Macquarie University received a rating of 'above world standard' (4 out of 5) for research in Philosophy in the Excellence in Research for Australia 2012 report. The Department has an innovative and vibrant research culture, benefiting from the presence of a number of philosophical and inter-disciplinary perspectives, and consistently producing high-level research publications in a wide range of central areas.
The Department's unique features are a genuine pluralism, based on a long-standing collective commitment to creative interaction between philosophical traditions, and a strongly interdisciplinary and empirically grounded orientation, which guides much of its research in philosophy of mind, philosophy of biology and cognitive science, moral psychology, applied ethics and social philosophy.
Areas of specialisation
Mind, Metaphysics and Meaning
This stream conducts research in the philosophy of mind and cognition, the philosophy of biology and philosophy of science, pragmatism, epistemology and metaphysics. Richard Menary's research focusses on embodied and extended cognition, culture and cognition, neural plasticity and scaffolded learning, the self, and cognitive evolution. Karola Stotz's research focusses on evolutionary, developmental and molecular biology and human nature. Colin Klein's research is focused on explanatory and methodological issues in functional brain imaging studies, imperative theories of pain, and the metaphysical and scientific aspects of reduction. Rachael Brown, who joins the department in semester 2 2014, does research on evolutionary explanations of animal cognition and learning. Albert Atkin's research focusses on the philosophy of language, race and pragmatism (especially the philosophy of C.S.Peirce), while Jennifer Duke Yonge's has research interests in theories of truth and epistemic externalism.
Social Philosophy and Modern European Philosophy
The core members of this stream (Jean-Philippe Deranty, Robert Sinnerbrink and Nicholas Smith) work in existential phenomenology and hermeneutics; social and political philosophy particularly in the Hegelian and post-Hegelian tradition; continental aesthetics; and post-structuralism. Critical social theory in the Frankfurt School tradition is a particular strength, especially its 'recognition' paradigm, as is philosophy and film. Michael Olson, who has expertise in modern and contemporary European philosophy will join in 2015. Members of the stream are active editors of the international journal Critical Horizons.
Ethics and Applied Ethics
Our research in ethics extends from the theoretical to the applied, with particular strengths in conceptions of autonomy and agency, moral psychology, research ethics and clinical ethics. Catriona Mackenzie and Jeanette Kennett do research in moral psychology and moral cognition, autonomy, moral responsibility, conceptions of selfhood, and agency and its impairments, with emerging strengths in neuroethics. Paul Formosa's research engages with Kantian ethics and political philosophy, human dignity, and moral evil. Mianna Lotz's work in normative and applied ethics focuses on the philosophy of the family, parenting, and issues in child welfare. In applied ethics, Wendy Rogers leads multi-disciplinary work on the ethics and regulation of innovative surgery and surgical research, and a new project on definitions of disease and the ethics of overdiagnosis.
Macquarie University Research Centre
Centre for Values, Agency and Values
The Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics is a multidisciplinary centre involving philosophers, cognitive scientists, legal scholars and medical practitioners. The Centre aims to foster research that expands our understanding of human agency and selfhood, and of the connections between agency, values and ethics. Our research encompasses theoretical questions, together with practical issues in applied ethics and bioethics, and aims to make a contribution towards relevant public policy debates in Australian society.
ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders
The ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders offers unique opportunities for interdisciplinary and international collaborative research in the study of cognition, its disorders, and their treatment.
Australian School of Advanced Medicine
The Australian School of Advanced Medicine is a designated Concentration of Research Excellence (CoRE) at Macquarie in neuroscience, vascular science and surgery. It is also an international luminary research site for GE Healthcare. The research group is located in purpose-built laboratories in the Macquarie University Clinic.
The following list provides summaries of externally funded research projects undertaken by Philosophy staff.
See also a more extensive list of projects relating to the Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics on the CAVE website.
