E. F. KAELIN, American Philosopher

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Eugene F. Kaelin: A Bibliography of His Writings” qtd. in Special Issue: Essays in Honor of Eugene F. Kaelin. From The Journal of Aesthetic Education. Vol. 32. No. 1. Spring 1998. pp. 73-79.


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Digitized, with permission: Valérie C. Kaelin, 2012. Additional entry: In the Academy; Between Two Cultures. Toronto: Polyglot Press and Promotions, 2006.

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L’Esprit, le soi et la société (Translation of C. H. Mead’s Mind, Self, and Society, in collaboration).

Paris : Presses Universitaires de France, 1962.

An Existentialist Aesthetic. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1962.

Art and Existence. Lewisburg, Pa.: Bucknell University Press, 1970.

The Unhappy Consciousness: The Poetic Plight of Samuel Beckett. Vol 13 of Analecta Husserliana.

Dordrecht, Holland, and Hingham, Mass.: Reidel Publishing, 1981.

Heidegger’s Being and Time: A Reading for Readers. Tallahassee: Florida State University Press, 1988.

An Aesthetics for Art Educators. New York: Teachers College Press, 1989.

In the Academy; Between Two Cultures. Toronto: Polyglot Press and Promotions, 2006.


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Books Edited

Man and Value: Essays in Honor of William H. Werkmeister. Tallahassee: University Presses of

Florida, 1981. This volume includes three of Kaelin’s essays, (i) Preface, pp. vii-ix; (ii) “The

Enduring Person,” pp. 11-21; (iii) “From Aesthetics to Metaphysics,” pp. 323-50.

Phenomenology in America. Vol. 26 of Analecta Husserliana, with Calvin O. Schrag. Dordrecht,

Holland: D. Reidel Publishing, 1989.


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An Existential-Phenomenological Account of Aesthetic Education. Penn State Papers in Art

Education, No. 4. University Park: Pennsylvania State University, 1968.


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Book Forewards

Foreword to Thauma Idesthai, by Raymond A. Prier, ix-xxx. Tallahassee: Florida State University Press, 1989.

Guest foreword to Martin Heidegger on the Way, by W. H. Werkmeister, ed. Richard T. Hull, xxix-

xlii. VIBS, Rodopi, 1996.


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Being in the Body.” In NAPECW Report on Aesthetics and Human Movement, 83-103. Washing,

D.C.: NARECW, 1964. Reprinted in Sport and the Body:  A Philosophical Symposium, ed.

Ellen W. Gerber, 165-74. Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger, 1972; also 1974. Re-edited by

Ellen W. Gerber and William J. Morgan, 1979, 167-76.

Three Stages on Sartre’s Way.” In European Philosophy Today, ed. G. L. Kline, 93-111. Chicago:

Quadrangle Books, 1965.

Variety”and “Nicht mehr Fliehen.” In Classics of the Film, ed. A. Lenning, 106-9, 132-37. Madison:

Wisconsin Film Society Press, 1965.

The Visibility of Things Seen: A Phenomenological View of Painting.” In An Invitation to

Phenomenology, ed. J. Edie, 30-58. Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1965.

Notes toward an Understanding of Heidegger’s Aesthetics.” In Phenomenology and Existentialism,

ed. Edward N. Lee and Maurice Mandelbaum, 59-92. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins

University Press, 1967.

Epoché and Relevance in Aesthetic Discourse.” In Aesthetic Concepts and Education, ed. Ralph

A. Smith, 135-63. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1970.

"The Teaching of Contemporary Art.” In Conference on Art Criticism and Art Education, ed. David

W. Ecker, Irving Sandler, and Jerome Hausman, 25-37. New York: Office of Field

Research and School Services, New York University, 1970.

The Limits of Aesthetic Inquiry: A Guide to Educational Research.” In Philosophical Redirection of

Educational Research, NSSE Yearbook, 258-86. Chicago: National Society for the Study

of Education, 1972.

The Institutional Prospects of Aesthetic Education,” with David W. Ecker. In The Arts and

Aesthetics: An Agenda for the Future, Vol. 1, 1-13. St. Louis: CEMREL, Inc., 1976.

Between the Innocent Eye and the Omniscient Mind: Phenomenology as a Method for Aesthetic

Analysis.” In Qualitative Evaluation in the Arts, ed. David W. Ecker, 19-60. New York: New

York University Press, 1980.

Portrait of the Aesthetician as an Older Man.” Int Text, Literature and Aesthetics, ed. Lars

Asgaard-Mogensen and Luk DeVos, 97-110. Wúrzburg and Amsterdam: K and N, and

Rodopi, 1986. Simultaneously in Restart 14 (Winter 1986).

Three Themes for Determining a Measure of Aesthetic Literacy.” In Achieving Cultural Literacy in

the Visual Arts, 3A-12A. Tallahassee: Florida Art Education Association, 1987.

Between Boredom and Anxiety.” A self-presentational essay included in Phenomenology in

America, ed. E. F. Kaelin and C. O. Schrag, 227-32. Dordrecht: 1989.

