Peter Goldie (5 November 1946 – 22 October 2011) was a British academic philosopher with interests in ethics and aesthetics. He was the Samuel Hall Chair in Philosophy and Head of the Philosophy Discipline Area of the School of Social Sciences at University of Manchester. He was educated at Felsted.
After a 25-year career in business in the City of London, culminating as chief executive at the ill-fated British & Commonwealth, Goldie turned to Philosophy, in 1990. He studied at University College London for a BA degree and at Balliol College, Oxford for a BPhil followed by a DPhil, supervised by Bernard Williams, on emotion, mood and character. Following this, he was a lecturer at Magdalen College, Oxford, for two years and King's College London before becoming a professor at Manchester in 2005.
Peter Goldie died on 22 October 2011.
- Who's Afraid of Conceptual Art, by Peter Goldie and Elisabeth Schellekens, Routledge, 2009
- Philosophy and Conceptual Art, edited by Peter Goldie and Elisabeth Schellekens, Oxford University Press, 2007
- On Personality, London, Routledge, 2004
- Understanding Emotions: Mind and Morals, Ashgate, 2002
- The Emotions: A Philosophical Exploration, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000
- The Mess Inside: Narrative, Emotion, and the Mind, by Peter Goldie , OUP Oxford, 28 Jun 2012
- GOLDIE, Prof. Peter Lawrence, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2015; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014
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