Wesley Cray

Assistant Professor
Scharbauer Hall 3015H

w.d.cray@tcu.edu | 817-257-6373

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Ph.D., Philosophy, The Ohio State University, Philosophy, 2012
B.A., Philosophy, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2005

Courses Taught

PHIL 10003 PHIL One: Meaning of Life
PHIL 20353 Philosophy of Music
PHIL 30203 Metaphysics
PHIL 30333 Asian Philosophies
PHIL 40223 History of Modern Philosophy

Areas of Focus

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Art

Asian Philosophy (particularly Ancient Chinese Philosophy and Buddhism), Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Religion

Cray, W. Forthcoming. “Transparent and Opaque Performance Personas.” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism.

Cray, W. Forthcoming. “Some Ideas About the Metaphysics of Stories.” British Journal of Aesthetics.

Cray, W. 2018. “Psychologism about Artistic Plans: A Response to Rohrbaugh.” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 76(1): 101-104.

Cray, W. and Matheson, C. 2017. “A Return to Musical Idealism.” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 95(3): 702-715.

Cowling, S., and Cray, W. 2017. “How to Be Omnipresent.” American Philosophical Quarterly 54(3) 223-234.

Cray, W. 2017. “Abstract Generationism: A Response to Friedell.” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 75(3): 289-292.

Cray, W. 2016. “Unperformable Works and the Ontology of Music.” British Journal of Aesthetics 56(1): 67-81.

Cray, W., and Schroeder, T. 2015. “An Ontology of Ideas.” Journal of the American Philosophical Association 1(4): 757-775.

Cray, W. 2015. “Yellowism and Ontology: A Skeptical Analysis.” Contemporary Aesthetics 13.

Cray, W. 2014. “Conceptual Art, Ideas, and Ontology.” 2014. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 72(3): 235-245.