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The Australian National University

Dr Brian Garrett

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Epistemology 220304
  • Philosophy Of Language 220313
  • Philosophy Of Mind (Excl. Cognition) 220314
  • Metaphysics 220309


Educated at St Andrews and Oxford universities, Brian is the author of Personal Identity and Self-consciousness (Routledge 1996) and What is this thing called Metaphysics? (Routledge 2006) - and numerous articles. His main areas of interest are metaphysics, philosophy of language and philosophy of mind. His 2nd edition of What is this thing called Metaphysics? was published by Routledge in 2011.   Elementary Logic was  published in September 2012 by Acumen (now Routledge).  The 3rd edition of his Metaphysics book will be published in 2017.





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