IRENE MARTÍNEZ MARÍN

Uppsala University (Sweden)

I am a doctoral student in Philosophy at Uppsala University (Sweden). My research interests are centred around the nature of valuing. In my dissertation, I argue for a hybrid account of appreciation that focuses on a new understanding of the relation between aesthetic judgement and our affective responses to aesthetic value. One of the main aims of my doctoral work is to firmly establish aesthetics within the realm of rationality without comprising the subjectivity of taste.

My work has important connections to the objectivity and subjectivity of value judgements, the philosophy of emotions, moral psychology (esp. akrasia) and structural rationality.

In Spring 2022, I will be a visiting researcher at the Philosophy Department of King's College London.

In 2019, I was awarded the Fabian Dorsch Essay Prize from the European Society for Aesthetics. In 2021, I received the Irene Chayes New Voices Award, organized by the American Society for Aesthetics.

Before moving to Sweden, I worked as an art gallery assistant at ARTNUEVE. Prior to this, I completed an M.A. in Art History at Autonomous University of Madrid— in collaboration with the Museum Reina Sofía (2014)—, and a degree in Philosophy at the University of Murcia (2013).

I coordinate the Nordic Network for Women in Aesthetics and I am co-organizer of the Uppsala Higher Seminars in Aesthetics.

I also enjoy writing poetry and short stories. I was shortlisted for the Alpine Writing Fellowship Prize (2020) with a story about forgiveness, herons and people with long legs.

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You can contact me at: irene.martinez@filosofi.uu.se