Associate Professor<br />
Grey
Associate Professor
Grey
Position
 
Honorary Research Associate Professor in Philosophy 
 
Contact Details
 
Email: wgrey@uq.edu.au
 
Qualifications
 
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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