History of Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand

Editors: Oppy, Graham, Trakakis, Nick (Eds.)

  • Presents an original and comprehensive account of the historical development of philosophy in Australia and New Zealand
  • Explores developments and events from the first Philosophy Chair in Australasia in 1886 to the current burgeoning of Australasian philosophy
  • Identifies ideas and theories that have been influential in Australasian philosophy
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The History of Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand is a comprehensive account of the historical development of philosophy in Australia and New Zealand, from the establishment of the first Philosophy Chair in Australasia in 1886 at the University of Melbourne to the current burgeoning of Australasian philosophy. The work is divided into two broad sections, the first providing an account of significant developments and events during various periods in the history of Australasian philosophy, and the second focusing on ideas and theories that have been influential in various disciplines within Australasian philosophy. The work consists of chapters contributed by various philosophers, on specific fields of inquiry or historical periods within Australasian philosophy.

About the authors

Graham Oppy is Professor of Philosophy at Monash University, and Chair of Council of the Australasian Association of Philosophy. He is author of: Ontological Arguments and Belief in God (1996), Philosophical Perspectives on Infinity (2006), Arguing about Gods (2006), Reading Philosophy of Religion (2010, with Michael Scott), The Best Argument against God (2013), and Reinventing Philosophy of Religion (2014); and editor of: The History of Western Philosophy of Religion (2009, with Nick Trakakis), A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand (2010, with Nick Trakakis), and The Antipodean Philosopher (2011, 2012, with Nick Trakakis, Lynda Burns, Steve Gardner, Fiona Leigh and Michelle Irving).

N.N. Trakakis is a Research Fellow in the School of Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University, and has previously taught philosophy at Monash University and Deakin University. He works primarily in the philosophy of religion, and his publications in this area include The God Beyond Belief (Springer 2007) and The End of Philosophy of Religion (Continuum 2008), as well as articles published in journals such as Philosophy Compass, Sophia, Religious Studies, and International Journal for Philosophy of Religion. Together with Graham Oppy, he co-edited the five-volume History of Western Philosophy of Religion (Acumen 2009) and A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand (Monash University Publishing 2010). Apart from philosophy, he also writes poetry and has published four volumes and a chapbook to date.

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Oppy, Graham (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Idealist Origins: 1920s and Before

    Davies, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 15-54

  • John Anderson Arrives: 1930s

    Weblin, Mark

    Pages 55-87

  • The Influence of Wittgenstein: 1940s

    Marshall, Graeme

    Pages 89-120

  • Reconstruction and Enthusiasm

    Scarlett, Brian F.

    Pages 121-148

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
History of Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand
Editors
  • Graham Oppy
  • Nick Trakakis
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Print + eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6959-5
Print ISBN
978-94-007-6957-1
eReference ISBN
978-94-007-6958-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 843
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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