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  1. R. A. Sharpe (2004). Philosophy of Music: An Introduction. Routledge.
    This lively and lucid introduction to the philosophy of music concentrates on the issues that illuminate musical listening and practice. It examines the conceptual debates relevant to the understanding and performing of music and grounds the philosophy to practical matters throughout. Ideal for a beginning readership with little philosophical background, the author provides an overview of the central debates enlivened by a real sense of enthusiasm for the subject and why it matters. The book begins by filling in the historical (...)
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  2. R. A. Sharpe (2004). Themes in the Philosophy of Music. International Philosophical Quarterly 44 (1):121-123.
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  3. R. A. Sharpe (2003). Sibley and His Legacy. Philosophical Books 44 (4):310-316.
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  4. R. A. Sharpe (2002). The Tale and the Teller. British Journal of Aesthetics 42 (4):415-418.
    I shall describe yet another problem about fiction, similar in some respects to the ‘paradoxes of fiction’ on which so much ink has been spilt over the last quarter of a century. Since fictions are ‘made up’, what considerations stop us from making up our own endings to a fiction which is incomplete or whose ending we have lost or missed or whose ending is unpalatable?
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  5. R. A. Sharpe (2001). Could Beethoven Have ‘Discovered’ the Archduke Trio? British Journal of Aesthetics 41 (3):325-327.
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  6. R. A. Sharpe (2001). Paradoxes of Emotion and Fiction. British Journal of Aesthetics 41 (2):234-236.
  7. R. A. Sharpe (2000). A Philosophy of Mass Art. Philosophy Now 27:42-42.
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  8. R. A. Sharpe (2000). Music and Humanism: An Essay in the Aesthetics of Music. Oxford University Press.
    Robert Sharpe examines the humanist conception of music as a language--as expressive and intelligible--which has been a dominant theory in Western culture. He argues against the view that music is expressive by causing certain states in us. Rather, he contends that our beliefs about music are integral to our appreciation of it. Differences in musical taste are then not just irresolvable differences in sensitivity, but the result of variations in circumstance and upbringing, of associations and ideology.
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  9. R. A. Sharpe (2000). The Empiricist Theory of Artistic Value. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 58 (4):321-332.
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  10. R. A. ShARpe (1999). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal of Aesthetics 39 (1):78-79.
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  11. R. A. Sharpe (1999). Claes Entzenberg: Metaphor as a Mode of Interpretation. Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 11 (18).
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  12. R. A. Sharpe (1999). Critical Notice. Philosophical Investigations 22 (2):176–182.
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  13. R. A. Sharpe (1999). Philosophical Pluralism. Inquiry 42 (1):129-141.
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  14. R. A. Sharpe (1999). Roger Scruton, The Aesthetics of Music. Philosophical Investigations 22:176-182.
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  15. R. A. ShARpe (1997). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal of Aesthetics 37 (1):78-79.
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  16. R. A. Sharpe (1997). GL Hagberg, Art as Language. Philosophical Investigations 20:273-274.
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  17. R. A. Sharpe (1997). One Cheer for the Simulation Theory. Inquiry 40 (1):115-31.
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  18. R. A. Sharpe (1996). Lars Hertzberg, The Limits of Experience. Philosophical Investigations 19:186-189.
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  19. R. A. Sharpe (1995). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal of Aesthetics 35 (2):78-79.
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  20. R. A. Sharpe (1995). Music, Platonism and Performance: Some Ontological Strains. British Journal of Aesthetics 35 (1):38-48.
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  21. R. A. Sharpe (1994). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] Mind 103 (409):78-79.
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  22. R. A. Sharpe (1994). Making the Past: Mcfee‘s Forward Retroactivism. British Journal of Aesthetics 34 (2):170-173.
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  23. R. A. Sharpe (1994). Psychoanalysis, Mind and Art. Perspectives on Richard Wollheim. Philosophical Books 35 (1):41-43.
