Dianoia Institute of Philosophy
We aspire to excellence in the central areas of philosophical inquiry, including metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and metaethics, logic, social and political philosophy, aesthetics, history of philosophy, and the philosophy of mind, language, religion and science.
The Institute is home to a vibrant and active team of researchers, who are joined by distinguished affiliated Professorial Fellows.
Dianoia Institute of Philosophy at Australian Catholic University announces the creation of a new Graduate Program in philosophy in the analytic tradition, offering PhD and MPhil degrees on a direct supervision model. We are now accepting applications from prospective domestic and international candidates for study commencing in July 2021.
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Following the appointment of Stephen Finlay as Professor and Institute Director, we are pleased to announce the following new appointments:
John Hawthorne (metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language) joins us as Professor in September 2019, coming from the University of Southern California where he retains the position of Professor. He was previously the Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy at Oxford University, and has also taught at UNSW, Arizona State University, Syracuse University, Rutgers University, and Princeton University.
Verónica Gómez (metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of cognitive science) joins us in September 2020 as Research Fellow. She is currently completing her PhD at Rutgers.
Kyle Blumberg (philosophy of language, philosophy of mind) joins us as Research Fellow in March 2020. Kyle received his PhD from NYU in 2019, and is coming from a research fellowship at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.
Renée Bolinger (political philosophy) joins us as Research Fellow (part time) in January 2020. Renée is assistant professor in the Department of Politics and the Center for Human Values at Princeton University, and will be in Melbourne during the US summer months through 2021.
Peter Fritz (logic, metaphysics, philosophy of language) joins us as Senior Research Fellow in July 2020, coming from the University of Oslo.
Simon Goldstein (logic, philosophy of language, epistemology) joins us as Senior Research Fellow in October 2019. Simon received his PhD from Rutgers University in 2017, and joins us from Lingnan University in Hong Kong.
Christina Dietz (philosophy of mind, epistemology) joins us as Research Fellow in March 2020. Christina received her DPhil from Oxford in 2019, and is coming from a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Southern California.
Samuel Baron (philosophy of time, philosophy of mathematics, metaphilosophy) joins us as Senior Research Fellow in January 2020, coming from the University of Western Australia.
Juhani Yli-Vakkuri (metaphysics and epistemology) joins us in January 2020 as Senior Research Fellow, coming from the University of Tartu, Estonia. He has previously held positions at Bielefeld University and the University of Oslo.
Sam Carter (philosophy of language, epistemology) joins us in September 2020 as Research Fellow. He is currently completing his PhD at Rutgers University.
Gillian Russell (logic, philosophy of language) joins us in 2020 as Professor. She is currently Alumni Distinguished Professor in Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an Arche Professorial Fellow at the University of St. Andrews.
Dmitri Gallow (philosophy of science, metaphysics, epistemology) joins us in 2020 as Senior Research Fellow, coming from the University of Pittsburgh.
Emily Thomas (history of metaphysics) joins us in January 2020 as Honorary Fellow. Emily is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Durham University, and will spend a month each year in Melbourne from 2020.
Clayton Littlejohn (epistemology, ethics, metaethics) joins us in April 2020 as Professor, coming from Kings College London.
Miriam Schoenfield (epistemology, ethics) joins us in January 2020 as Honorary Professor. Miriam is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, and will spend a month each year in Melbourne beginning in 2021.
15 July 2021
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20 April 2020
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3 April 2020
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18 November 2019
Australian Catholic University's leadership in philosophy and religion has been further endorsed by the Australian Research Council with two Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA).
2 April 2019
Professor Stephen Finlay has been appointed as the Director of a new institute dedicated to philosophical research at Australian Catholic University (ACU).