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Galen Strawson

ProfessorDPhil, Oxford 1983

Galen Strawson



philosophy of mind, metaphysics, moral psychology, Locke, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche


Professor Strawson taught at the University of Oxford from 1979-2000, where he was a Fellow of Jesus College, and at the City University of New York Graduate Center from 2004-07, where he was Distinguished Professor of Philosophy. Since 2001 he has been professor of philosophy at the University of Reading, UK. He has held visiting research positions at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra (1993, 2012); the University of Copenhagen (2003, 2011); Princeton University, where he was a Council of the Humanities Old Dominion Fellow (2011); and the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris (2012). He has taught as a Visiting Professor at NYU (1997), Rutgers University (2000), MIT (2010) and Princeton (2011). He is the author of Freedom and Belief (Oxford 1986, 2nd  edition 2010), The Secret Connexion: Realism, Causation and David Hume (Oxford 1989),Mental Reality (MIT Press 1994, 2nd  edition 2009), Selves: An Essay in Revisionary Metaphysics (Oxford, 2009), The Evident Connexion: Mind, Self and David Hume (Oxford, 2011), Locke on personal identity (Princeton 2011). He is principal author of Consciousness and its Place in Nature, ed. A. Freeman  (Imprint Academic, 2006). A selection of his philosophical papers, Real Materialism and Other Essays, was published in 2008 (Oxford). 

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