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  24. R. A. Sharpe (1993). A Companion to Aesthetics. Cogito 7 (3):250-251.
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  25. R. A. Sharpe (1992). Moral Tales. Philosophy 67 (260):155 - 168.
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  26. R. A. Sharpe (1992). The Unity of the Self. Philosophical Books 33 (4):237-239.
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  27. R. A. Sharpe, Enrico Fubini & Michael Hatwell (1992). The History of Music Aesthics. Philosophical Quarterly 42 (169):519.
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  28. R. A. Sharpe & Charles Taylor (1992). Sources of the Self. Philosophical Quarterly 42 (167):234.
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  29. R. A. Sharpe (1991). Authenticity Again. British Journal of Aesthetics 31 (2):163-166.
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  30. R. A. Sharpe (1991). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal of Aesthetics 31 (3):78-79.
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  31. R. A. Sharpe (1991). Minds Made Up. Inquiry 34 (1):91 – 106.
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  32. R. A. Sharpe (1990). Metaphysical Bets. Cogito 4 (2):133-133.
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  33. R. A. Sharpe (ed.) (1990). Making the Human Mind. Routledge.
    Making the Human Mind is an attack on the widespread assumption that the mind has parts, that the interaction between these parts accounts for some of the most characteristic human behavior, the sorts of irrational behavior displayed in self-deception and weakness of will. The implications of this attack are considerable: Sharpe contests a realism about the mind, the belief that there is an inventory which an all-seeing deity could compile containing answers to all the questions we ask about people, whether (...)
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  34. R. A. Sharpe (1990). The Ontology of Art. Philosophical Books 31 (3):183-185.
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  35. R. A. ShARpe (1989). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal of Aesthetics 29 (1):78-79.
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  36. R. A. Sharpe (1989). Dennett's Journey Towards Panpsychism. Inquiry 32 (2):233-40.
  37. R. A. Sharpe (1989). Disowning Knowledge in Six Plays of Shakespeare. Philosophical Books 30 (2):119-120.
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  38. R. A. Sharpe (1989). Worlds of Art and Works of Art. Cogito 3 (2):122-127.
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  39. R. A. Sharpe (1988). Book-Reviews. British Journal of Aesthetics 28 (1):78-79.
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  40. R. A. Sharpe (1988). Review: McCloskey, Kant's Aesthetic. [REVIEW] Philosophy 63 (244):285-.
  41. R. A. Sharpe (1988). Culture and its Discontents. British Journal of Aesthetics 28 (4):305-316.
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  42. R. A. Sharpe (1987). The Nature of Aesthetic Value. Philosophical Books 28 (1):61-63.
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  43. R. A. Sharpe (1987). The Very Idea of a Folk Psychology. Inquiry 30 (December):381-93.
    Three arguments are proposed against the idea that ordinary talk about the mind constitutes a folk psychology, a sort of prescientific theory which explains human behaviour and which is ripe for replacement by a neurological or computational theory with better scientific credentials. First, not all talk of the mind is introduced to explain in the way assumed by those who think that mental talk hypothesizes inner processes to explain behaviour. Second, the individuation of the behaviour which is explained by the (...)
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  44. R. A. Sharpe & Mary Midgley (1987). Evolution as a Religion: Strange Hopes and Fears. Philosophical Quarterly 37 (146):118.
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  45. R. A. ShaRpe (1986). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal of Aesthetics 26 (2):78-79.
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  46. R. A. Sharpe (1986). Psychoanalysis, Science or Insight?Adolf Grünbaum:The Foundations of Psychoanalysis∗. Inquiry 29 (1-4):121-132.
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  47. Colin Lyas & R. A. Sharpe (1984). Contemporary Aesthetics. Philosophical Quarterly 34 (137):511.
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  48. R. A. ShARpe (1984). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal of Aesthetics 24 (1):78-79.
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  49. R. A. Sharpe (1984). Art and Expertise. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 85:133 - 147.
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