Future Fellowship 2014-2017: Richard Menary
Project Title: The Enculturated Brain: How Culture Transforms the Brain and Extends our Cognitive Capabilities
This project aims to advance our understanding of the influence of the cultural and social environment on our cognitive capabilities. Its significance lies in producing a theoretical model of how human brains have evolved to be culturally situated. The outcome will be a model that explains how as a species: our brains evolved in richly social and cultural environments; how each human brain develops in such an environment; and, how culture transforms the brain. The cultural transformation of our brains results in culturally extended cognitive systems. This will be a significant innovation in our current understanding of how brains, bodies and culture transform our basic cognitive capabilities.
Future Fellowship 2014-2017: Wendy Rogers
Project Title: Defining disease: Addressing the Problem of Overdiagnosis
This project will investigate and define the limits of physical disease, to answer questions about when a presentation is a disease, and when it is simply a risk factor or mild condition. The ensuing account of disease will make a practical contribution to growing international concern about asymptomatic people being diagnosed and treated for conditions that will not cause any health problems ("overdiagnosis"). The research will provide normative grounds for evaluating disease claims. Results will reduce the harm caused by people receiving treatment that they do not require, make a practical contribution to debates about the scope of health care, and yield findings that can help to reduce the cost-burdens associated with overdiagnosis.
Future Fellowship 2014-2017: Robert Sinnerbrink
Project Title: Cinematic Ethics: Exploring Ethical Experience through Film
This project develops a new interdisciplinary framework for understanding cinema's unique power to evoke ethical experience via audiovisual means. Combining philosophy with film analysis, it moves beyond the prevalent view that cinema merely illustrates moral situations, and challenges the long-held suspicion toward film's manipulative aesthetic power. This project proposes instead a model of cinematic ethics: an investigation of how cinema evokes ethical experience through emotional, cognitive, and aesthetic engagement. This project will advance the emerging interdisciplinary field of film-philosophy by highlighting film's under-recognised potential to enhance ethical understanding, and thus to promote greater social awareness and intercultural communication.
Project Title: How Do We Know What Works: Ethics and Evidence in Surgical Research (Rogers and Townley)
This project will make surgery safer for patients by improving our understanding of evidence in surgery. We will look at the question "what works" in surgery. The resources we develop will help practitioners and regulators to better navigate and manage the complex ethical and practical challenges in this field.
Project Title: On the Cutting Edge: Promoting Best Practice in Surgical Innovation (Rogers, Johnson, Lotz, Townley, Sheridan, Ballantyne, Meyerson, Tomossy, Eyers, Maddern, Thomson)
Surgical innovation leads to beneficial healthcare outcomes, but frequently at an ethical, legal and regulatory cost. This project aims to address these challenges by developing conceptual tools and regulatory mechanisms which promote patient safety and support to those who practice, manage and govern surgery.
Project Title: Vulnerability, Autonomy and Justice (Mackenzie, Rogers, Dodds)
Vulnerable people require assistance and care. But what are our responsibilities in relation to the vulnerable? And how can we provide assistance and care while avoiding stereotyping or paternalism? This research will advance ethical theory and be useful in solving practical problems in health research and policy.
Project Title: Film as Philosophy: Understanding Cinematic Thinking (Trahair, Sinnerbrink, Flaxman)
Cinematic thinking is the fundamental presupposition of a recent trend in the study of cinema known as 'film-philosophy'. Yet what the concept of cinematic thinking entails and how precisely films can be understood as thinking objects remains a neglected or contentious issue in these new approaches. This project will establish the parameters for understanding cinematic thinking by analysing how thought is conceived in both philosophical approaches to film and films by key contemporary filmmakers. The project's significance lies in its critical intervention into a new genre of academic writing and its contribution to the understanding of film as philosophy.
