Since January 2018, I have been an Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the department of philosophy of the University of Duisburg-Essen and a member of the Philosophical Anthropology and Ethics Research Group, led by Neil Roughley. Before coming to Essen, I have held positions at the University of Geneva, the University of Montreal, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I hold a PhD in philosophy from the University of Manchester. I was born and raised in France.
I currently work at the intersection of philosophy of mind, action theory, and ethics. In particular, I am interested in the nature of emotions and the role they might play in our practical lives. I have also been developing an account of love and our reasons for it, which has led me to tricky issues about the value of individuals and the various ways we might relate to it.
Personal website: http://www.hichemnaar.com
2018 The Ontology of Emotions. Cambridge University Press (edited with Fabrice Teroni)
Forthcoming “Love as a Disposition”, in Grau, C. & Smuts, A. (eds), Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Love, Oxford University Press
2018 “Sentiments”, in Naar, H. & Teroni, F. (eds), The Ontology of Emotions, Cambridge University Press
2017 “Subject-Relative Reasons for Love”, Ratio, 30, 2, 197–214
2016 “Do Intuitions about Frankfurt-Style Cases Rest on an Internalist Prejudice?” (with Florian Cova), Philosophical Explorations, 19,3, 290–305
2016 “Real-World Love Drugs: Reply to Nyholm”, Journal of Applied Philosophy, 33, 2, 197–201
2016 “Moral Beliefs for the Error Theorist?” (with François Jaquet), Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 19, 193–207
2016 “Le caractère personnel des émotions”, Revue Philosophique de la France et de l’Etranger, special issue “Les motivations affectives”, ed. J. Deonna, 141, 2, 197–214
2013 “A Dispositional Theory of Love”, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 94, 3, 342–357
2013 “Art and Emotion”, eds. Fieser, J. & Dowden, B., Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
2012 “Side-Effect Effect Without Side Effect: The Pervasive Impact of Moral Considerations on Judgments of Intentionality” (with Florian Cova), Philosophical Psychology, 25, 6, 837–854
2012 “Testing Sripada’s Deep Self Model” (with Florian Cova), Philosophical Psychology, 25, 5, 647–659