Dr Caroline West

PhD ANU
Senior Lecturer

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 9349
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Biographical details

Dr Caroline West is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sydney. She received her PhD in philosophy from The Australian National University in 1997. She lectured at Monash University and Macquarie University, before joining the Department in 2002.

Research interests

Her main areas of teaching and research interest are in metaphysics (especially personal identity); ethics; political philosophy; philosophy and psychology of happiness and well-being; applied ethics; and feminist philosophy.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2013

  • A constructive critique of the political approach to the philosophy of human rights; Campbell T, Ivison D, Kinley D, Sadurski W, West C, Bedi S, Pogge T, Valentini L, Tasioulas J, Wenar L; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2006

  • Personal Identity, Consciousness and Agency; Braddon-Mitchell D, Kriegel U, West C, Roskies A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2005

  • Corporate Citizenship; West C; University of Sydney/Research & Development.

2004

  • Personal identity, group rights and autonomy; West C; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • West, C. (2012). Words That Silence? Freedom of Expression and Racist Hate Speech. In Ishani Maitra, Mary Kate McGowan (Eds.), Speech and Harm: Controversies over Free Speech, (pp. 222-248). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • West, C. (2010). Business as Usual?: The Error Theory, Internalism and the Function of Morality. In Richard Joyce, Simon Kirchin (Eds.), A World Without Values: Essays on John Mackies Moral Error Theory, (pp. 183-198). Dordrecht: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • West, C. (2010). Personal Identity, Conceptual Analysis and No-Fault Disagreement. In Robrecht Vanderbeeken, Bart DHooge (Eds.), Worldviews, Science and Us: Studies of Analytical Metaphysics. A Selection of Topics from a Methodological Perspective, (pp. 87-106). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • West, C. (2008). Personal identity: Practical or Metaphysical? In Catriona Mackenzie and Kim Atkins (Eds.), Practical Identity and Narrative Agency, (pp. 56-77). New York, NY: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Journals

  • Nolan, D., Restall, G., West, C. (2005). Moral Fictionalism versus The Rest. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 83(3), 307-330.
  • West, C., Nolan, D. (2004). Liberalism And Mental Mediation. Journal of Value Inquiry, 38, 195-202.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., West, C. (2004). What Is Free Speech? Journal of Political Philosophy, 12(4), 437-460.
  • West, C. (2003). The Free Speech Argument Against Pornography. Canadian Journal Of Philosophy, 33(3), 391-422.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., West, C. (2001). Temporal-Phase Pluralism. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 62(1), 59-83.

Conferences

  • West, C. (2013). Is there any such thing as Happiness? Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference.
  • West, C. (2013). Philosophy of Happiness. NSW Public Defenders Conference.
  • West, C. (2006). Happiness and The Good Life. Happiness and Its Causes.

Reference Works

  • West, C. (2004). Pornography and Censorship. Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy. Stanford University.

2013

  • West, C. (2013). Is there any such thing as Happiness? Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference.
  • West, C. (2013). Philosophy of Happiness. NSW Public Defenders Conference.

2012

  • West, C. (2012). Words That Silence? Freedom of Expression and Racist Hate Speech. In Ishani Maitra, Mary Kate McGowan (Eds.), Speech and Harm: Controversies over Free Speech, (pp. 222-248). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2010

  • West, C. (2010). Business as Usual?: The Error Theory, Internalism and the Function of Morality. In Richard Joyce, Simon Kirchin (Eds.), A World Without Values: Essays on John Mackies Moral Error Theory, (pp. 183-198). Dordrecht: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • West, C. (2010). Personal Identity, Conceptual Analysis and No-Fault Disagreement. In Robrecht Vanderbeeken, Bart DHooge (Eds.), Worldviews, Science and Us: Studies of Analytical Metaphysics. A Selection of Topics from a Methodological Perspective, (pp. 87-106). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.

2008

  • West, C. (2008). Personal identity: Practical or Metaphysical? In Catriona Mackenzie and Kim Atkins (Eds.), Practical Identity and Narrative Agency, (pp. 56-77). New York, NY: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2006

  • West, C. (2006). Happiness and The Good Life. Happiness and Its Causes.

2005

  • Nolan, D., Restall, G., West, C. (2005). Moral Fictionalism versus The Rest. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 83(3), 307-330.

2004

  • West, C., Nolan, D. (2004). Liberalism And Mental Mediation. Journal of Value Inquiry, 38, 195-202.
  • West, C. (2004). Pornography and Censorship. Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy. Stanford University.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., West, C. (2004). What Is Free Speech? Journal of Political Philosophy, 12(4), 437-460.

2003

  • West, C. (2003). The Free Speech Argument Against Pornography. Canadian Journal Of Philosophy, 33(3), 391-422.

2001

  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., West, C. (2001). Temporal-Phase Pluralism. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 62(1), 59-83.

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