Gregory Currie

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Gregory Currie

Gregory Currie, FBA FAHA (/ˈkɜːri/) is a British philosopher and academic. He is Professor 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. He was Professor of Philosophy and Head of the School of Arts at Flinders University, Adelaide. Until September 2013 he was Professor of Philosophy and Director of Research in Humanities [2] at the University of Nottingham; he is currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of York.[1] He is a Past President of the Australasian Association of Philosophy.

Currie is the Executive Editor of Mind and Language,[3] an Associate Editor of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy,[4] 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.

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.

In July 2019, Currie was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences.[5] He is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities (FAHA).



  • Narratives and Narrators (Oxford University Press, 2010).[6]
  • Arts and Minds (Oxford University Press, 2004).
  • Recreative Minds: Imagination in Philosophy and Psychology (Oxford University Press, 2002).
  • Image and Mind: Film, Philosophy and Cognitive Science (Cambridge University Press, 1995).
  • The Nature of Fiction (Cambridge University Press, 1990).
  • An Ontology of Art (Macmillan, 1989).

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. ^ a b 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. ^ "Mind & Language - Wiley Online Library". Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  4. ^ "AAP - Editorial board". Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  5. ^ "New Fellows 2019" (PDF). The British Academy. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Oxford University Press: Narratives and Narrators: Greg Currie". Oxford University Press. Oxford University Press.