Derek Matravers
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Biography <p>Derek Matravers read for a degree in&nbsp;Philosophy&nbsp;at University College, London,&nbsp;after which he&nbsp;completed a Ph.D. at Darwin College, Cambridge (where he remains a Senior Member). He&nbsp;was supervised by Hugh Mellor on the topic of&lsquo;Art and the Emotions&rsquo;. He spent a further three years in Cambridge as a post-doctoral Research Fellow before moving to The Open University in 1994. He has written on various areas of aesthetics and the philosophy of art, as well as in ethics and the philosophy of mind.</p><p>He has&nbsp;held visiting positions at the University of Latvia, the University of British Columbia, the University of Otago, Shanghai Normal University, Rhodes University, South Africa, and Auckland University.</p>
Description <p>Derek Matravers read for a degree in&nbsp;Philosophy&nbsp;at University College, London,&nbsp;after which he&nbsp;completed a Ph.D. at Darwin College, Cambridge (where he remains a Senior Member). He&nbsp;was supervised by Hugh Mellor on the topic of&lsquo;Art and the Emotions&rsquo;. He spent a further three years in Cambridge as a post-doctoral Research Fellow before moving to The Open University in 1994. He has written on various areas of aesthetics and the philosophy of art, as well as in ethics and the philosophy of mind.</p><p>He has&nbsp;held visiting positions at the University of Latvia, the University of British Columbia, the University of Otago, Shanghai Normal University, Rhodes University, South Africa, and Auckland University.</p>
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Research overview <p>Matravers has published five books:<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Art-Emotion-Derek-Matravers/dp/0199243166/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;s=books&amp;qid=1261684027&amp;sr=8-1" rel="nofollow"><em>Art and Emotion</em></a>(OUP, 2008);<em><a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reading-Political-Philosophy-Machiavelli-Mill/dp/0415211972/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1522053639&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=reading+political+philosophy+machiavelli+to+mill" rel="nofollow">Reading Political Philosophy: Machiavelli to Mill</a></em>(with Jon Pike and Nigel Warburton) (Routledge, 2000);&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Introducing-Philosophy-Art-Eight-Studies/dp/1844655377" rel="nofollow"><em>Introducing Philosophy of Art: Eight Case Studies</em></a>, (Routledge, 2013);&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fiction-Narrative-Derek-Matravers/dp/0199647011/ref=la_B001H6OSM2_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1400173804&amp;sr=1-1" rel="nofollow"><em>Fiction and Narrative</em></a>&nbsp;(OUP, 2014); and<em><a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/Empathy-Concepts-Philosophy-Derek-Matravers/dp/074567075X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1522052511&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=matravers+empathy" rel="nofollow">Empathy</a></em>(Polity, 2017). He has&nbsp;also edited three collections of papers:<em><a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/Debates-Contemporary-Political-Philosophy-Anthology/dp/0415302110/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&amp;keywords=Debates+in+Contemporary+Political+Philosophy&amp;qid=1594637501&amp;sr=8-2" rel="nofollow">Debates in Contemporary Political Philosophy</a></em>(with Jon Pike) (Routledge, 2003);&nbsp;<em><a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/Figuring-Out-Figurative-Art-Contemporary/dp/1844658031/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1522052571&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=Figuring+out+figurative+art" rel="nofollow">Figuring Out&nbsp;Figurative Art</a>&nbsp;</em>(with Damien Freeman) (Routledge, 2014); and&nbsp;<em><a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/Philosophical-Perspectives-Empathy-Theoretical-Approaches-ebook/dp/B07JH3T58G/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1543383309&amp;sr=8-2-fkmr0&amp;keywords=matravers+and+window+empathy" rel="nofollow">Philosophical Perspectives on Empathy</a></em>&nbsp;(with Anik Waldow) (Routledge, 2018).</p><p>Along with Helen Frowe, Director of the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace, Matravers directs&nbsp;the AHRC-funded project,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.heritageinwar.com/" rel="nofollow">Heritage in War</a>.</p><p>Along with&nbsp;Paloma Atencia-Linares, of UNAM, he edits&nbsp;<em><a href="https://academic.oup.com/bjaesthetics" rel="nofollow">The British Journal of Aesthetics</a></em>.</p><p>He serves&nbsp;on the Executive Committee of the<a href="http://www.musicandphilosophy.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow">Royal Music Association Music and Philosophy Study Group</a>.</p><p>Matravers is interested in supervising graduate students in aesthetics&nbsp;as well as in the philosophical issues around&nbsp;heritage and conservation.</p><p><strong>Current Graduate Students</strong></p><p>Alessio Antonini:&#39;Reading as a Technology: An Integrative Theory of Reading Experience for Digital Humanities&#39;.</p><p>Ian Watson:<strong></strong>&#39;A Mazzinian Inspired Moral Form of Partiality:<em>Mfp</em>-Patriotism.&#39;</p>
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