Tim Costelloe


The College of William and Mary


Focus of Dissertation

The relationship between aesthetics and morals in Hume and Kant.

Current Teaching Interests

Early modern philosophy, nineteenth century philosophy, aesthetics.

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 Hume, Kant, and the modern period. He is the author of Aesthetics and Morals in the Philosophy of David Hume (Routledge, 2007) and The British Aesthetic Tradition: From Shaftesbury to Wittgenstein (Cambridge, 2013), 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 StudiesJournal of the History of Philosophy, and History of Philosophy Quarterly.  During 2003 and 2006, Professor Costelloe was a Humboldt Fellow at Maximilians-Universität München.


The imagination in early modern philosophy.

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