George Smith

Founder and President / Edgar E. Coons, Jr., Professor of New Philosophy

Areas of Research

Philosophy, critical theory, literary studies, psychoanalytic theory, visual and cultural studies, gender studies, interdisciplinary studies, aesthetics


GEORGE SMITH founded the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts in 2006. IDSVA is the first school in the world to offer a PhD in philosophy especially designed for visual artists, curators, and creative scholars. Professor Smith serves on the IDSVA Core Faculty and writes on literature, the visual arts, visual culture, psychoanalytic theory, and philosophy of education. He is the author of The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy (Routledge 2018). His forthcoming The Artist-Philosopher and Poetic Hermeneutics is due from Routledge in 2021.

Book Publications

The Artist-Philosopher and Poetic Hermeneutics, forthcoming, Routledge, 2021

The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy, Routledge, 2018