Achievements for Philosophy staff

Moira Gatens elected President of the Australasian Association of Philosophy
Professor Moira Gatens, ARC Professorial Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, has just been elected President of The Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP).

The AAP is the professional organisation of academic philosophers in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, and the Association’s journal, the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, is ranked as one of the top 10 professional philosophical journals in the world.

Moira has only recently returned from the University of Amsterdam, where she was appointed to the prestigious Spinoza Chair at the University of Amsterdam for 2010.

Caroline West awarded 2010 AAP Media Prize

Dr Caroline West from the Department of Philosophy has won the 2010 AAP Media prize for “Work four hours, then rest” which appeared as the lead opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald on 4 August 2009, and also in the Brisbane Courier-Mail and National Times.

Caroline is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, and is currently writing a book on Happiness, forthcoming with Routledge in 2011. (See the full story here)

Congratulations to both!!

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