Project Title: Autonomy and Oppression: A Relational Analysis (Stoljar, Mackenzie) - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
This project investigates the problem of whether, and how, agents who are oppressed can nevertheless be autonomous. We define personal autonomy as the condition of governing oneself; that is the condition of not being subject to the direction or will of others. Being in the condition of autonomy requires that agents have the capacity for autonomy. Can agents who are oppressed be genuinely free agents? Can they be genuinely self-governing even if their ability to make choices and adopt preferences is curtailed by the social circumstances of oppression in which they are embedded.
Project Title: Work and Self-development: A Philosophical Reappraisal (Smith, Deranty, Renault, Dejours)
Many Australians are worried about work, perhaps in more complex ways than ever before. Young people entering work lack the orientation once provided by established career paths, mid¿life workers are often subject to disorienting shifts in role and difficulties finding the right 'work¿life' balance, and many people leaving work find their lives suddenly bereft of meaning. This project will shed light on these anxieties by framing work within an image of the human that does justice to the depth and complexity of contemporary work experience.
Project Title: Causes That Make a Difference: A Philosophical Theory of Token-Causation (Menzies)
Discussions of causation in philosophy and other disciplines raise matters of practical concern: for example, about how to improve causal explanations in economics, how to devise better ways of testing causal hypotheses in medicine, and how to automate procedures for discovering causal relations in agriculture. By clarifying the structure of causal concepts, the project will help in the efforts to address these problems, and so contribute indirectly to the national benefits that will accrue from solving them. A central aim of the project is to train several PhD students, the next generation of researchers, in this important field of enquiry.
Project Title: Addiction, Moral Identity and Moral Agency: Integrating Theoretical and Empirical Approaches (Kennett, Fry, Matthews)
Recent scientific advances are clarifying the role of the brain in drug addiction and the impact of drug use on judgment, self-control and behaviour. This project will be the first to examine the impact of addiction on the moral self-conception, practical identity and values of drug addicted persons themselves and compare it to perceptions currently informing treatment. It will test and refine philosophical accounts of the elements of responsible agency and self-control against the scientific data and our empirical study and develop a set of recommendations for ethical and effective public policies and practices in the addictions field.
Project Title: Implicit Persuasion in Pharmaceutical Marketing: Ethical Implications for Regulators and Consumers (Beigler, Kennett, Oakley, Vargas)
Period : 2010-2012
Research increasingly suggests that advertising alters consumer attitudes outside awareness. Although widely tolerated in relation to a range of consumables these techniques are ethically contentious in pharmaceutical marketing because of the risks associated with drug use. In a new approach, known as experimental philosophy, our research combines a conceptual analysis of the ethics of subconscious persuasion with a groundbreaking empirical study that quantifies this effect in pharmaceutical advertising. The study will advance the quality use of medicines, especially in the elderly, who are the greatest consumers of pharmaceuticals nationwide and those most at risk from their improper use.
Project Title : Neuroethics: The Practical and the Philosophical (Levy and Kennett).
The benefits of the project are twofold: practically, it will enable us to better regulate, personally and socially, the new technologies that the sciences of the mind are already producing; intellectually, it will enable us to better understand human agency in the light of the new knowledge generated by the sciences of the mind, and it will help to maintain Australia's reputation as an international leader in applied ethics and in philosophy of mind and agency.
Project Title: Applying the Ethics of Recognition: Work and the Social Bond (Smith and Deranty)
Work is not just of instrumental value, worth it just for the money: a good, fulfilling job is integral to a fulfilled life. Our sense of well-being is inseparably bound up with how things are going at work. But how is this well-being sustained? What moral expectations do we bring to work and what happens when they are not met? This project will develop new answers to these questions by focusing on claims for recognition arising out of work. Experiences of misrecognition at work, we propose, seriously damage one's capacity to lead a fulfilling life. By identifying ways in which recognition can be given or denied at work, the project will be of great community benefit.
