The 2020 Fabian Dorsch ESA Essay Prize Awarded

The executive committee of the European Society for Aesthetics is happy to announce that the winning essay of the 2020 Fabian Dorsch ESA Essay Prize is “Aesthetic Judgement and Aesthetic Understanding” by Jeremy Page (University of Uppsala). The committee considers the essay to be an important contribution to the debate about the nature of aesthetic judgements and appreciates an original way of connecting the aesthetic judgement with a holistic understanding of the artwork. Jeremy will present the paper (or its further development) at the ESA conference which has been rescheduled for June 21 – 23, 2021 in Tallinn. He will receive a travel and  accommodation stipend of EUR 500. A longer version of the winning essay will be published in Estetika: The European Journal of Aesthetics.
The ESA Essay Prize for PhD students and early career researchers was launched in 2017 in memory Fabian Dorsch, a co-founder and the first secretary of the European Society for Aesthetics. Its former winners include Irene Martínez Marín (2019), Mark Windsor (2018), and Servaas van der Berg (2017).