BSc Monash, MA PhD Princeton
Michaelis Michael studied zoology and philosophy at Monash University in Melbourne before doing a PhD in philosophy at Princeton University. He works across a broad range of topics in philosophy, from human rights to formal logic. He has recently published on the role of non-cognitive factors in religious conversion, on arguments on the metaphysics of mind, and against the idea we need to adopt deviant logics to deal with inconsistent theories in science.
A recent focus has been on the way Big Data has changed the way we do science and the possible costs of those changes.
He has recently published a book on the conceptual and empirical aspects of the theory of natural selection.
Australasian Association of Philosophy
Australasian Association of Logic
Book Review Co-Editor, Australasian Journal of Philosophy.
ARTS1361 Knowledge And Reality
ARTS2375 Philosophical Logic
ARTS2385 Philosophy and Evolution
ARTS2374 Philosophy: Ways of Reasoning
ARTS3376 Aristotle Science & Understanding
I'm interested in supervising Honours theses on a wide range of topics. Contact me if you are interested in exploring topics for honours.
I am always interested in discussing supervision with prospective students in a broad range of topics in philosophy.
Alessio Tacca (PhD) Contextualisms in Epistemology
Sophie Vivian (PhD) Trust, Experts and Rationality
Simon Convy (PhD) The Meaning of "Is"
Higher Degree Completions (primary supervisor)
Michael Levot (MA) Explanation in Biolinguistics (jointly supervised with Dr. Debra Aarons) (2016)
James Bucknell (PhD) Thesis title: The Metaphysics of Dispositions (2015)
Max Rabie (PhD) Thesis title: Can we determine the semantics of descriptions?(2015)
Amitavo Islam (PhD) Thesis title: Tokenese Sententialism: An Essay on Propositional Attitudes and Analyticity (2008)
Martinho Castro (PhD) Thesis title: Some antecedents of Leibniz’s principles (2008)
Simon Floth (PhD) Thesis title: The other basic aspect of reality (2007)
Witold Wiszniewski (PhD) Thesis title: Time, quasi-temporal change and imaginary numbers (2005)
Toby Meadows (MA) Thesis title: Some Problems for Kantian Aesthetics (2005)
Andrew Westcombe (PhD) Thesis title: Is there a coherent indeterministic metaphysics of free will? (2004)
Graham Purchase (PhD) Thesis title: Peter Kropotkin: Ecologist, Philosopher, Revolutionary (2003)
Adam Dickerson (PhD) Thesis title: Kant on Representation and Objectivity (2001)
Matthew Pearson (MA) Thesis title: Carnap, Metaphysics and Philosophy (2000)