Department of Philosophy

Jennifer Duke-Yonge

BA Syd., PhD Syd.Jennifer Duke-Yonge

After graduating from the University of Sydney in 2001, with a PhD for a thesis on Semantic Paradoxes in Natural Language, Jenny worked in Philosophy at Macquarie in a number of roles, mainly on the development and teaching of Critical Thinking, before joining the Department in her current position in 2004. Jenny teaches in areas such as critical thinking, formal logic and epistemology, and coordinates the Department's OUA program

  • SCMP Teaching Excellence Award, 2008
  • Vice Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, 2008
  • Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, 2009


Jenny currently teaches or has taught the following units:

  • PHIL134 Introductory Formal Logic
  • PHIL137 Critical Thinking
  • PHIL256 Knowledge and Reality
  • PHIL280 Truth and Existence
  • SLP 148 Language, Logic and Computation

Current research

Jenny's current research is focused on the nature of epistemic normativity. Her research interests also include philosophy of logic and language, including metaphilosophical issues about the relationship between natural language and logic.
Selected publications

"Virtual Communities of Enquiry: an argument for their necessity and advice for their creation" (with Mitch Parsell) in E-learning, Vol. 4(2), (2007), 181-193.

"Unknowable truths: A reply to Cook", in Analysis, Vol 66(4), (2006), 295-299.

Administrative responsibilities

  • Coordinator, Philosophy Open Universities Australia Program
  • Philosophy Learning and Teaching Committee
  • Philosophy Assessment Committee

Contact details

Location: Building W6A Room 722
Phone: (61 2) 9850 8826
Fax: (61 2) 9850 8892
Office hours: Mon 11-12; Thur 11-12; or by arrangement

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