Department of Philosophy Academic Staff

  • Professor Peter Anstey
    early modern philosophy; philosophy of science; ancient philosophy; metaphysics
  • Dr Sam Baron
    metaphysics; philosophy of mathematics; philosophy of science
  • Professor Rick Benitez
    Ancient Philosophy; Greek Tragedy; Ethics and Aesthetics; Philosophy of Law
  • Dr Thomas Besch
    Political Philosophy; Moral Philosophy; Public Reason; Practical Reasoning and Justification; Constructivism; History of Moral and Political Philosophy; Rawls; Hare; Kant
  • Professor David Braddon-Mitchell
    Philosophy of mind; metaphysics; philosophy of science; philosophy of biology and epistemology
  • Professor Mark Colyvan
    Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Logic; Philosophy of Mathematics; Philosophy of Ecology; Decision Theory
  • 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'
  • 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
  • Associate Professor David Macarthur
    Contemporary Pragmatism; Liberal Naturalism; Skepticism; Metaphysical Quietism; Philosophy of Language; Wittgenstein; Philosophy of Art
  • Dr John Matthewson
    Philosophy of science; Philosophy of biology; Philosophy of medicine; Applied ethics
  • 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 Maureen O'Malley
    Philosophy of microbiology; Philosophy of systems and synthetic biology; Philosophy of metagenomics; Philosophy of microbial phylogeny; Philosophy of translational and integrative scientific practice
  • Professor Paul Redding
    Kant and German idealism; hermeneutics; philosophy of psychology
  • Dr Luke Russell
    Normativity, realism and naturalism in epistemology and ethics; virtue theory; moral psychology; philosophy of mind; philosophy of biology
  • Associate Professor Nick Smith
    Logic, especially logics of vagueness and theories of truth; metaphysics; philosophy of language; philosophy of time, especially time travel; early analytic philosophy, especially Frege; probability and decision theory
  • Dr 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