Associate Professor<br />
Associate Professor
Honorary Research Associate Professor in Philosophy 
Contact Details
BA(Hons), Australian National University
MA, Australian National University
PhD, Cambridge University
Research Interests
Environmental philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology and history of philosophy.
Current Research Projects
Deep ecology; ethics and climate change; the reality of time.
Current Activities and Service
  • Supervisor for research higher degree students.
  • Climate Leader with Climate Reality Australia, a project established by the Australian Conservation Foundation and Al Gore in 2006.
Selected Publications

  • “The Value of Wilderness”. In Moral Issues in Business (eds) William H. Shaw, Vincent Barry and Spiro Panagiotou. First Canadian Edition. Scarborough: Nelson, 2010, Ch 11, pp. 418-423.
  • “Playing God”, in Ruth Chadwick (ed), Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, 2nd edn, San Diego: Academic Press, 2010.
  • “Evolution and the Meaning of Life”. In Intelligent Design and Religion as a Natural Phenomenon (ed) John Wilkins. Ashgate, 2010, pp. 435-452.
  • “Climate change and obligations to the future”. In Sustainable Development vs. Sustainable Biosphere (eds) Jack Lee and Charles Tandy. Palo Alto, Ca: Ria University Press, 2010, pp. 157-169.
  • “Gaia Theory: Reflections on Life on Earth”, Australian Review of Public Affairs, February 2010. View online.
  • “Philosophical Issues in Ecology: Recent Trends and Future Directions” (with Mark Colyvan, Stefan Linquist, Paul Griffiths, Jay Odenbaugh, and Hugh Possingham). Ecology and Society 14.2 (2009): Article 22. View online.
  • “Time wounds all heels: reflections on the harm of death”, in Charles Tandy (ed.), Death and anti-death, volume 4: twenty years after De Beauvoir, thirty years after Heidegger. Palo Alto: Ria University Press/Universal Publishers, 2006, pp. 165-180.
  • “The harm of death”, in Charles Tandy (ed.), Death and anti-death: one hundred years after N.F. Fedorov (1829-1903). Palo Alto: Ria University Press/Universal Publishers, 2004, pp. 359-76.
  • 'Diachronic Obligation'. In Time and Ethics: Essays at the Intersection (ed) Heather Dyke. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2003, pp. 219-235.
  • 'Right to Die or Duty to Live? The Problem of Euthanasia'. In Death, Dying and Bereavement (eds) Donna Dickenson, et al. 2nd edn. London: Sage Publications, 2000, pp. 270-282.
  • 'A Critique of Deep Green Theory'. In Beneath the Surface (eds) Eric Katz, Andrew Light and David Rothenberg. Cambridge Mass.: MIT Press, 2000, pp. 43-58.
  • 'Metaphor and Meaning', Minerva Vol 4 (November 2000).
  • 'Gasking's Proof', Analysis Vol 60, No 4 (2000), pp. 368-70.

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