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List of notable or famous philosophers from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top philosophers born in Australia and even some popular philosophers who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian philosophers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These philosophers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known philosopher from Australia is included when available.

A factual list, featuring people like Peter Singer and David Chalmers.

This historic philosophers from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian philosophers of note?" and "Who are the most famous philosophers from Australia?" These prominent philosophers of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian philosophers.

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Brian Joseph O'Shaughnessy was an Australian philosopher of mind, who lived in London and taught at King's College London. He attended Melbourne and Oxford Universities. ...more

Age: Died at 85 (1925-2010)

Birthplace: Kew Vic, Australia

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Daniel Ross is an Australian philosopher and filmmaker, best known as the author of Violent Democracy and the co-director of the film The Ister. Ross's recent work is influenced by Bernard Stiegler, and he is a translator or co-translator of numerous texts by Stiegler, including seven books. Ross obtained his doctorate from Monash University under the supervision of Michael Janover. It was entitled Heidegger and the Question of the Political and focused in particular on two of Heidegger's lecture courses, Plato's Sophist and Hölderlin's Hymn "The Ister". In addition to his work on Stiegler and Heidegger, Ross has written on Jacques Derrida, Giorgio Agamben, Stanley Cavell, J. Hoberman, ...more

Age: 48

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David John Chalmers is an Australian philosopher and cognitive scientist specializing in the area of philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. He is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Consciousness at the Australian National University. He is also Professor of Philosophy at New York University. In 2013, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. ...more

Age: 51

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

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David Charles Stove, was an Australian philosopher. His work in philosophy of science included criticisms of David Hume's inductive scepticism, as well as what he regarded as the irrationalism of Karl Popper, Thomas Kuhn, Imre Lakatos, and Paul Feyerabend. He offered a positive response to the problem of induction in his 1986 work, The Rationality of Induction. Stove was also a critic of Idealism and sociobiology, describing the latter as a new religion in which genes play the role of gods. ...more

Age: Died at 67 (1927-1994)

Birthplace: Moree, Australia

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