Project Title: Mental Causation in a Physical World (Menzies)
The issues concerning mental causation are not just philosophical issues. They are discussed in the fields of psychology, cognitive science, and psychiatry as questions about whether mental phenomena, eg mental illnesses, are best understood at the cognitive level or the neurophysiological level of causation. The project will result in a research monograph aimed at practitioners from these fields among others. By introducing these practitioners to recent philosophical thinking about causation and reduction, the present project may lead to more subtle ways of conceptualising and treating mental illnesses, and so contribute indirectly to the socio¿economic benefits accruing from more reflective psychological and psychiatric practice.
Project Title: Autonomy and Identity: A Relational Theory (Mackenzie)
Autonomy is widely regarded as an important value in liberal democratic societies and underpins many of the basic rights and legal protections enjoyed by citizens. The principle of respect for autonomy is a guiding ethical principle in a range of areas, including in medical and legal contexts, for example in requirements regarding informed consent, and in ethical guidelines governing protocols for research involving human subjects. A better understanding of autonomy and its relationship to the social context has the potential to produce indirect socio¿economic benefits by informing theory and practice in these and other areas.
Project Title: Interdisciplinarity in the Sciences of Memory: cognition, culture, and complexity (Sutton)
Memory is studied in many disciplines, at a bewildering variety of levels. Is there any sense in which memory theorists - from neurobiologists to narrative psychologists - are studying the same phenomena? This project constructs a positive framework for understanding diverse research on memory in both cognitive and social sciences. We clarify the conceptual foundations of dynamical systems theory in the sciences of memory. We develop methods for understanding complex interactions and collaborations between brain and environment; and we test naturalistic accounts of autobiographical memory, social memory, and external memory through case studies in cognitive psychology, history, and media theory.
Project Title: Singular Causation: A Conceptual Analysis (Menzies)
The concept of causation plays a central role in structuring our experience of the world. But how is the concept of causation itself to be understood? This project aims to answer this question by advancing a novel theory to explain the content and structure of the concept. A book monograph outlining the new theory will be of interest not only to philosophers, but also to natural and social scientists concerned to understand the application of the concept in their disciplines, and to cognitive psychologists and artificial intelligence experts concerned to understand its role in human cognition.
Recent successful research grants
Much of the research undertaken in the Philosophy Department is supported by external sources of funding. The Department has an excellent track record of obtaining national competitive grants for its research activity. A selection of recent successful research grant applications is listed below.
Period of Award
Amount awarded ($AUD)
The Enculturated Brain: How Culture Transforms the Brain and Extends our Cognitive Capabilities
|Richard Menary||ARC Future Fellowship||589,656|
Defining disease: Addressing the Problem of Overdiagnosis
|Wendy Rogers||ARC Future Fellowship||820,156|
|2014-2017||Cinematic Ethics: Exploring Ethical Experience through Film||Robert Sinnerbrink||ARC Future Fellowship||580,878|
|2012-2015||Dignity and Respect: A Kantian Theoretical Approach to Practical Rationality and Human Agency||Paul Formosa||ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)||475,000|
|2012-2014||How Do We Know What Works: Ethics and Evidence in Surgical Research||
|ARC Discovery Project||115,000|
|2011-2014||On the Cutting Edge: Promoting Best Practice in Surgical Innovation||Wendy Rogers et al.||ARC Linkage Project||255,000|
|2011-2013||Vulnerability, Autonomy and Justice||
|ARC Discovery Project||250,000|
|2010-2013||Film as Philosophy: Understanding Cinematic Thinking||
|ARC Discovery Project||147,000|
|2010-2012||Work and Self-development: A Philosophical Reappraisal||
|ARC Discovery Project||260,000|
|2010-2012||Causes That Make a Difference: A Philosophical Theory of Token-Causation||Peter Menzies||ARC Discovery Project||156, 000|
|2010-2012||Addiction, Moral Identity and Moral Agency: Integrating Theoretical and Empirical Approaches|
|ARC Discovery Project||313,000|
|2010-2012||Implicit Persuasion in Pharmaceutical Marketing: Ethical Implications for Regulators and Consumers||
P T Vargas
|ARC Discovery Project||449,000|
|2007-2009||Neuroethics: The Practical and the Philosophical||
|ARC Discovery Project||185,000|
Mental Causation in a Physical World
ARC Discovery Project
Applying the Ethics of Recognition: Work and the Social Bond
ARC Discovery Project
Autonomy and Identity: a relational theory
ARC Discovery Project
Developing a Two-Factor Model of Delusions: experience, belief, and folk psychology
ARC International Linkage
Political Theory and Social hope
International Visiting Fellowship (Queen's University Belfast)
Responsibility and Cognitive Science: agency, empathy, and theory of mind
ARC Discovery Project
Interdisciplinarity in the Sciences of Memory: cognition, culture, and complexity
ARC Discovery Project
Singular Causation: a conceptual analysis
ARC Discovery Project
Critical Horizons Journal
Department members from the Social Philosophy/Continental Philosophy stream play key editorial roles for the internationally renowned journal, Critical Horizons.
