StefÃ¡n SnÃ¦varr is a Professor of Philosophy at Lillehammer University in Norway. He was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1953. He studied at the University of Oslo, finishing his MA in philosophy in 1986. He also studied at the Universities of Heidelberg and Frankfurt. He worked as a part-time teacher of philosophy at the Universities of Oslo, Reykjavik and Bergen, Norway. He spent several years pursuing a career as a writer of imaginative literature. He took his PhD in philosophy in 1998 at the University of Bergen. He then became associate professor of philosophy at the University College of Lillehammer, Norway in 1998 and full professor in 2003. He is the author of several books in three languages, English, Norwegian and Icelandic. His sole book in English to this date is Minerva and the Muses. The Place of Reason in Aesthetic Judgement. A book in Norwegian, an introduction to the philosophy of art, will be published in the spring of 2008. He is currently writing a book in English on metaphors, narratives emotions, and Selves. He has published philosophical articles on various issues, besides essays of various kinds, and some books of imaginative literature.