IRENE MARTÍNEZ MARÍN

Ph.D. Candidate in Aesthetics, Uppsala University

I'm a Ph.D. candidate in Aesthetics within the Philosophy Department at Uppsala University (since November 2016). Before moving to Sweden I worked in Spain as an art gallery assistant at ARTNUEVE. Previously, I completed a M.A in History of Contemporary Art with a concentration in Art Criticism at Autonomous University of Madrid— in collaboration with the Museum Reina Sofía (2014)—, and a Philosophy degree at the University of Murcia (2013).

My research focuses on aesthetic, epistemic, and value questions concerned with the nature of intellectual emotions and the psychology underlining our aesthetic judgements. More specifically, I am interested in the role of emotions in the justification of aesthetic judgements within an art appreciation context. Recently, I have been specially interested in the phenomenon of aesthetic akrasia.

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

I am also a shortlisted fiction author for the Alpine Writing Fellowship Prize (2020).

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