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I completed my PhD at the University of Edinburgh and worked at the University of Bristol before coming to Tilburg University in 2015. 

My main research interests are in moral philosophy, moral psychology and social philosophy. I am currently researching the role that admiration plays in our lives, particularly in relation to morality, culture and politics.  My work in this are has been aided by an NWO Veni grant (2017-2021 to study the Nature and Value of Admiration and a grant from the Moral Beacons Project at Wake Forrest University on Identifying Morally Exceptional People (2016-2017). I am especially interested at the moment on ethical and political issues relating to fame and celebrity. 


I also have active research interests in applied ethics (especially bioethics), aesthetics (especially aesthetic normativity), political philosophy and the philosophy of sport. 


- moral philosophy

- moral psychology

- social philosophy

- applied ethics

- political philosophy

- philosophy of sport


Recent publications

  1. Anger, Affective Injustice and Emotion Regulation

    Archer, A., & Mills, G. (Accepted/In press). Anger, Affective Injustice and Emotion Regulation. Philosophical topics.
  2. Celebrity, Democracy, and Epistemic Power

    Archer, A., Cawston, A., Matheson, B., & Geuskens, M. C. M. (2020). Celebrity, Democracy, and Epistemic Power. Perspectives on Politics, 18(1), 27-42.
  3. Commemoration and Emotional Imperialism

    Archer, A., & Matheson, B. (2020). Commemoration and Emotional Imperialism. Journal of Applied Philosophy.
  4. Lost without you - the Value of Falling out of Love

    Lopez Cantero, P., & Archer, A. (2020). Lost without you: the Value of Falling out of Love. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice.
  5. Admiration and Education - What should we do with immoral intellectua…

    Archer, A. (2019). Admiration and Education: What should we do with immoral intellectuals? Ethical Perspectives: Journal of the European Ethics Network, 26(1), 5-32.

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