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

    6009 Perth


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I am professor of philosophy at the University of Western Australia, having taught over the past 25 years in North America at the University of Alberta (2000-2017), the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1996-2001), and Queen’s University (1992-1996), and most recently at La Trobe University in Melbourne (2017-2019). I was born in Broken Hill in New South Wales and grew up there and in Perth in Western Australia. I have a B.A. with first class honours in philosophy from the University of Western Australia, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where I was a Fulbright Scholar from late 1987 until early 1992. A recent interview with Richard Marshall at 3.16am gives more of an idea of stuff I have thought about, and how I got back to where I once started with all this philosophy stuff.

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 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, Ph.D., Cornell University

21 Aug 198730 Jun 1992

Award Date: 19 Aug 2027

External positions

Chair, Philosophy in the Community Committee, Australasian Association of Philosophy

1 Jun 2019 → …

Editor, Life and Mind book series, MIT Press

1 Jan 2000 → …


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