Faculty Profile for Dr. Anthony Michael Cross

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Dr. Anthony Michael Cross
Lecturer — Philosophy
CMAL 207B
phone: (512) 245-1532

Biography Section

Biography and Education

I'm a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Texas State University. My primary research interests are in ethics and aesthetics. ​I did my Ph.D. at Princeton University, where my advisors were Alexander Nehamas and Michael Smith. I received a B.A. in philosophy from Duke University.

Research Interests

Aesthetics, Ethics, Metaethics, Action Theory, Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Food, Kant, Nietzsche

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Cross, A. M. (2018). The Animal is Present: The Ethics of Animal Use in Contemporary Art. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 76(4), 519–528. https://doi.org/10.1111/jaac.12587
  • Cross, A. M. (2017). Art Criticism as Practical Reasoning. British Journal of Aesthetics, 57(3), 299–317. https://doi.org/10.1093/aesthj/ayx016
  • Cross, A. M. (2017, October). Nick Riggle’s On Being Awesome. The Philosopher’s Magazine. https://doi.org/10.5840/tpm201779122
  • Cross, A. M. (2017). Obligations to Artworks as Duties of Love. Estetika, 54(1), 85–101. Retrieved from https://www.ceeol.com/search/article-detail?id=519905

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Phi Beta Kappa, Duke Univesity. June 1, 2006

Selected Service Activities

Reviewer / Referee
British Journal of Aesthetics
May 1, 2017-Present
Coordinator / Organizer
American Society for Aesthetics Pacific Division Conference
May 1, 2018-April 1, 2019
Coordinator / Organizer
American Society of Aesthetics Pacific Division Conference
May 1, 2017-May 1, 2018