As described on the publisher's website:
'Critical Horizons works at the intersection of philosophy, aesthetics and social and critical theory. It brings together a unique combination of perspectives to create a vibrant forum for critical analysis and creative dissonance. Critical Horizons is dedicated to publishing original analyses of contemporary social and cultural life from those working at the forefront of critical thinking as well as new generations of critical theorists from across a broad range of cultural contexts and theoretical traditions.
Critical Horizons is an internationally refereed journal and has published the work of Etienne Balibar, Andrew Bowie, Fred Dallmayr, Manfred Frank, Agnes Heller, Dieter Henrich, Axel Honneth, Martin Jay, Richard Kearney, Alphonso Lingis, Paul Patton, Jacques Rancière, Emmanuel Renault, and Richard Rorty.
Early Career Research Opportunities
The Philosophy Department at Macquarie provides an excellent environment in which to undertake postdoctoral research. Two post-doctoral researchers - Paul Formosa and Adam Hochman - are currently employed in the Department, working in a range of philosophical areas including aesthetics, political philosophy, theories of personhood, history of philosophy, applied ethics, philosophy of race, philosophy of biology and philosophy of psychology.
Opportunities for funding of postdoctoral research are available from two main sources: the Macquarie University Research Fellowship Scheme, and the Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award. The Department has been very successful in attracting funding from both these sources - you can find a list of past holders of postdocs below. We welcome new applications.
Macquarie University Research Fellowships Scheme 2016
The Macquarie University Research Fellowships (MQRF) Scheme is now open for formal Expressions of Interest (EOI).
Macquarie University will offer up to ten full-time Research Fellowship positions commencing in 2016. Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis and will be fixed-term for three years. Applicants must have been awarded their PhD on or after 1st March 2012, or submit their thesis by 19th August 2015 (or make a convincing case for early career researcher status). Any intending applicants for this scheme must discuss their Expression of Interest with their Fellowship Sponsor and work closely with them during its development.
For full details please read the EOI Funding Rules 2016 and the EOI Application Form which are available on the Research Office website.
The Department has an excellent record of success in obtaining funding from this scheme, as can be seen from the list of current and past post-docs in the Department (see list below).
If you have an interest in applying for a Fellowship in the 2015 round, please send:
- Your current CV with list of publications, as an email attachment with your surname in the file name.
- Provisional project title and one page (300-400 word) project description, which also highlights areas of potential connection with Departmental research strengths. Please also include this text as an attachment with your surname in the file name.
to Dr Robert Sinnerbrink (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 18th May 2015.
It is recommended that you approach the Department and potential sponsors well in advance of this deadline if you are interested in submitting an Expression of Interest. Please note that it is important to highlight the manner in which the proposed project will fit with the research interests and expertise of potential sponsors. There must be a good fit between the applicant's and the sponsor's areas of research specialisation. For this reason, potential applicants are strongly advised to review the research profiles of potential sponsors from within the Philosophy Department. These can be viewed via the Department staff list.
