Kaz Bland


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

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


I discovered philosophy in my 30’s as an undergrad trying to escape cooking for the rest of my life. I graduated with a doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Adelaide in 2019. Over the years I have taught casually at several universities in several states of Australia and now hold my first ‘real’ job as a lecturer and philosophy in community practitioner at the University of Western Australia. I see philosophy as very practical – a method of thinking carefully and critically about BIG problems. I like that whilst there may be no solutions, there are better and worse ways of thinking things through.

My philosophy in community practice focuses on using the community of inquiry methodology as an educational tool for the exploration of ideas and engagement with contemporary issues with people of all ages and warps of life. By our powers combined, philosophy will take over the world!

Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, Doctorate, The Good, the Right & the Exigencies of Life: John Dewey & the Value of Moral Disagreement, University of Adelaide

Award Date: 7 May 2019

Philosophy, BSc Hons, Confucius & John Dewey, University of New South Wales

Award Date: 5 Sept 2005

External positions

Committee Member, APIS (Australian Philosophy in Schools)

2020 → …

Director, PEiPL (Philosophical Engagement in Public Life)

2020 → …

Committee Member, PiCC (Australasian Association of Philosophy - Philosophy in Community Committee)

2020 → …

Industry keywords

  • Children and Young People
  • Disability
  • Education
  • Social and Welfare Issues

Research expertise keywords

  • Philosophy in Community
  • Philosophy for Children
  • Ethics
  • Ethics Education
  • Applied Ethics
  • Bioethics and Philosophy
  • Community of Inquiry

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