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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. Admiration Over Time

    Archer, A., & Matheson, B. (2020). Admiration Over Time. Pacific philosophical quarterly, 101(4), 669-689.
  2. Anger, Affective Injustice and Emotion Regulation

    Archer, A., & Mills, G. (2020). Anger, Affective Injustice and Emotion Regulation. Philosophical topics, 75-94.
  3. 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.
  4. Commemoration and Emotional Imperialism

    Archer, A., & Matheson, B. (2020). Commemoration and Emotional Imperialism. Journal of Applied Philosophy.
  5. Internet Access as an Essential Social Good

    Archer, A., & Wildman, N. (2020). Internet Access as an Essential Social Good. In E. Aarts, H. Fleuren, M. Sitskoorn, & T. Wilthagen (Eds.), The New Common : How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Transforming Society Open Press TiU. https://digi-courses.com/openpresstiu-the-new-common/

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