The Philosophy Department also hosts the Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE). Applicants are encouraged to review the research projects currently supported by CAVE. However, in the first instance it is not necessary to have a detailed project proposal: the details will be worked out together with your sponsor if an EOI goes ahead.
If the Department is able to sponsor your application, you will be notified before Monday 18th May. Approved and sponsored applicants will then be asked to email the Faculty of Arts Research Office expressing their intention to submit an EOI including details of the project and their Departmental sponsor.
Approved applicants will then be invited to work with their sponsors to develop their Expressions of Interest which must be submitted in by 5pm Wednesday, 27th May 2015. This deadline is set to ensure time to incorporate feedback from compliance checks before submitting the final Expression of Interest to the Research Office (email: email@example.com) by 5 pm on Wednesday, 10th June 2015.
Period of Fellowship
Type of Fellowship
Place of PhD
University of Queensland
|Adam Hochman||2015-2018||MQRF||University of Sydney|
Period of Fellowship
Type of Fellowship
Current position (2014)
Professor of Philosophy, Australian National University
Senior Lecturer In Philosophy, University of Sydney
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Auckland
Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Adelaide
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Wollongong
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Manchester
Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Nottingham
|Heikki Ikaheimo||2008-2010||MQRF||Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of New South Wales|
|Nicole Vincent||2011-2013||MQRF||Associate Professor of Philosophy, Law, and Neuroscience, Georgia State University|
Postdoc Research Fellow
HDR research project
Current research students
Our current postgraduates form a lively group of researchers. Below is a list of their thesis topics and links to their personal pages.
|Lanei Alexander||PhD||The role of obesity stigma in Bariatric Surgeons' Assessment of morbidly obese candidates for surgery|
|Daniel Anderson||PhD||A communicative theory of forgiveness and its application to the formation of personal and social identity|
|Christopher Cameron||MPhil||The necessity of embodied exposure for moral decision making|
|Katrina Concannon||PhD||Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Beavoir: Producing the individual in Literature|
|Leigh Dayton||PhD||Australia's quest for the bionic eye and the politics of innovation|
|Martin Dowson||PhD||Hell is a hypothesis: a pragmatic philosophical perspective on religious belief|
|Julie Germein||PhD||A Peircian semiotic analysis of self-awareness|
|Alexander Gillet||PhD||Encultured thinking|
|Kelly Hamilton||PhD||Collective Emotions|
|William Hebblewhite||PhD||Jacques Ranciere and the division of labour|
|Jonathan King||PhD||Cinema and the question of form as an ethical and political question|
|Tracy Llanera||PhD||The ethics of the imagination|
|Philip Martin||PhD||Fate, Freedom and Anime worldliness from Heidegger and Nishida to Anime philosophy|
|Sacha Molitorisz||PhD||Morality bytes: threats to privacy and truth, agency and autonomy in a new media world|
|Hoda Mostafavi||PhD||Enculturated cognition: The role of social learning|
|Fatma Onal||PhD||Love in the time of social media|
|Stephen Reid||PhD||Rorty on religion|
|Bernhard Ripperger||PhD||Decentred autonomy in the law: a contribution to Axel Honneth's theory of justice|
|Anke Snoek||PhD||Autonomy and identity in drug user populations|
|Rebacca Tock||PhD||Informing the Clinic - Overcoming the ethical challenges for autonomy|
Recent graduates, theses & placements
Our recent graduates have gone on from Macquarie to take posts in academia, both in Australia and overseas, to pursue further postgraduate study, or to pursue successful careers outside of academia. Below is a list of our recent graduates.
