Graham McFee

Adjunct Professor
California State University Fullerton

Emeritus Professor of Philosophy,
University of Brighton, UK   



Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Experience
Academic Responsibilities
Other Professional Experience
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1973 BA(Hons) Keele University. Philosophy and English
1975 MA (By Research) Keele University. Philosophy.   Thesis: Flesh: An essay on personal identity. Examiner: David Wiggins
1982 PhD. University College, London. Philosophy. Thesis: The historical character of art: an essay in constructivist philosophy.
Examiners: Malcolm Budd & R. A. Sharpe
1995 Inaugurated: Professor of Philosophy, University of Brighton, UK
1999--2004 Vice President, British Society of Aesthetics


2013--present University of Brighton, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy
2005--present California State University, Fullerton, Adjunct Professor, Philosophy Dept.
1995--2012 University of Brighton, Professor of Philosophy & Lecturer in Philosophy
1992--95      University of Brighton, Senior/Principal Lecturer in Philosophy
1979--92 Brighton Polytechnic, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy
1976--79      East Sussex College of Higher Education, Lecturer in Philosophy
1974--76      Chelsea College of Physical Education, Lecturer in Philosophy


1993 Open University Summer School tutor (Philosophy and the Arts)
1983 Part-Time Lecturer, University of Sussex
1979--80 Visiting Professor of Philosophy, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Undergraduate courses taught include: Introductory philosophy
Aesthetic appreciation/ Philosophy of art
Philosophy of mind
Philosophy of natural and social science (all levels)
Aesthetics of dance (all levels)
Philosophy of Wittgenstein
Freedom of the will
Philosophy of language
Introductory logic
Graduate courses taught include: Philosophy of Wittgenstein
Philosophy of art/aesthetics (esp. aesthetics of dance)
Philosophy of language
Philosophy of mind
Twentieth century ideas of human nature
Interdisciplinary courses/panels: Sport, values and ideology
Art education
Dance education
Ethics of research
Supervision of research students: Supervision of MPhil and PhD candidates
participation in Thesis panels
(also supervision of PhD candidates at other universities)
Preparation of graduate & research students: Graduate Training Workshop 1987 to 1992
Certificate in Research Methodology 1995 to 1999
Major administrative responsibilities: Co-ordinator, courses in Socio-Cultural disciplines in Chelsea School
M.A. Physical Education: Course Leader 1986 to 1996



Research Degree Supervision (completed):

Two MA Theses in Canada
Two M.Phil Theses
One MA (by research) Thesis
Ten Ph.D. Theses

Currently supervising five Ph.D. Theses

Research Degree Examining: Seven Ph.D; One M.Phil; One M.Litt (Univ. of Oxford)
One Ph.D. (University of Utrecht)
External Examining: External Examiner, BA (Hons) Philosophy, University of Birmingham (2000-2003)
External Examiner, BA (Hons) Philosophy, University of Lancaster (1997-2001)
External Examiner, MSc by Research (Philosophy), University of Edinburgh (1995-1999)
External Examiner, BA (Hons), De Montfort University (Bedford) (1995-1998)
Moderator, undergraduate aesthetics courses, University of Sussex (1994)
Scholarly Activity: Vice President British Society of Aesthetics (1999--2004); member of Executive Committee (1985-1998); and referee for British Journal of Aesthetics
Editorial Consultant, Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics
Editorial Consultant, Idealistic Studies
Treasurer and Assistant Editor, R. G. Collingwood Society 1989--93
Editorial Consultant, Res Publica
Referee for Education and Social Research Council (ESRC) research proposals
Referee for publications for Harvester Press, Routledge, Oxford University Press

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