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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. Shame and the Sports Fan

    Archer, A., & Matheson, B. (2019). Shame and the Sports Fan. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport.
  2. Admiration and Motivation

    Archer, A. (2019). Admiration and Motivation. Emotion Review, 11(2), 140-150.
  3. The Moral Psychology of Admiration

    Archer, A., & Grahle, A. (2019). The Moral Psychology of Admiration. (Moral Psychology of Emotions). Rowman & Littlefield.
  4. Effective Vote Markets and the Tyranny of Wealth

    Archer, A., Engelen, B., & Ivankovic, V. (2019). Effective Vote Markets and the Tyranny of Wealth. Res Publica: A journal of legal and social philosophy, 25(1), 39-54.
  5. Playing with Art in Suits’ Utopia

    Archer, A., & Wildman, N. (2019). Playing with Art in Suits’ Utopia. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.

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