Department of Philosophy

Adam Hochman

BSc Macquarie, BA (Hons) Sydney, PhD SydneyAdam Hochman

Adam completed his PhD at the University of Sydney in 2014, joining the Department as a Macquarie University Research Fellow in 2015. His areas of interest include philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of psychology (from psychoanalysis to evolutionary psychology), philosophy of language, and the history and philosophy of race. Adam has taught philosophy at The University of Sydney, Deakin University, and Macquarie University.

Current Research

Adam's current project is on philosophy of race, in which he asks the following questions. What is race? Is race biologically real, socially real, or not real at all?  Can philosophy of language help us to define 'race'? What role can the history of the race concept play in answering these questions?

Current Research Grant
  • What Is This Thing Called Race? Macquarie University Research Fellowship, 2015-2018


Journal Articles
  • Hochman, A. (2016) Race: Deflate or Pop? Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 57:60-68
  • Hochman, A. (2015) Of Vikings and Nazis: Norwegian contributions to the rise and the fall of the idea of a superior Aryan race. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 54:84-88
  • Hochman, A. (2014) Unnaturalised Racial Naturalism. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 46:79-87
  • Hochman, A. (2013) Against the New Racial Naturalism. The Journal of Philosophy. 110(7):331-351
  • Hochman, A. (2013) Do We Need a Device to Acquire Ethnic Concepts? Philosophy of Science. 80(5):994-1005
  • Hochman, A. (2013) The Phylogeny Fallacy and the Ontogeny Fallacy. Biology & Philosophy 28(4):593-612
  • Hochman, A. (2013) Racial discrimination: How not to do it. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 44(3):278-286

Republished in German as:

  • Hochman, A. & Lipphardt, V. (In press) Rasse oder Vielfalt: Was sagt die Wissensforschung? Kontroverse Annäherungen an die Kategorie race. In: Christina Isabel Brüning/Lars Deile/Martin Lücke/Julia Nahrstedt (Hg): Race, Geschichte und historisches Lernen, Wochenschau-Verlag: Schwalbach.
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