Gregory Currie
Professor of Philosophy



I was educated at the London School of Economics and the University of California, Berkeley. I have taught at universities in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. I joined the Department of Philosophy at the University of York in 2013. I have published a number of articles and books, mostly on the arts and their relation to the mind. My next book is Fiction and Cognition (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Departmental roles

  • Convenor for Research Students

University roles

  • Member of the Humanities Research Centre Peer Review College.



I work on many aspects of the arts: literature, film and painting, the narrative arts and their role in learning, the place of the aesthetic in archaeological explanation, the nature of adaptation, irony in pictures and in language. I am keen to supervise students hoping to work in these and related areas.


I am currently working on a book on learning from fiction (Fiction and Cognition, oxford University press, forthcoming).



  • Philosophy of Film

External activities


Editorial duties

Contact details

Prof. Gregory Currie
Professor of Philosophy

Tel: 01904 324167