Levels of Aesthetic Discourse,” with David W. Ecker. In Aesthetics and Art Education, ed. Ralph A.

Smith and Alan Simpson, 301-6. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991.

An American View of the Structuralist-Poststructuralist controversy.” In Countercurrents: On the

Primacy of Texts in Literary Criticism, ed. Raymond A. Prier, 13-33. Albany: State

University of New York Press, 1992.

The Institutionalization of Aesthetic Behaviour.” In Stefan Morawski Festschrift, Primum

Philosophari, 103-17. Warsaw: Oficyna Naukowa, 1993.

The Role of Philosophy in the Development of Tragic Drama.” In Tragedy and Philosophy, ed. N.

Georgopoulos, 86-103. London: The Macmillan Press, Ltd., 1993.

Paul Ricoeur on How to Read a Metaphor.” In The Philosophy of Paul Ricoeur, The Library of

Living Philosophers, 237-53. LaSalle, Ill.: Open Court Publishing, 1995.

Where the Mystery Is.” a Festschrift piece in honor of John M. Anderson. In Being Human in the

Ultimate: Studies in the Thought of J. M. Anderson, ed. N. Georgopoulos and M. Helm, 35-

49. Rodopi, VIBS, 1995.

If You Could Only Ravel out into Time.” In Narrative Ironies, ed. Raymond A. Prier and Gerald

Gillespie, 107-21. Rodopi, Studies in Comparative Literature 5, 1997.


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Aesthetics in Public School Teaching.” College Art Journal 18 (1958):382-91. In Collaboration.

The Arts and Communication.” Arts in Society 1 (1959): 71-85.

The Educational Function of the Fine Arts.” Arts in Society 1, no. 4 (1960): 47-60.

The Meaning of Wingspresad - Conference Overview.” Arts in Society 2 (1962-63): 187-93.

Aesthetics and the Teaching of Art.” Studies in Art Education. 5 (1964): 42-56.

Method and Methodology in Literary Criticism.” School Review (1964): 289-308. Reprinted in

Philosophical Essays on Curriculum, ed. Robert S. Guttchen and Bertram Bandman, 317-

32. Philadelphia and New York: Lippincott, 1969.

Notes on Style in Our Time and Others.” Arts in Society 3 (1964): 111-115.

The Existential Grounds for Aesthetic Education.” Studies in Art Education 8 (1966): 3-12.

Reprinted in Existentialism and Phenomenology in Education, ed. D. E. Denton, 53-62.

New York: Teachers College Press, 1974.

Censorship: But Deliver Us from Evil.” Arts in Society 4 (1967): 217-39.

Aesthetic Education: A Role for Aesthetics Proper.” Journal of Aesthetic Education 2, no.2 (1968):

51-66. Reprinted in Aesthetics and Problems of Education, ed. Ralph A. Smith, 144-61.

Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1971.

Art and Existence.” Humanitas 4 (1968): 181-210.

Isness and Oughtness.” Art Education 21 (1968): 6-10.

The Well-Played Game: Notes toward an Aesthetics of Sport.” Quest Monographs 10 (1968): 16-

28. Reprinted in Sport and the Body: A Philosophical Symposium, ed. Ellen W. Gerber,

306-14. Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger, 1972. Re-edited 1974; 1979 by Ellen W. Gerber

and William J. Morgan, 324-31.

Aesthetic Inquiry,” with David W. Ecker and T. J. Johnson. Review of Educational Research 39

(1969): 577-92.

Are Behavioral Objectives Consistent with the Social Goals of Aesthetic Education?” Art Education

22 (1969): 4-8.

Merleau-Ponty, Fundamental Ontologist.” Man and World 3 (1970): 102-19.

The Pornographic and the Obscene in Legal and Aesthetic Contexts.” Journal of Aesthetic

Education. Journal of Aesthetic Education 4 (July 1970): 69-84.

Responses to the Presidential Address” (D. Bob Gowin, “The Structure of Knowledge,” Philosophy

of Education Society 1970). Educational Theory 20 (Fall 1970): 334-36.

The Social Uses of Art: A Plea for the Institution.” Arts and Society 9 (Fall-Winter 1972): 371-86.

On ‘Form’ and ‘Content’: An Essay on Metacriticism.” boundary-2 1 (Spring 1973): 732-41.

Perelman and the New Rhetoric.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 9 (Winter 1979): 2-6.

Language as a Medium for Art.” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 40 (Winter 1981): 21-30.

Man-the-Creator and the ‘Prototype of Action.’” Analecta Hursserliana 11 (1981): 11-37.

The Fourteenth Way of Looking at a Blackbird.” New Literary History 14 (1982): 191-203.

Reflections on Peirce’s Aesthetics.” The Monist 65 [issue 2] (April 1982): 142-55. Re-printed in

The Relevance of Peirce, ed. Eugene Freeman, 224-37. LaSalle, Ill.: The Monist Library of

Philosophy, 1983.

Nature and Human Nature in Literary Contexts.” Analecta Husserliana 14 (1983): 301-26.

