(Mainly works in an analytical aesthetics and philosophy of art)


• Representation and Meaning in the Visual Arts, Lund: Scandinavian University Books, 1969.
• Influence in Art and Literature, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1975.
• Aspects of Aesthetics Lund: Gleerup and Acta LXXVII, Royal Society of Letters at Lund, 1983.
• The Nature of Aesthetic Qualities, Lund: Lund University Press & Bromley; Chartwell-Bratt Ltd, 1988.
• Art, Reason and Tradition, Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 1991, 115 pp. (Royal Society of Letters at Lund. Scripta Minora).


• Understanding the Arts, ed J. Emt & G. Hermerén, Lund: Lund University Press, 1992, 288 pp.
• Konst och filosofi. Texter i estetik. Ed J. Emt & G. Hermerén, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 1990
• Contemporary Aesthetics in Scandinavia, ed. Lars Aagaard-Mogensen and Göran Hermerén. Lund: Doxa, 1980.
• Yearbook in Aesthetics of the Association Internationale d’esthétique, vols. 1 and 2 (the first appeared in 1996, the other in 1998).
• Hermerén, G (red). Konsterna och själen. Estetik ur ett humanvetenskapligt perspektiv. Stockholm: Vitterhetsakademien, Konferenser 61, 2006. (Almqvist & Wiksell International)


• Symbolic and Symptomatic Expression. In: R. Olsson & A. Paul (eds). Contemporary Philosophy in Scandinavia. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1972, pp. 77-96.
• The Existence of Aesthetic Qualities. In: Bengt Hansson et al, (eds). Modality and Morality and Other Problems of Sense and Nonsense. Festskrift till Sören Halldén. Lund: Gleerups, 1973, pp. 64-76.
• The Nature of Aesthetic Theories. In: Contemporary Aesthetics in Scandinavia, ed. Lars Aagaard-Mogensen and Göran Hermerén. Lund: Doxa, 1980, pp. 195-222.
• Problemy autonomii w filozofii sztuki. In: Studia Estetyczne, XIX, Warszawa, 1982, pp. 103-125 (printed 1984).
• The Autonomy of Art. (ed) John Fisher. Essays on Aesthetics: Perspectives on the Work of Monroe C. Beardsley. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1983, pp. 35-49.
• Nature teorii estetyce. In: Maria Golaszewska, ed, Estetyke w swiecie. Skrypty uczelniane nr 458, Krakow 1984: Nakladem Universitetu Jagiellonskego, pp. 361-390. (Translation of The Nature of Aesthetic Theories, above)
• Interactions, In: Peter McCormick (ed), The Reasons of Art/ L’art a ses raisons. University of Ottaqwa Press, 1985, pp. 377-393.
• Same Style: A Note on Some Problems in Comparing Works of Art. Festschrift to Maria Golaszewska. Krakow, 1986. pp.
• Representation, Truth and the Language of Art. In: Veikko Rantala et al (eds) Essays on the Philosophy of Music, Helsinki 1987.(Acta Philosophica Fennica), pp. 179-209.
• The Origin and Development of Autonomy, In: B. Dziemidok & W Truitt (eds), Art as a Social Phenomenon. Marxist and non-Marxist perspectives. Haven Publications, 1988, pp.
• The Variety of Aesthetic Qualities, In: Michael H. Mitias (ed), Aesthetic Quality and Aesthetic Experience. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1988, pp.
• Expression, Meaning and Nonverbal Communication. In: Understanding the Arts, ed Jeanette Emt & Göran Hermerén, Lund: Lund University Press, 1992, pp. 129-146.
• Conventions and Rationality. In: Rules and Conventions: Literature, Philosophy, Social Theory, ed. Mette Hjort, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1992, pp. 294-315.
• The Full Voic’d Quire: Types of Interpretations of Music. In:, Philosophy of Music, ed Michael Krausz. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992, pp. 9-31.
• Allusions and Intentions. In: Intention and Interpretation, ed. Gary Isemenger, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1992, pp. 203-220.
• Emotive Properties: the Role of Abstraction, Introspection and Projection, in: The Philosophy of Sören Halldén, Theoria, 1993, pp. 80-112.
• The Aesthetic View of Art: What, When, Where and Why? In: Odds and Ends. Philosophical Essays Dedicated to Wlodek Rabinowicz on the Occasion of His Fiftieth Birthday, ed. S. Lindström, R. Sliwinski and J. Österberg, (Uppsala Philosophical Studies 45), pp. 47-57.
• Fragile and Fractal Beauty. In: Exploring Practical Philosophy: From Action to Values. Ed. Dan Egonsson et al. Aldershot/ Burlington/ Singapore/ Sydney: Ashgate, 2001, pp. 187-197.
• Intention und Interpretation in der Literaturwissenschaft. In: Hermeneutik, ed. Axel Bühler. Heidelberg: Synchron, 2003, pp. 121-154 (Translation of a paper published in New Literary History 1975.)
• Art, media, market. In press Conbribution to The Philosophy of Arthur Danto, to be
published in The Library of Living Philosophers.


