Gregory Currie

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Gregory Currie in Tartu (Conference New Developments in Narratology: Cognitive, Communicative, and Philosophical Approaches, May 2010)

Gregory "Greg" Currie (/ˈkɜːri/) is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the University of York.[1]

Life and work[edit]

Currie was educated at the London School of Economics and the University of California, Berkeley. His first posts were in Australia, at the University of Sydney, and in New Zealand, at the University of Otago (Otago's Philosophy Department was declared the best academic department in New Zealand based on the New Zealand government Research Funding criterion). Until September 2013 he was Professor of Philosophy and Director of Research in Humanities [2] at the University of Nottingham. Before joining the Nottingham department he was Professor of Philosophy and Head of the School of Arts at Flinders University, Adelaide. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities and a Past President of the Australasian Association of Philosophy.

Currie is an editor of Mind and Language, an Associate Editor of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, a Past Fellow of St John's College, Oxford, and has held visiting positions at Clare Hall, Cambridge, the London School of Economics, the Institute for Advanced Study, Australian National University, the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of St Andrews.

Current research[edit]

His research currently focuses on the arts, imagination, the nature of delusions, and the role of narrative in our thinking. He is working on a book focusing on the value of literature.

Recent publications[edit]


  • Narratives and Narrators (Oxford University Press, 2010).[3]
  • Arts and Minds (Oxford University Press, 2004).
  • Recreative Minds: Imagination in Philosophy and Psychology (Oxford University Press, 2002) [Develops a theory of the imagination based on the idea of mental simulation.]

Some recent papers[edit]

  • The irony in pictures. British Journal of Aesthetics, 51(2)2011, 148-167.
  • Art and the anthropologists. In SHIMAMURA, A., ed., Aesthetic Science, Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • The Master of the Masek Beds: Aesthetics and the evolution of mind. In: GOLDIE, P. AND SCHELLEKENS, E., ed., Aesthetics and Psychology Oxford University Press.
  • The representation of experience in cinema. In: CHATEAU,D., ed., Subjectivity Amsterdam University Press. 41-52, 2011.
  • Bergman and the film image. Midwest Studies in Philosophy, 34,2010, 323-339.
  • Tragedy. Analysis, 70, 2010, 1-7.
  • Actual art, possible art, and art’s definition, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 68: 235–241, 2010.
  • Narrative and the psychology of character, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 67(1).
  • Point of view. In: HAGBERG, G., JOST, W., eds. A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature. Blackwell, 2010.
  • Agency and repentance in The Winter's Tale. In: Bristol, M., ed. Shakespeare and Moral Agency. London: Continuum, 2010.
  • "Narrative, Imitation, and Point of View", in G.L. Hagberg and W. Jost (eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.


  1. ^ Currie, Greg. "Currie, Gregory - Philosophy, The University of York". Departmental Page. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Currie, Greg. "About Me". Personal Website. 
  3. ^ "Oxford University Press: Narratives and Narrators: Greg Currie". Oxford University Press. Oxford University Press.