Berys Gaut, Ph.D.

Berys Gaut is Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He holds a B.A. from Oxford University (Balliol College), and a M.A. and a PhD from Princeton University. He has published numerous articles on the philosophy of creativity, the philosophy of art, the philosophy of film, and moral philosophy. He is the author of “Art, Emotion and Ethics” (Oxford University Press, 2007), and “A Philosophy of Cinematic Art” (Cambridge University Press, 2010); and is co-editor of “The Creation of Art” (Cambridge University Press, 2003), “The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics” (Routledge, 2nd edition, 2005), and the Wiley-Blackwell book series New Directions in Aesthetics. He is currently working on a monograph on the philosophy of creativity, and has been awarded a two year Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship to complete the book. Besides writing on the philosophy of creativity, he is also interested in nurturing creative and critical thinking skills in children by teaching them philosophy, and has published with Morag Gaut “Philosophy for Young Children: A Practical Guide” (Routledge, 2011), which is aimed at showing teachers and parents how to help children as young as three to think philosophically.