Emeritus Professor Robert Nola

BSc, MA, MSc (Auckland), PhD (ANU), FNZAH, FRSNZ

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Professor, Emeritus

Research | Current

Philosophy of science; metaphysics, including naturalism; epistemology; selected areas in social and historical studies of science; atheism; science and religion.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Nola, R. (2015). Epistemic Relativism: A Constructive Critique, by Markus Seidel. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 93 (3), 628-629. 10.1080/00048402.2015.1011678
  • Nola, R. (2014). Varieties of reference and realism. Review of the book: Perception, realism and the problem of reference, edited by Athanassios Raftopoulos and Peter Machamer. Metascience, vol. 23, issue 1, 23 (1), 137-140. 10.1007/s11016-013-9869-0
  • Nola, R. (2014). Scientism : 'Yippee' or 'Boo-Sucks'? - Part I. Scientia Salon Related URL.
  • Irzik, G., & Nola, R. (2014). New directions for nature of science research. International Handbook of Research in History, Philosophy and Science Teaching (pp. 999-1021). 10.1007/978-94-007-7654-8_30
  • Nola, R. (2014). Scientism : 'Yippee' or 'Boo-Sucks'? - Part II. Scientia Salon Related URL.
  • Nola, R. (2013). Do naturalistic explanations of religious beliefs debunk religion?. In G. W. Dawes, J. McLaurin (Eds.) A new science of religion (pp. 162-188). New York: Routledge.
  • Nola, R. (2013). Scientific method. In B. Kaldis (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences, Volume 2 (pp. 831-835). Los Angeles: Sage.
  • Nola, R. (2013). Lakatos, methodology of scientific research programs. Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences, Volume 2 (pp. 529-532). Los Angeles: Sage.