PhDs 2004 to date
|Tereza Hendl||Ethical aspects of gender selection for non-medical reasons||2015||Prof W. Rogers & Dr. M. Lotz||Research Assistant, University of Sydney|
|Ruby Catsanos||Ethical issues raised by uterus transplantation||2014||Prof W. Rogers||Tutor, Department of Philosophy, Macquarie University|
|Karl Moll||Work, anthropology, and human determination in the thought of Schiller, Marx, and Marcuse||2014||Prof N. Smith & A/Prof JP Deranty||Independent writer|
|Toshiro Osawa||Perfection and Morality: A Commentary of Baumgarten's Ethica Philosophica and its Relevance for Kantian Ethics||2014||A/Prof JP Deranty||Research Assistant UNSW|
|Onni Hirvonen||Concepts of Group Recognition||2013||Prof N. Smith||Research Fellow, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland|
|Michael Kirchhoff||Diachronic Metaphysical Building Relations: Towards the Metaphysics of Extended Cognition||2013||Dr R. Menary||Lecturer, University of Wollongong|
|David Wild||Recognizing Capital and the Politics of Theory||2013||Prof N. Smith||Research Assistant, Macquarie University|
|Neralie Wise||The Capgras Delusion: An Integrated Approach||2013||Prof P. Menzies||Associate Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders, Macquarie University|
|Lise-Marie Andersen||The interventionist solution to the exclusion problem of mental causation||2012||Prof P. Menzies||Postdoctoral Fellow, Interacting Minds Centre, Aarhus University, Denmark|
|Wilson Cooper||Non-reductive Physicalism and the Role of Powers||2012||Prof P. Menzies||Tutor, Department of Philosophy, Macquarie University|
|Andrew Dunstall||Adventure, Schema, Supplement. Derrida and the Philosophy of History||2012||A/Prof JP Deranty||Associate Lecturer in Philosophy, Macquarie University|
|Adam Tate||Heidegger's Concept of Fundamental Ontological Transcendence in the Late 1920s||2012||Dr R. Sinnerbrink||Technical Account Manager, Neilson Australia|
|Jeffry Ocay||Critical Theory at the Margins: Applying Marcuse's Model of Critical Social Theory to the Philippines||2012||A/Prof JP Deranty||Associate Professor, Philosophy, Silliman University, Philippines|
|Jerry Larson||Camus' Moral Philosophy and the Ethics of Tragic Freedom||2012||A/Prof JP Deranty||Lecturer, Waseda University, Japan|
|Brennan Jacoby||Trust and Betrayal: A Conceptual Analysis||2011||Dr C. Townley||Freelance writer, consultant and educator at The School of Life, London|
|Dale Tweedie||Theories of Work and Contemporary Workplace Organisation||2011||Prof N. Smith & A/Prof JP Deranty||Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Accounting and Corporate Governance|
|Michaela Baker||From Phenomenology to Ethics: a reinterpretation and defence of the early Sartre||2010||Prof N. Smith||Faculty of Arts Director of Participation, Macquarie University|
|Titus Stahl||A Critical Theory of Social Practices. On the social|
ontological foundations of immanent critique
|2010||Prof N. Smith, A/Prof JP. Deranty, Prof A. Honneth (Frankfurt)||Assistant Professor in Social Philosophy, the Institute for Philosophy at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany|
The Theory of Recognition and the Ethics of Immigration
|2010||Prof N. Smith|
Tutor in Philosophy, Macquarie University
|Mary Walker||Personal Continuation: Psychological Continuity and Narrative Theories of Identity||2010||Prof C. Mackenzie||Current: Research Assistant, CAPPE CSU; Previous: Research Officer Australian National Council on Drugs|
Ilewerr: a philosophical and ethnographic study of
|2009||Prof J. Sutton, Dr D. McIlwain (Psychology) & A/Prof K.|
|Tutor in Indigenous Studies, Warawara|
|Jacqui Poltera||Narrative self-integration, agency, and fragmentation||2009||Prof C. Mackenzie & Dr C. Townley||Current: Tasmanian Department of Health;|
