Position

Associate Professor
Philosophy

Biography

Associate Professor Ian Ravenscroft received a first class honors degree in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne in 1985 and a Master's Degree in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne in 1987. He completed his PhD, under the supervision of Professor Frank Jackson, at the RSSS at the Australian National University in 1995. He taught at the University of Auckland in 1995 and was an ARC Research Associate at Flinders University from 1996 to 1998. After two years at King's College London, he returned to Flinders in 2000.

He is married to Dr Tamara Zutlevics who is the Patient Ethicist at the Women and Children's Hospital, Adelaide. They have two sons.

Qualifications

BA (hons), University of Melbourne, 1985
MA, University of Melbourne, 1987
PhD, Australian National University, 1995

Honours, awards and grants

Major Laurie Prize, University of Melboure 1985.

APRA 1992-1995.

Key responsibilities

Teaching and research, Department of Philosophy

Teaching interests

Civil disobedience; cognitive science; environmental philosophy; ethics; philosophy of mind.

Topic Coordinator:

Topic Lecturer:

  • PHIL1010  Mind & World
  • PHIL2604  Environmental Philosophy
  • PHIL2611  Breaking the Rules: Opposing Injustice without Violence
  • PHIL3603  Understanding Other Minds

Research expertise

  • Cognitive science
  • Philosophy

Research interests

Enactivist theories of imagination, emotion and perception.

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Dementia (1) ;

Completion

Principal supervisor : The self (1) ; History of Teleology (1) ; Pleasure and Pain (1) ; Theories of the Self (-1) ;

RHD Student Achievements

  • Matt Usher
    PhD - November 2014
  • Suzi Roux
    PhD - November 2014
  • Sandra Egege
    PhD - November 2014

Publications

  • Ravenscroft, I.M. (2012). Fiction, imagination, and ethics. In Robyn Langdon & Catriona Mackenzie, ed. Emotions, Imagination, and Moral Reasoning. New York, USA: Taylor and Francis, pp. 71-89.
    [Scopus]
  • Ravenscroft, I.M. (2011). Problems, questions and concepts in the philosophy of mind. In James Garvey, ed. Companion to Philosophy of Mind. London, UK: Continuum, pp. 1-34.
  • Ravenscroft, I.M. (2009). Is folk psychology a theory? In John Symons & Paco Calvo, ed. The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Psychology. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 131-147.
    [Scopus]
  • Ravenscroft, I.M. (2009). Introduction: Themes and Criticisms. In Ian Ravenscroft, ed. Minds, Ethics, and Conditionals: Themes from the Philosophy of Frank Jackson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-19.
  • Ravenscroft, I.M. (Ed.). (2009). Minds, Ethics and Conditionals: Themes from the Philosophy of Frank Jackson. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Ravenscroft, I.M. (2005). Philosophy of mind: a beginner's guide. New York, USA: Oxford University Press.
  • Currie, G.P. and Ravenscroft, I.M. (2002). Recreative minds: imagination in philosophy and psychology. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Ravenscroft, I.M. (2010). How To Be A Philosopher: Ian Ravenscroft philosophizes about philosophizing. Philosophy Now, 81 (October/November) pp. 19-20.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Ravenscroft, I. (2012). Philosophy of Mind: A Beginner's Guide (Korean edition)
  • Ravenscroft, I.M. (2010). Folk Psychology as a Theory. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. California, US: The Metaphysics Research Lab, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University.
    [Web Link]
  • Ravenscroft, I.M. (2008). Philosophie des Geistes: Eine Einfuhrung.
  • Ravenscroft, I.M. (2004). Folk psychology as a theory. *The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Stanford, CA: Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University.
  • Eriksson, L.M., Ravenscroft, I.M. and Brokensha, H. (2016). Charity, signaling, and welfare. Politics, Philosophy and Economics, 15(1) pp. 3-19.
    [Scopus]
  • Ravenscroft, I.M. (2015). The natural origins of convention. Philosophia, 43(3) pp. 731-739.
    [Scopus]
  • Ravenscroft, I.M. (2012). What's Darwin got to do with it? The role of evolutionary theory in psychiatry. Biology and Philosophy, 27 pp. 449-460.
    [10.1007/s10539-011-9301-3] [Scopus]
  • Ravenscroft, I.M. (2004). Where angels fear to tread - the evolution of language. Biology and Philosophy, 19(1) pp. 145-158.
    [10.1023/B:BIPH.0000013399.53605.7b]
  • Ravenscroft, I.M. (2003). Simulation, collapse and human motivation. Mind and Language, 18(2) pp. 162-174.
    [10.1111/1468-0017.00219] [Scopus]
  • Currie, G.P. and Ravenscroft, I.M. (2002). Recreative minds: imagination in philosophy and psychology. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Ravenscroft, I.M. (2012). Fiction, imagination, and ethics. In Robyn Langdon & Catriona Mackenzie, ed. Emotions, Imagination, and Moral Reasoning. New York, USA: Taylor and Francis, pp. 71-89.
    [Scopus]
  • Ravenscroft, I.M. (2011). Problems, questions and concepts in the philosophy of mind. In James Garvey, ed. Companion to Philosophy of Mind. London, UK: Continuum, pp. 1-34.
  • Ravenscroft, I.M. (2009). Is folk psychology a theory? In John Symons & Paco Calvo, ed. The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Psychology. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 131-147.
    [Scopus]
  • Ravenscroft, I.M. (2009). Introduction: Themes and Criticisms. In Ian Ravenscroft, ed. Minds, Ethics, and Conditionals: Themes from the Philosophy of Frank Jackson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-19.
  • Eriksson, L.M., Ravenscroft, I.M. and Brokensha, H. (2016). Charity, signaling, and welfare. Politics, Philosophy and Economics, 15(1) pp. 3-19.
    [Scopus]
  • Ravenscroft, I.M. (2015). The natural origins of convention. Philosophia, 43(3) pp. 731-739.
    [Scopus]
  • Ravenscroft, I.M. (2012). What's Darwin got to do with it? The role of evolutionary theory in psychiatry. Biology and Philosophy, 27 pp. 449-460.
    [10.1007/s10539-011-9301-3] [Scopus]
  • Ravenscroft, I.M. (2004). Where angels fear to tread - the evolution of language. Biology and Philosophy, 19(1) pp. 145-158.
    [10.1023/B:BIPH.0000013399.53605.7b]
  • Ravenscroft, I.M. (2003). Simulation, collapse and human motivation. Mind and Language, 18(2) pp. 162-174.
    [10.1111/1468-0017.00219] [Scopus]

Professional and community engagement

Ian regularly addresses community groups on a range of philosophical topics.

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Cognitive science
  • Philosophy

Interests

  • Empathy; emotions; mind
  • imagination

Contact

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