Samuel Hall Chair in Philosophy at the University of Manchester, Peter Goldie works in philosophy of mind, ethics, and aesthetics, particularly questions concerning value and how the mind engages with value. A book he published to wide acclaim a decade ago, The Emotions: A Philosophical Exploration (2000), was an early foray into the field of philosophy of emotion in which he argued that emotional rationality is not reducible to the rationality of beliefs or desires—and called for understanding the crucial component of feelings in affective states. Educated at the Felsted School in Essex, Dr. Goldie spent twenty-five years in business in the City of London before turning to philosophy. He earned a first-class honors degree at University College London before going on to Oxford University, where he studied at Balliol College and earned a B.Phil. with distinction. He received his D.Phil. from Oxford in 1997 under the supervision of the moral philosopher Bernard Williams. He began his teaching career as a lecturer in philosophy at Magdalen College, Oxford, and in 1998 joined the philosophy faculty at King’s College, London. He was promoted to reader in 2003 and accepted his present position at Manchester in 2005. Dr. Goldie has been a visiting lecturer at Rhodes University in South Africa. In addition to publishing more than fifty papers in academic journals or as chapters in volumes of collected works, he is the editor of Understanding Emotions: Mind and Morals (2002), (with Elisabeth Schellekens) of Philosophy and Conceptual Art (2006), and (with Amy Coplan) of Empathy: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives, which is forthcoming from Oxford University Press (OUP). His other books, besides The Emotions, include On Personality (2004) and, most recently, (with Elisabeth Schellekens) Who’s Afraid of Conceptual Art?, which was published by Routledge last year. He is editing two works forthcoming from OUP in 2010, The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Emotion and (with Elisabeth Schellekens) Philosophical Aesthetics and Aesthetic Psychology, and he is also writing a monograph for OUP on narrative thinking.