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The Philosophy Department at Adelaide has a vibrant research culture, and contributes to many areas of contemporary philosophy.

If you are interested in doing research with us see our postgraduate page. You may also like to explore our staff pages for further details of teaching, research and publications.

Research Field Areas of Interest Staff Members
Aesthetics Value Theory, Imagination, Pleasure
Aesthetic Judgment
Classical Aesthetics
Film Theory
Jenny McMahon
Gamble / McMahon
Jenny McMahon
Denise Gamble
Philosophy of Art   Jenny McMahon
Philosophy of Biology History of Biology, Model Organisms Rachel Ankeny
Cognitive Science Foundations of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
Neurocomputational Models of Cognition
Theories of Perception
Cognitive Biology
Automated Reasoning, Computer Vision
Philip Gerrans
O'Brien / Opie
Jon Opie
/ Lyon 
Paul Oppenheimer
Computational Philosophy Automated Reasoning applied to Philosophy Paul Oppenheimer
Epistemology Self Knowledge, Memory
Formal Epistemology
Ancient Epistemology
Jordi Fernandez
Antony Eagle
Han Baltussen
Greek and Roman Philosophy Early Greek Philosophy, Aristotle’s School
Aristotle's Physics
Han Baltussen
Antony Eagle
Intellectual History Ancient Exegesis and Hermeneutics 
History of Emotion
Han Baltussen
Kant Aesthetics
Epistemology, Moral Theory
Gamble / McMahon
Denise Gamble
Philosophy of Language Semantic Realism, Linguistic Meaning 
Conditionals, Modality, Pragmatics, Fictionalism
Generics and Habituals, Propositions
Denise Gamble
Antony Eagle
Antony Eagle 
Legal Philosphy Philosophy of Criminal Law, Liberal Legal Theory Denise Gamble
Logic Paraconsistent Logic, Impossible Pictures
Modal Logic, Algorithmic Randomness
Philosophy of Logic, Philosophical Logic
Chris Mortensen
Antony Eagle 
Eagle Oppenheimer
Philosophy of Mind Consciousness, Mental Representation, Self
Rationality, Weakness of Will, Self-deception
O'Brien / Opie
Jordi Fernandez
Metaphysics Mental Causation, Program Explanation
The Determinable-Determinate Relation
Reduction and Emergence
Causation, Mereology, Ontology
Persistence, Time, Modality
Axiomatic Metaphysics
Fernandez / O'Brien
Jordi Fernandez
Fernandez / Opie
Eagle / Opie
Antony Eagle
Paul Oppenheimer
Moral Philosophy Metaethics, Normative Ethical Theory
Naturalised Theories of Ethics and Value 
Bioethics, Personhood, Moral Status of Animals
Ethical/Policy Issues in Genetics and Reproduction
Moral Fictionalism
Garrett Cullity
Gerard O'Brien
Denise Gamble
Rachel Ankeny
Antony Eagle
Political Philosophy Theories of Justice, History of Political Thought Philip Gerrans
Philosophy of Religion Paul Oppenheimer
Philosophy of Science Philosophy of Physics, Space and Time  
Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
Philosophy of Bohmian Mechanics
Scientific Knowledge, Confirmation, Explanation
Models and Case-based Reasoning in Science
Realism/anti-realism, Chance and Probability
Eagle Nerlich / Mortensen 
Eagle / Nerlich / Mortensen 
Paul Oppenheimer
Eagle / Opie
Rachel Ankeny
Antony Eagle
Public Understanding of Philosophy Paul Oppenheimer
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