College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Born and raised in Melbourne, Ian completed his BA (hons) and MA in philosophy at the University of Melbourne before moving to the Australian National University to study for his PhD. His dissertation supervisors were Frank Jackson and Philip Pettit who greatly influenced his approach to philosophy in the early part of his career.
After working at the University of Auckland (1995), Flinders University (1996-1998) and King's College London (1998-2000), Ian returned to Flinders in 2000 where he is now Associate Professor of Philosophy. After working extensively on simulation theory, imagination, empathy and fiction, in recent years he has focused on the cognitive science of terrorism. The move to terrorism was motivated by a longstanding interest in violence and a desire to address significant contemporary problems from a cognitive science perspective. He has published in a range of journals and collections and has published three books with OUP. His textbook Philosophy of Mind: A Beginner's Guide is used in philosophy departments across the world and has been translated into three languages. His coauthors include Steve Stich, Greg Currie, Lina Eriksson and Haley Brokensha.
BA (hons), University of Melbourne, 1985
MA, University of Melbourne, 1987
PhD, Australian National University, 1995
Major Laurie Prize, University of Melboure 1985.
Teaching and research, College of Humanties, Arts and Social Science.
Philosophy of mind, cognitive science, civil disobedience and environmental philosophy
Philosophy of mind
: The self
; History of Teleology
; Pleasure and Pain
; Theories of the Self
Ian has appeared in SA Life discussing is work on happiness.
He regularly addresses community groups on a range of philosophical topics.
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