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Dr. Thomas Adajian
Contact Info

Office: Cleveland 206
Phone: (540) 568-6546
Fax: (540) 568-8072

Co-founder and Co-Director, JMU Logic and Reasoning Institute (


B.S. University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sample publications:

"The Definition of Art", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

"Defining Art," in The Continuum Companion to Aesthetics. London: Continuum (2012).

“Moral Goodness, Social Kinds, Natural Kinds, and Homeostatic Property Clusters,” in Applied Ethics: Theories, Methods, and Cases, Center for Applied Ethics and Philosophy, Hokkaido University: Sapporo, Japan. (2012)

"On the Prototype Theory of Concepts and the Definition of Art," Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 63(3): 231-236.