The Antipodean Philosopher

The Antipodean Philosopher : Public Lectures on Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand

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This volume presents an acessible and engaging collection of essays by prominent Australasian philosophers, covering a wide array of topics and drawn from a series of public lectures on Philosophy in Australia and Zealand convened over a period of four years. The essays explore the rich philosophical past of Australasia, while also illustrating why philosophy in Australasia ranks highly in influence and esteem.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 324 pages
  • Lexington Books
  • MD, United States
  • 0739167936
  • 9780739167939

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This book will interest both those who have been involved in the profession of philosophy in Australia and New Zealand, and those who have an interest in what such philosophers have to say to the general public on topics such as religion, love, and time. Future historians may well find some of the chronicles of individual departments, included here, important documents for any real history of philosophy in this region, in which the contradictions in what is said here will be ironed out. Was Arthur Prior an important New Zealand philosopher? Was Jack Smart Australia s best philosopher? Only time will tell.--Annette Baier, University of Otago"show more

About Graham Oppy

Graham Oppy is professor of philosophy at Monash University. He is author of Ontological Arguments and Belief in God, Philosophical Perspectives on Infinity, and Arguing about Gods, co-author of Reading Philosophy of Religion, and co-editor of History of Western Philosophy of Religion and Companion to Australian Philosophy. N. N. Trakakis is lecturer and research fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Monash University and at Deakin University. He is author of The God Beyond Belief and The End of Philosophy of Religion, editor of William L. Rowe on Philosophy of Religion, and co-editor of Essays on Free Will and Moral Responsibility, volumes 1 through 5 of History of Western Philosophy of Religion, and A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand. Associate Editors: Lynda Burns, Steven Gardner, and Fiona Leigh.show more