PETTERSSON Carl Mikael, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 23 Scopus Citations
  • 2 Scopus h-Index
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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. My main research interests are in aesthetics and the philosophy of art, in particular philosophical issues pertaining to pictures and photographs (e.g. how to characterise and explain pictorial experience, and whats special about photography as a pictorial medium). Other areas of interest include selected topics in the philosophy of mind (especially imagination and perception) and in metaphysics (especially minor entities, such as shadows and other absences). I received my PhD in Theoretical Philosophy from Stockholm University in 2012. Before joining Lingnan, I held a position as an International Post-doc at Stockholm (funded by the Swedish Research Council) and was also a Visiting Scholar at NYU (2013–2014).

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2011 2019

  • 23 Scopus Citations
  • 2 Scopus h-Index
  • 4 Journal Article (refereed)
  • 3 Conference Paper (other)
  • 2 Book Chapter

Nothing to See Here

PETTERSSON, M., 16 Feb 2019.

Research output: Other Conference ContributionsConference Paper (other)Other Conference Paperpeer-review

Seeing Depicted Space (or Not)

PETTERSSON, C. M., 31 May 2018, Evaluative perception. BERGQVIST, A. & COWAN, R. (eds.). United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, p. 129-142 14 p.

Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsBook ChapterResearchpeer-review

Richard Wollheim
Material Objects
1 Scopus Citations

Capturing shadows : on photography, causation, and absences

PETTERSSON, C. M., 2017, In : Australasian Journal of Philosophy. 95, 2, p. 256-269 14 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)



LU RGC Competitive Grants Award 2018

Carl Mikael PETTERSSON (Recipient), Mar 2018

Prize: Prize / Award