Towards a Theory of Contemporary Tragedy.” Analecta Hursserliana 18 (1984): 341-61. Reprinted

in translation, “Hacia una Teoría de la tragedía contemporánea,” trans. Maria Teresa

Bertelloni, in Seminario de Fenemenología y Literatura, 35-39. Mayagüez, P.R.

Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1985.

What Makes Philosophical Literature Philosophical?” Analecta Husserliana 19 (1985): 451-67.

Why Teach Art in the Public Schools?” Journal of Aesthetic Education 20, no. 4 (1986): 64-71.

Reprinted in Aesthetics and Arts Education, ed. Ralph A. Smith and Alan Simpson, 162-70.

Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991.

« Etre-dans-un-monde-littéraire. » Analecta Husserliana 23 (1988) : 407-33.

The Construction of a Syllabus for Aesthetics in Art Education.” Art Education 43, no. 2 (1990): 22-

24, 33-35.

The Debate over Stratification within Aesthetic Objects.” Analecta Husserliana 33 (1990): 123-38.


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Review Articles

On the Knowledge of Good and Evil, by R. B. Rice, and The Value Judgement, by W. D. Lamont.

Philosophy of Science 12 (1956): 270-72.

Ethical Value, by George F. Hourani. Philosophy of Science 24 (1957): 282-84.

The Language of Value, ed. R. Lepley. Philosophy of Science 25 (1958): 307-8.

The Physics and Metaphysics of Music and Essays on the Philosophy of Mathematics, by L.

Saminsky. Philosophy of Science 25 (1958):309.

Science and the Idea of God, by C. A. Coulson. Philosophy of Science 26 (1959): 372-73.

La Vocation de Descartes and La Battaille de Cogito, by Roger Lefèvre. Philosophy and

Phenomenological Research 22 (1961) : 128-29.

Existentialism in Education, by Van Cleve Morris. Studies in Philosophy and Education 5 (1966-

67): 110-19.

The Realm of Art, by John M. Anderson. Man and World 1 (1968): 463-70.

Critics of Consciousness: The Existential Structures of Literature, by Sarah Lawall. Journal of

Aesthetic Education 4 (April 1970): 163-66.

Sartre and the Artist, by George Howard Bauer. Journal of Value Inquiry 6 (Fall 1972): 237-40.

Alternatives for Educational Research, by Kenneth R. Beittel. Studies in Art Education 15 (1973-

74): 63-67.

Critical Fictions: The Literary Criticism of Jean-Paul Sartre, by Joseph Halpern. Journal of

Aesthetics and Art Criticism 35 (Winter 1976): 251-52.

Continuing Presences, by Beverly Ann Schlack. Phenomenology Information Bullentin 3 (October

1979): 75-79.

The Metaphysics of Absurdity, by H. Gene Blocker. Journal of Aesthetic Education 16, no. 2

(1982): 118-20.

Literary Meaning: From Phenomenology to Deconstruction, by William Ray. Journal of Aesthetic

Education 22, no. 3 (1988): 120-22.

Philosophers in Exile, ed. Richard Gradhoff. Canadian Philosophical Reviews 10, no. 12 (1990):


Analecta Husserliana: The Yearbook of Phenomenological Research, Vol. 33, ed. A.-T.

Tymieniecka. Journal of Aesthetic Education 27, no 3 (1993): 11-14.

Given Time, I: Counterfeit Money, Jacques Derrida, Trans. Peggy Kamuff. Review of Metaphysics

(March 1994): 608-9.

Poetics, Speculation and Judgement: The Shadow of the Work of Art from Kant to

Phenomenology, by Jacques Taminiaux, ed. and trans. Michael Gendre. Journal of

Aesthetics and Art Criticism 52, no. 1 (1995): 102-03.

Heidegger’s Ways, by Hans-Georg Gadamer, trans. John H. Stanley. Journal of Aesthetics and Art

Criticism 53, no. 1 (1995): 102-3.


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Review Notes

Hegel, by Charles Taylor. Social Theory and Practice 5 (Spring 1979): 264-65.

The Sense of Art: A Study in Aesthetic Education, by Ralph A. Smith. Journal of Aesthetics and Art

Criticism 49, no. 2 (1991): 188-89.


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Conference Papers

On Value and the Arts.” Interdisciplinary Conference on Value, Florida State Univerity,

Tallahassee, 7 March 1975.

Etre-dans-un-monde-littéraire.” Read at Centre International de Culture, Cérisy-la-Salle, France, 6

June 1985.

Group editorial consultation, Seminar on the Discipline-Based Art Education Monograph Draft, The

Getty Center for Education in the Arts, Scottsdale Arizona, 14-17 November 1985.


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The Safeguarding and Foundation of Human Rights,” by Chaim Perelman. Law and Philosophy 1

(April 1982): 119-29.


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Instructional Module


The Philosophy of Aesthetics: A Phenomenological Approach (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.: Empire

State College, SUNY, 1973). A mimeographed course module used in correspondence study.

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