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Associate Professor Colin Cheyne (Philosophy)

Epistemology (Theory of Knowledge); Metaphysics (Truth and Reality); Philosophy of mathematics; Logic and philosophy of logic

Professor Greg Dawes (Philosophy)

Philosophy of Religion; Science and Religion; Creationism and Intelligent Design; Religion and Magic; Contemporary Roman Catholicism
Work: 64 3 479 5232 | Home: 64 3 464 0446 | Mobile: 64 21 0273 1359

Associate Professor Lisa Ellis (Philosophy)

Political philosophy; Democratic theory; Environmental political thought; Environmental philosophy; Species conservation policy; Immanuel Kant; German social and political philosophy; Social contract theory
Work: 64 3 479 8727

Professor Grant Gillett (Bioethics Centre)

Stem cells; End of life issues; Continental philosophy; Mind and brain; The human soul
Work: 64 3 471 6127

Dr Constantin Grigorut (Languages and Cultures)

Intertextual Theory; Philosophy and Literature; Corpus of expertise; Twentieth Century French literature - modern and postmodern novels and theatre
Work: 64 3 479 8701

Associate Professor James MacLaurin (Philosophy)

Philosophy of science; Philosophy of biology
Work: 64 3 479 8719

Professor Alex Miller (Philosophy)

Philosophy; Ethics; Scottish politics and culture
Work: 64 3 479 8720

Associate Professor Andrew Moore (Philosophy)

Ethics; Applied and professional ethics; Bioethics; Political philosophy; Ethics and public policy
Work: 64 3 479 8729

Emeritus Professor Alan Musgrave (Philosophy)

Philosophy and history of science; Theory of knowledge
Work: 64 3 479 8723 | Home: 64 3 453 0485

Associate Professor Charles Pigden (Philosophy)

History of Philosophy (Hobbes, Hume, the Scottish Enlightenment, Nietzsche, Bertrand Russell, G.E. Moore the history of New Zealand Philosophy); Social Philosophy (Conspiracy Theories/Milgram experiments); Moral Philosophy (especially meta-ethics, the Is/Ought question, the naturalistic fallacy, the error theory, Russell's ethics, the ethics of climate change); Philosophy of Language and Logic (analytic/synthetic distinction, theories of meaning); Philosophy of Mathematics (the existence of numbers); Metaphysics (negative facts); Philosophy and Literature (Shakespeare, Wilde, Laclos, Austen, Dostoevsky); Recent New Zealand History (Rise and Fall of the Alliance Party)
Work: 64 3 479 8728

Dr Zach Weber (Philosophy)

Logic; Contradictions; Proofs; Truth
Work: 64 3 479 8858

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