Previous: Research Fellow in Applied Philosophy, Centre for Citizenship and Public Policy, University of Western Sydney
|John Quilter||Morality, luck and blame: A qualified defence of the morality system||2009||Prof C. Mackenzie||Lecturer in Philosophy at Australian Catholic University|
|Russell Downham||The Significance of Experiential Memory||2008||Prof J. Sutton||Research Project Officer NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS|
|John Buckmaster||Cinematic Memories: cinema as a metaphor of memory||2008||Prof J. Sutton||Manager of International Relations, Sydney Film School|
|Carl Windhorst||Believing in the past: The Psychological Mechanisms Responsible for the construction of autobiographical memories||2008||Prof J. Sutton, Dr T. Bayne & Prof P. Menzies|
Project Officer, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Australian Government
|Berndt Selheim||L'Absent de tous bouquets: Linguistic Negativity in Martin Heidegger and Maurice Merleau-Ponty||2008||Dr R. Sinnerbrink & A/Prof JP Deranty||Lecturer in Communication at UTS|
|Suzanne Bliss||Mental Causation, causal exclusion, and a dual concept of causation||2008||Prof P. Menzies, Dr T. Bayne||Fixed Term Lecturer in Philosophy at UNSW and University of Wollongong|
|Maria Trochatos||Psychological Essentialism, cognitive bias and philosophy of mind||2007||Prof P. Menzies & Prof J. Sutton||Research Assistant University of Tasmania|
|Meta Regis||Mood Enhancing Fictions: A Model of Daydreaming and Fantasy Immersion||2007||Prof J. Sutton & Dr R. Sinnerbrink||Teaches for Stella Maris College|
|Deane Peter Baker||Reformed Epistemology and Charles Taylor's Phenomenology of Morals||2006||Prof N. Smith, Dr T. Bayne||Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Kwazulu-Natal|
|David Wilson||The Nature of Free will||2006||Prof P. Menzies, Dr T. Bayne, & Prof J. Sutton||Research Assistant in Philosophy, Macquarie University|
|Andres Vaccari||Machine Metaphysics||2006||Prof J. Sutton & A/Prof JP Deranty||Teaches for the OUA|
|Damion Buterin||Between Reason and Voluntarism: Scotus, Bohme, Fichte, Hegel||2004||Prof N. Smith & A/Prof JP Deranty||Lecturer in Croatian Studies, and Fixed Term Lecturer in Philosophy, Macquarie University|
Masters Degrees 2004 to date
|Andrew Montin||Norms, Language and Self-regulating Practices: On Brandom and the debate over the normativity of meaning||2011||A/Prof Deranty & Prof N. Smith||No data|
Perception and Action
Prof J.Sutton & Dr T. Bayne
|Andy Hill||Madness, Badness and the Reactive Attitudes||2008||Prof C. Mackenzie||Pursuing a career in Mental Health Care|
|Oliver Granger||Mental Vehicles: Representation, Computation and Externalism||2008||Dr T. Bayne||Research Assistant - Research and Evaluation Policy and Research Branch, Safe Work Australia|
|Wilson Cooper||Can Physicalism do justice to mental causation||2007||Prof P. Menzies||Completed a PhD in Philosophy at Macquarie University, see above|
|Dale Tweedie||Economics in Social Policy||2006||A/Prof JP. Deranty||Completed a PhD in Philosophy at Macquarie University, see above|
|Laura Coffey||Intentional Theories of Emotion: their scope and plausibility||2005||Prof C. Mackenzie||No data|
|Anthony McGann||Affectivity in Emotion||2005||Prof C. Mackenzie||No data|
|Stuart Pemberton||Collective Memory||2005||Prof J. Sutton||Taking a PhD in Philosophy at Queensland University|
|Mark Waller||The theory Ladenness of Observation in the context of contemporary cognitive science||2005||Prof P. Menzies||No data|
|Derek Harding||Towards an Ontology and Logic of the Dynamics of Nature||2005||Prof P. Menzies||No data|
|Peter Evans||Freedom and Contextualism||2005||Prof P. Menzies||No data|
|Peter Stafford Farleigh||The Ideal of Mechanism: its strengths and limitations||2004||Prof J. Sutton||Taking a PhD in Linguistics at Macquarie University|