B., Oct 2014, In: Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements. 75, p. 183-202 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Educating for creativity

    Gaut, B., 29 May 2014, The Philosophy of Creativity: New Essays. Paul, E. S. & Kaufman, S. B. (eds.). New York: Oxford University Press, p. 265-287 23 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Creativity and Imagination

    Gaut, B., 2003, The Creation of Art: New Essays in Philosophical Aesthetics. Gaut, B. & Livingston, P. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 148-173

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 'Art' as a Cluster Concept

    Gaut, B. & Carroll, N. (ed.), 2000

    Research output: Other contribution


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