Derek Matravers
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Biography <p>I took my undergraduate degree, in Philosophy, at University College, London. After that I completed a Ph.D. at Darwin College, Cambridge (where I am still a Senior Member). I was supervised by Hugh Mellor on the topic of&lsquo;Art and the Emotions&rsquo;. I then spent another three years in Cambridge as a post-doctoral Research Fellow. After that, I moved to The Open University.&nbsp;I have written on various areas of aesthetics and the philosophy of art, as well as in ethics and the philosophy of mind.</p><p>I have 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>I took my undergraduate degree, in Philosophy, at University College, London. After that I completed a Ph.D. at Darwin College, Cambridge (where I am still a Senior Member). I was supervised by Hugh Mellor on the topic of&lsquo;Art and the Emotions&rsquo;. I then spent another three years in Cambridge as a post-doctoral Research Fellow. After that, I moved to The Open University.&nbsp;I have written on various areas of aesthetics and the philosophy of art, as well as in ethics and the philosophy of mind.</p><p>I have 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>I have 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). I have also recently edited a couple of collections. The first, edited with Damien Freeman, is&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>(Routledge, 2014). The second, edited with Anik Waldow, is<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>(Routledge, 2018).</p><p>In<em>Fiction and Narrative</em>I argue that philosophers have greatly overestimated the role of the imagination in the philosophy of fiction (in a review in&nbsp;<em>The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism,&nbsp;</em>Sarah Worth said that&nbsp;<em>Fiction and Narrative</em>&nbsp;&#39;is a total gamechanger for anyone who works in the philosophy of fiction, aesthetics, or narrative.&#39;)</p><p>I&nbsp;direct&nbsp;(along with Helen Frowe, Director of the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace) the AHRC-funded project,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.heritageinwar.com/" rel="nofollow">Heritage in War</a>.</p><p>I&nbsp;edit&nbsp;(with Paloma Atencia-Linares)&nbsp;<em><a href="https://academic.oup.com/bjaesthetics" rel="nofollow">The British Journal of Aesthetics</a></em>.</p><p>I am 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>I am interested in supervising graduate students in aesthetics&nbsp;as well as in the philosophical issues around&nbsp;heritage and conservation.</p>
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