Professor of Philosophy
University at Buffalo, SUNY
110 Park Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York, 14260, USA
email: ckors (at) buffalo (dot) edu
My research areas include aesthetics and emotion theory, and I also have a special interest in the senses that have been traditionally neglected by philosophy: taste and touch. Several of the publications listed under "Books" address taste, food, disgust, and related subjects. Savoring Disgust: The Foul and the Fair in Aesthetics concerns the appeal of disgust when it is aroused by works of art (and even on occasion by foods). Making Sense of Taste: Food and Philosophy explores the gustatory sense and its aesthetic features. I also analyze gender and its influence on philosophical ideas in the book Gender and Aesthetics. My current book project, Things: In Touch with the Past, concerns the experience of "genuine" or "real" things, especially insofar as old things can bring us in touch (sometimes literally) with the past.
For the books I've written and for edited collections, click on "Books".
For a few articles related to these subjects, click on "Articles."
For my excursions into nonacademic writing, click on "Fiction."