Department of Philosophy Academic Staff

  • Professor Peter Anstey
    Early modern philosophy; Philosophy of science; Ancient philosophy; Metaphysics
  • Professor Rick Benitez
    Ancient Philosophy; Greek Tragedy; Ethics and Aesthetics; Philosophy of Law
  • Professor David Braddon-Mitchell
    Philosophy of mind; metaphysics; philosophy of science; philosophy of biology and epistemology
  • Dr Millicent Churcher
    Early modern sentimentalist philosophy, contemporary social and political philosophy, emotions and institutions, applied ethics
  • Professor Mark Colyvan
    Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Logic; Philosophy of Mathematics; Philosophy of Ecology; Decision Theory
  • Dr Luara Ferracioli (commencing Semester 2 2017)
    Social and political philosophy; feminist philosophy; applied ethics
  • Professor Moira Gatens
    Social and political philosophy; 17th century rationalism, especially Spinoza; philosophy and literature; feminist philosophy
  • Professor Paul Griffiths
    Philosophy and history of biology; philosophy of psychology; philosophy of science
  • Associate Professor John Grumley
    Social and poltical philosophy; German Idealism; Critical theory from Marx to Habermas; Theories of Modernity; philosophy of 'mere life'
  • Dr Brian Hedden
    Epistemology; decision theory/practical rationality; probability; philosophy of science; philosophy of language
  • Professor Duncan Ivison
    Contemporary political philosophy; history of political and moral philosophy, especially in the early modern period
  • Dr Alex Lefebvre
    Political philosophy; Human rights; Jurisprudence; Modern and contemporary French thought
  • Dr Kate Lynch
    Philosophy of biology; philosophy of science; evolutionary biology; genetics
  • Associate Professor David Macarthur
    Liberal Naturalism, Contemporary Pragmatism, Skepticism, Metaphysical Quietism, Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Language and Psychology, Philosophy of Art and Architecture
  • Associate Professor Kristie Miller
    Metaphysics; philosophy of mind; philosophy of time
  • Dr Dalia Nassar
    German romantic and idealist philosophy; history of the idea of nature; environmental philosophy; aesthetics; hermeneutics; theories of interpretation
  • Dr Arnaud Pocheville
    Evolutionary biology; ecology; philosophy of biology
  • Associate Professor Luke Russell
    Ethics; moral psychology; virtue and vice; evil; forgiveness
  • Dr Sebastian Sequoiah-Grayson
    Formal Philosophy, especially Formal Epistemology, Philosophical Logic, Philosophy of Language, and Philosophy of Mathematics.
  • Dr Samuel Shpall
    Ethics and moral psychology; aesthetics, especially the interpretation and value of art; the philosophy of action; social and political philosophy; and the philosophy of law
  • Professor Nicholas J.J. Smith
    Logics; philosophy of language; vagueness; probability and decision theory; metaphysics; philosophy of time; time travel; epistemology; history of analytic philosophy; Frege.
  • Associate Professor Anik Waldow
    17th and 18th century philosophy, especially Hume; scepticism; sympathy and other minds
  • Dr Caroline West
    Metaphysics, especially identity, persistence and personal identity; moral philosophy; applied and professional ethics; political philosophy; feminist philosophy; philosophy and psychology of well-being