Damien Freeman

Damien Freeman was a graduate student at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and has lectured in the Philosophy Faculty at Cambridge on Beauty, Art and Aesthetic Experience, and at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the PM Glynn Institute, Australian Catholic University. His recent publications include The Forgotten People: Liberal and conservative approaches to recognising indigenous peoples (Melbourne University Press, 2016), Figuring Out Figurative Art: contemporary philosophers on contemporary paintings (Routledge, 2015), The Aunt’s Mirrors: a memoir (Brandl & Schlesinger, 2014), Art’s Emotions: Ethics, Expression and Aesthetic Experience (Acumen, 2012) and Roddy’s Folly: R. P. Meagher QC – art lover and lawyer (Connor Court, 2012). He has also published in a range of scholarly periodicals, including Harvard Review of Philosophy, Literature & Aesthetics, Journal of Aesthetic Education, Australian Bar Review, Public Law Review, and Constitutional Law and Policy Review. His particular research interests are aesthetics, human value, the emotions, and psychoanalysis. He has also studied law, classical Hebrew and Aramaic, and music, and has worked for a member of the House of Lords, and at the Court of Appeal in New South Wales, Australia. He has experimented with many forms of art-making and has lived many lives.