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The Australian National University

Professor Kim Sterelny

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • History And Philosophy Of Science (Incl. Non Historical Philosophy Of Science) 220206
  • Philosophy Of Language 220313
  • Philosophy Of Cognition 220312
  • Palaeoecology 060206
  • Evolutionary Biology 0603
  • Cognitive Sciences 1702
  • Philosophy 2203


After studying philosophy at Sydney University, Kim Sterelny taught philosophy in Australia at Sydney, ANU (where he was Research Fellow, and then Senior Research Fellow, in Philosophy at RSSS from 1983 until 1987), and La Trobe Universities, before taking up a position at Victoria University in Wellington, where he currently holds a Personal Chair in Philosophy. He now spends half of each year at Victoria University and the other half of each year with the Philosophy Program at RSSS.

Sterelny has been a Visiting Professor at Simon Fraser University in Canada, and at Cal Tech and the University of Maryland, College Park, in the USA. His main research interests are Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Psychology and Philosophy of Mind. He is the author of The Representational Theory of Mind and the co-author of Language and Reality (with Michael Devitt) and Sex and Death: An Introduction to Philosophy of Biology (with Paul Griffiths). He is Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. In addition to philosophy, Kim spends his time eating curries, drinking red wine, bushwalking and bird watching.


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