Dr Víctor Durà-Vilà


I read chemistry at Imperial College London, followed by some research in inorganic and computational chemistry. I switched to philosophy via an MA and PhD at King's College London. I have been a teaching fellow at King's and held one-year lectureships at Roehampton and Durham Universities. I am currently a fixed-term lecturer at the University of Leeds.


  • Programme Manager for Joint Honours Degrees

Research interests

I work in philosophy of quantum mechanics, and have focused on the understanding of probability and ontology in the Everettian interpretation. I also have research interests in the metaphysics of persistence and personal identity. My efforts in applied ethics have been devoted to parental obligations and informed consent. My work in aesthetics encompasses Humean and Kantian aesthetics, aesthetic experience, ethics and aesthetics, authorial intention and interpretation, in addition to long-standing interests in the philosophy of music and dance.

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  • MSci Chemistry (Imperial College)
  • MA Philosophy (King’s College London)
  • PhD Philosophy (King’s College London)

Professional memberships

  • British Society for the Philosophy of Science
  • British Society of Aesthetics
  • American Society for Aesthetics
  • British Society for Applied Philosophy

Student education

I teach a range of modules in a variety of areas, including in philosophy of science (general philosophy of science and philosophy of physics), aesthetics, history of philosophy (Locke, Leibniz, Berkeley, Hume and Kant), epistemology, philosophy of social science and philosophy of religion.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Aesthetic, Moral and Political Philosophy