Dr Gilbert Burgh
Dr Gilbert Burgh


Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

Contact Details:

Office: E323, Forgan Smith Building (1)
Phone: +61 7 3365 6348
Email: g.burgh@uq.edu.au


PhD, Qld
  • PHIL2210 Environmental Philosophy
  • PHIL2700 Philosophy and Education
  • PHIL3630 Advanced Topics in Moral and Political Philosophy
  • WRIT2140 Writing Philosophy: Social Ethics

Research Interests:

Educational philosophy (philosophy functioning educationally), esp. the philosophical development of ‘community of inquiry’ in educational discourse, collaborative inquiry-based teaching and learning through philosophy; Social and political philosophy, esp. democracy, citizenship, alternatives to electoral politics, democracy and education, and deliberative politics.

Current Research Projects:

Matthew Lipman’s practice of philosophy as the methodology of education; The historical development of philosophy in schools in Australasia; Developing scientific inquiry behaviours through collaborative philosophical inquiry; Critical thinking in education.


Please refer to Dr Burgh's UQ Researchers profile

Other Activities and Service:

  • Member, Queensland Association for Philosophy in Schools
  • Queensland Representative, Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations (FAPSA)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Philosophy in Schools
  • For details of RHD supervision, please refer to Dr Burgh's UQ Researchers profile

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