• Aesthetic Qualities, Value, and Emotive Meaning. Theoria XXXIX;1973, pp. 71-100.
• Some problems in the Theory of the Aesthetic Discipilines. Hasifrut, Quaterly of the Study of Literature, published by Tel-Aviv University, Israel, 1972, 2, pp. 483-497.
• Intention and interpretation in Literary Criticism. New Literary History, VII, 1975-6, pp. 57-82. (Later translated into Polish 1977 in Pamietnik Leteraci, LXVIII, z 4, pp. 353-381. Polska Akademia Nauk – and into German 2003).
• Structure, Intention and Representation. In: Grazer Philosophische Studien, 1977; 3, pp. 89-106.
• Depictions: Some Formal and Conceptual Problems. In: Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, XXXVII; 1, 1979, pp. 65-71.
• Problemy autonomii w filosofii sztuki. In: Studia Estetyczne, XIX, Warszawa, 1982, pp. 103-125.
• Interpretation: Types and Criteria. In: Grazer Philosophische Studien, 1983; 19:131-161.
• The Relevance of Aesthetics to Art. In: iyyun, The Jerusalem Philosophical Quaterly, 42, jan 1993, pp. 71-104.
• Scandinavian Aesthetics. In: Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol. 51:2, 1993, pp. 177-183.
• The Changing Roles of Artists in Our Century. Aspects of the Recent Development of the Visual Arts. In: JTLA (Journal of the Faculty of Letters, The University of Tokyo, Aesthetics, vol. 18, 1993, pp. 1- 13.
• Art and Life: Models for Understanding Music. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 73, No 2, June 1995, pp. 280-292. Reprinted in Art and its Messages, ed Stephen Davies, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997.

• Intuition in Philosophy and the Arts. Royal Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities/KHVA konferenser 48, 2000, pp. 9-23,

• The Philosophy of Joseph Margolis. In: Metaphilosophy vol 36, No. 5, Oct 2005, pp. 552- 567.


• (review of) Michael Baxandall, Painting and Experience. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 1973; 32, pp. 130-132.
• (review of) Paisley Livingston, Literature & Rationality. Ideas of Agency in Theory and Fiction, New York & Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. Pp.


• Tolkningssatsernas logik. Några kommentarer till C.L. Stevensons analys av tolkningssatser. In: S. Halldén, G. Hermerén & L. Stille (eds), Logik, rätt och moral. Filosofiska studier tillägnade Manfred Moritz på 60-årsdagen den 4 juni 1969, Lund 1969, pp. 107-126.
• Uttryck i konsten. In: Insikt och handling, vol 8, 1970, pp. 24-55.
• Några problem i de estetiska vetenskapernas teori. In: Litteraturvetenskap. Nya mål och metoder. Stockholm: Natur och Kultur, 1966 Translated into Hebrew with English summary 1972, published in Hasifrut. Quaterly of the Study of Literature. Tell-Aviv Univesity, Israel, 1972:2, pp 483-497).
• A revised and enlarged version of the previous work published in the mimeographed series Studies in the Theory and Philosophy of Science, University of Umeå, Nr. 6, 1973.
• Historiska förklaringar. In: Historisk Tidskrift, 1973, pp. 212-38.
• Musik som språk. In: Svensk Tidskrift för Musik, 1986, pp 7-16.
• Mening, uttryck, kommunikation. In: Att tala utan ord. Människans icke-verbala uttrycksforme, (ed. G. Hermerén. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International, 1991. (Vitterhetsakademien. Konferenser 24), pp. 7-20.
• Etik och estetik. In: Nordisk Estetisk Tidskrift, 14, 1995, pp. 25-50.
• Vad kan vi lära av konsten? In: Framtider 1/95, pp. 5-9.
• Konvention, uttryck och kommunikation. Om musiken som språk. In: Musikaliska Akademiens Handlingar, Stockholm, 1994.
• Konvention, uttryck och kommunikation. Om musiken som språk. In: Svenska i skolan (Sinnenas språk), 1994:1, pp. 37 ff
• Om modernismens estetik – och utgångspunkterna för postmodernismen. In: Konst och Bildning. Studier tillägnade Sven Sandström, Stockholm: Carlssons, 1994, pp. 90-116.