Dr Denis John Robinson

BA (Melbourne), BPhil (Oxford), PhD (Monash)

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Honorary Academic

Biography

  • Senior Lecturer

Research | Current

  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Philosophical logic
  • Identity

Metaphysics (identity, personal identity, matter, constitution, haecceities, properties, identity of indiscernibles); philosophy of mind (qualia, kinds of functionalism, mental content); philosophy of language (relativism, realism, supervenience and underdetermination)

Teaching | Current

Department: Department of Philosophy

 

Philosophy
Course Title Availability in 2012
PHIL 100 Mind, Knowledge and Reality Semester 1
PHIL 200 Philosophy of Mind Semester 1
PHIL 261 Metaphysical Structures of the World Semester 1
PHIL 320 Philosophy of Mind Semester 1
PHIL 361 Metaphysical Structures of the World Semester 1
PHIL 740 Metaphysics 1 Semester 2


Dr Denis Robinson's Teaching

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Robinson, D. J. (2010). Reflections on Moral Disagreement, Relativism, and Skepticism about Rules. Philosophical Topics, 38 (2), 131-156. Related URL.
  • Robinson, D. J. (2009). Moral Functionalism, Ethical Quasi-Relativism, and the Canberra Plan. In Braddon-Mitchell, David, Nola, Robert (Eds.) Conceptual Analysis and Philosophical Naturalism (pp. 315-348). Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press/Bradford.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/14909
  • Robinson, D. J. (2007). Human Beings, Human Animals, and Mentalistic Survival. In D. W. Zimmerman (Ed.) Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Volume 3 (pp. 3-32). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/14910
  • ROBINSON, D. (1993). EPIPHENOMENALISM, LAWS AND PROPERTIES. PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES, 69 (1), 1-34. 10.1007/BF00989622
  • ROBINSON, D. (1989). MATTER, MOTION, AND HUMEAN SUPERVENIENCE. AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, 67 (4), 394-409. 10.1080/00048408912343921
  • Robinson, D. J. (1985). Can Amoebae Divide Without Multiplying?. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 63 (3), 299-319. 10.1080/00048408512341901