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Dr Víctor Durà-Vilà read chemistry at Imperial College London, followed by some research in inorganic and computational chemistry. He switched to philosophy via an MA and PhD at King’s College London. He has been teaching fellow at King’s and has held one-year lectureships, once at Roehampton University and twice at Durham University. He is currently a fixed-term lecturer at the University of Leeds.

Research interests

• Philosophy of physics
• Metaphysics
• Applied ethics
• Aesthetics

Dr Víctor Durà-Vilà works in philosophy of quantum mechanics, where he has focused on the understanding of probability and ontology in the Everettian interpretation. He has research interests in the metaphysics of persistence and personal identity. His efforts in applied ethics have been devoted to parental obligations and informed consent. His work in aesthetics encompasses Humean and Kantian aesthetics, authorial intention and interpretation, and ethics and aesthetics, in addition to long-standing interests in the philosophy of music and dance.

Selected publications

• Víctor Durà-Vilà (forthcoming), ‘Attending to works of art for their own sake in art evaluation and analysis: Carroll and Stecker on aesthetic experience’, British Journal of Aesthetics.

• Víctor Durà-Vilà (2015), ‘Shelley on Hume’s standard of taste and the impossibility of sound disagreement among the ideal critics’, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 73 (3), pp. 341-345.

• Víctor Durà-Vilà (2014), ‘Courage in art appreciation: a Humean perspective’, British Journal of Aesthetics, 54 (1), pp. 77-95.

• Víctor Durà-Vilà (2013), ‘Reply to Walker: ensuring understanding and intelligibility in informed consent’, Journal of Value Inquiry, 47 (3), pp. 221-233.

• Víctor Durà-Vilà (2013), ‘Parental obligation, adoption and abortion: critique of Porter and Nozickian alternative’, Journal of Value Inquiry, 47 (1-2), pp. 19-47.

• David Papineau and Víctor Durà-Vilà (2009), ‘A thirder and an Everettian: a reply to Lewis’s “Quantum Sleeping Beauty”’, Analysis, 69 (1), pp. 78-86.

To access the papers online, please visit his homepage.