Dr Brian Garrett

MA, B.Phil, D.Phil
Senior Lecturer
College of Arts and Social Sciences


Brian has lived in Canberra for over 30 years.  Nonetheless he believes that Something, Sometime, Will Happen.


He would like to change the clock back to 1952.


As well as preparing his Selected Writings, Brian is working on a memoir of his years at ANU amusingly entitled F*** Off, Mr Chips (Belconnen Press).


He is also preparing a volume of essays on feminism & gender-related issues ironically entitled Shush love, the men are talking (Tricep Press, Upper Aranda).


Recent publications:


On Metaphysics: Essays on Time, Identity, and the Self  (Edited by Jeremiah Joven Joaquin)   In Preparation.   (Selected Writings)


Ismael on the Paradox of Predictability’ Philosophia (forthcoming)


‘A Note on the Grandfather Paradox’ (under review) 


'Affecting the Past: A dialogue' (under review)


‘Max Black and Backwards Causation’ Argumenta (forthcoming)


‘Michael Dummett, Reasons to Act, and Bringing About the Past’ Philosophia 48.2: 547–556.

‘Bulletproof Grandfathers, David Lewis, and ‘Can’t’-Judgements’ Acta Analytica 34.2: 177–180.


‘Dummett on McTaggart’s Proof of the Unreality of Time’ Argumenta 3, 2, pp. 347-351.


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