• The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Clas Weber is a DECRA fellow and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Western Australia and was until recently a Humboldt Fellow at Eberhard Karls University of Tubingen. Before joining UWA, Clas worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oslo. He did his PhD at the Australian National University under the supervision of David Chalmers (chair), Frank Jackson, Jonathan Schaffer, and Daniel Nolan.

Clas' research is focused on foundational issues in the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mind, and metaphysics. In particular, he works on the nature of self-locating content in thought and language, and has proposed a novel theory of communication for self-locating content. Recently, his research has turned to the metaphysics of personal identity and the special role the first-person perspective plays in shaping our views of the self. His current project investigates the philosophical prospects of mind-uploading.

He also pursues an ongoing interdiscplinary research project on the economic effects of linguistic structures. The most recent paper in this project, Gendered Language and Gendered Violence, finds evidence that linguistic gender may have a signifcant effect on the prevalence of gendered domestic violence.

Previous positions

Postdoctoral fellow: University of Oslo (2016-17)

Roles and responsibilities

  • Convener of the Philosophical Society, UWA
  • Postgraduate coordinator

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, PhD, Propositions and Centered Content, Australian National University

1 Feb 201014 Feb 2014

Award Date: 14 Feb 2014

Research expertise keywords

  • Philosophy of mind
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Metaphysics
  • Personal Identity
  • Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence
  • Formal Semantics
  • Theories of Communication
  • Mind-uploading
  • Linguistic Relativity
  • Future Tense
  • Grammatical gender


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