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Timothy Costelloe


Office: James Blair 123
Email: [[tmcost]]
Dept. Office phone: 757-221-2716


Timothy Costelloe holds Doctoral Degrees in Philosophy (Emory University, 2001) and Sociology (Boston University, 1996). His primary research and teaching interests are in aesthetics and history of philosophy, with particular emphasis on the modern period. He is the author of Aesthetics and Morals in the Philosophy of David Hume (Routledge, 2007), The British Aesthetic Tradition: From Shaftesbury to Wittgenstein (Cambridge, 2013), The Imagination in Hume’s Philosophy: The Canvas of the Mind (Edinburgh, 2018), and editor of The Sublime: From Antiquity to the Present (Cambridge, 2012).  His work has appeared in a variety of collections and journals, including Hume Studies, Journal of the History of Philosophy, and History of Philosophy Quarterly.  During 2003 and 2006, Professor Costelloe was a Humboldt Fellow at Maximilians-Universität München.

Research Interests

Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Philosophy, Hume, Ethics and History of Moral Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art.