George Dickie (born 1926 in "Palmetto, Florida) is a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at "University of Illinois at Chicago. His specialities include aesthetics, philosophy of art and Eighteenth Century theories of taste.
He served as President of the Illinois Philosophy Association (1990-91) and President of the "American Society for Aesthetics (1993-94).
He is an influential philosopher of art working in the analytical tradition. His "institutional theory of art inspired both supporters who produced variations on the theory as well as detractors.
One of his more influential works is The Century of Taste (1996), an inquiry into several eighteenth-century philosophers' treatments of the subject. The bulk of the work is devoted to championing "David Hume's treatment of the subject over that of "Immanuel Kant. A review of the work can be found in "The Philosophical Review, 107:3 (July, 1998).
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