What is the future of the ASA? Where is it going? Where should it be going? I will make some suggestions about how the ASA can ensure a healthy and beautiful future not only for itself as an organization, but also for philosophical aesthetics and philosophy of art. I will outline three main opportunities. First, I will suggest fruitful new directions of research within philosophical aesthetics. Second, I will show how the ASA can be fruitful within the academy at large, encouraging interdisciplinary work in aesthetics. Finally, I will show how the ASA can spread its wings beyond the academy, engaging the public regarding aesthetics. Pursuing any of these avenues helps to ensure a healthy future for the ASA and aesthetics.
John Dyck, CUNY—The Graduate Center / The American Society for Aesthetics ©2018