- BSc (Physics), University of Delhi
- MA, University of Delhi
- PhD, Stanford University
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
For more information visit Prof. Matthen’s personal website.
Aesthetics, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind
- Seeing, Doing, and Knowing: A Philosophical Theory of Sense Perception (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2005): xxii + 362 pp. Paperback edition, 2007.
Recent edited books:
- Color Ontology and Color Science (with Jonathan Cohen). A collection of about 12 new papers on colour perception and the nature of colour. MIT Press, 2010.)
- Philosophy of Biology (with Christopher Stephens). (Amsterdam: Elsevier/North-Holland, 2006). Volume 3 of the Handbook of the Philosophy of Science. A collection of 25 original entries, offering a synopsis and discussions of current research in philosophy of biology and its historical background. Elsevier, 2006, 640 pp.
- “The Unique Hues and Colour Experience,” in D. Brown and F. Macpherson (eds.) Routledge Handbook on the Philosophy of Colour (London: Routledge, forthcoming).
- “New Prospects for Aesthetic Hedonism,” in J. McMahon (ed) Social Aesthetics and Moral Judgment: Pleasure, Reflection and Accountability (London: Routledge, 2018): 13-33.
- “Some Principles of Ephemeral Vision,” in Thomas Crowther and Clare Mac Cumhaill (eds) Perceptual Ephemera (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018): 312-336.
- “The Pleasure of Art,” Australasian Philosophical Review 1 (2017): 6-28. (Target article published alongside 10 commentaries and reply.)
- “When is Synaesthesia Perception?” in Ophelia Deroy (ed.) Sensory Blending: On Synaesthesia and Related Phenomena (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016): 166-178.
- “Effort and Displeasure in People Who Are Hard of Hearing,” Ear and Hearing 37, supplement 1 (2016): 28S-34S.
- “Is Perceptual Experience Normally Multimodal?” in Bence Nanay (ed.) Controversies in the Philosophy of Perception (London: Routledge, 2016): 121-135.
- “Play, Skill, and the Origins of Perceptual Art,” British Journal of Aesthetics 55 (2) (2015): 173-197. (Named by the website, “Aesthetics for Birds,” as one of the five best aesthetics papers of 2015.)
- “Individuating the Senses,” in M. Matthen (ed.) Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Perception (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015): 567-586.
- “Image Content,” in Berit Brogaard (ed.) Does Perception Have Content? New York: Oxford University Press, 2014: 265-290.
- “Active Perception and the Representation of Space,” in D. Stokes, M. Matthen, and S. Biggs (eds) Perception and Its Modalities New York: Oxford University Press, 2014: 44-72.
- “How To Be Sure: Sensory Exploration and Empirical Certainty,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 87 (2014): 38-69. DOI: 10.1111/j.1933-1592.2011.00548.x
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