Head of Department in Philosophy
School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts
My research is mainly in ‘theoretical’ philosophy: metaphysics, epistemology/philosophy of science, philosophy of logic and language, philosophy of probability, and philosophy of physics. I teach in all these areas, and their early modern history (especially Descartes, Cavendish, and Hume).
Before coming to Adelaide in 2013, I had been since 2004 Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Oxford and William Kneale Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Exeter College. Before that, I completed my PhD at Princeton, and even earlier I was an undergraduate at Melbourne.
I am Treasurer and an Executive Director of the Australasian Association of Philosophy.
In the photo to the left, I am the big one.
Date Position Institution name 2016 - 2017 Humboldt Research Fellow Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich 2013 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide 2010 - 2010 Visiting Researcher Monash University 2004 - 2013 Lecturer University of Oxford 2004 - 2013 William Kneale Fellow and Tutor Exeter College
Date Institution name Country Title 2004 University of Oxford United Kingdom MA (by resolution) 2002 - 2004 Princeton University United States PhD 1999 - 2002 Princeton University United States MA 1995 - 1998 University of Melbourne Australia BA (Hons)
Year Citation 2019 Eagle, A. (2019). Chance, determinism, and unsettledness. Philosophical Studies, 176(3), 781-802.
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2016 Eagle, A. (2016). Composition as Identity. AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, 94(1), 190-193.
2016 Eagle, A. (2016). Persistence, vagueness, and location. Journal of Philosophy, 113(10), 507-532.
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2016 Eagle, A. (2016). Multiple location defended. Philosophical Studies, 173(8), 2215-2231.
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2014 Eagle, A. (2014). Chance versus randomness. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2014, 1-143. 2013 Eagle, A. (2013). Steward, Helen, A Metaphysics For Freedom, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, pp. xii + 267, £36.00 (hardback). Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 91(4), 833-834.
2011 Eagle, A. (2011). Deterministic chance. Noûs, 45(2), 269-299.
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2011 Eagle, A. (2011). Persistence and Spacetime. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. 2008 Eagle, A. (2008). Mathematics and conceptual analysis. Synthese, March 2008(161), 67-88.
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2007 Eagle, A. (2007). Reply to Stone on counterpart theory and four-dimensionalism. Analysis, 67(294), 159-162.
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2007 Eagle, A. (2007). Telling tales. Proceedings of the Aristotelean Society, 107(1 PART 2), 125-147.
2006 Eagle, A. (2006). Probability: A philosophical introduction. MIND, 115(459), 773-777.
2006 Eagle, A. (2006). Truth and paradox.. PHILOSOPHICAL QUARTERLY, 56(224), 455-457. 2005 Eagle, A. (2005). 'Knowledge and lotteries'. AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, 83(3), 451-452. 2005 Eagle, A. (2005). Randomness is unpredictability. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 56(4), 749-790.
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2005 Eagle, A. (2005). A note on Dolby and Gull on radar time and the twin "paradox". American Journal of Physics, 73(10), 976-979.
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2004 Eagle, A. (2004). A causal theory of chance?. STUDIES IN HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, 35A(4), 883-890.
2004 Eagle, A. (2004). Twenty-one arguments against propensity analyses of probability. ERKENNTNIS, 60(3), 371-416.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 Principal Supervisor A Defence of the B-Theory of Time with Respect to Temporal Passage and Our Experience of Temporal Passage Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr James Lambros Vlachoulis 2019 Co-Supervisor Action Under Normative and Epistemic Uncertainty Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Riley Kent Worland Harris 2019 Principal Supervisor A Four-Dimensionalist Account of Persistence and Personal Identity Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Danny George Wardle 2018 Principal Supervisor The Fleeting Present: Time, Instants and Existence Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Brigitte Claire Everett 2018 Co-Supervisor Feminism as Opposition and the Implications for Philosophical Ethics Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Rebecca Aroha Randell 2018 Principal Supervisor Donnellan Referential / Attributive Distinction Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Atheer Al-Khalfa 2016 Principal Supervisor Perception: Intentionality and Physicality Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Khristos Nizamis 2016 Principal Supervisor An Object-Level Account of Fundamental Indeterminacy Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Michael Lazarou
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2013 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Realist and Anti-Realist Approaches in Philosophy of Science: Perspective and Representational Pluralism in Scientific Discovery Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Mark Coleman
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2010 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Restricted Material Composition University of Oxford BPhil Master — Seungil Lee 2008 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Rationality: An Expansive Bayesian Theory University of Oxford — Doctorate — Katherine Dormandy 2008 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Laws and Modelling in Economics University of Oxford BPhil Master — Harjit Bhogal 2007 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Potentiality and Possibility University of Oxford — Doctorate — Barbara Vetter 2006 - 2009 Principal Supervisor A Probabilistic Analysis of Causation University of Oxford — Doctorate — Luke Fenton-Glynn 2004 - 2006 Co-Supervisor Causation and Causal Explanation University of Oxford BPhil Master — Luke Fenton-Glynn 2004 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Dispositions and Laws of Nature University of Oxford BPhil Master — John Poland
Date Role Board name Institution name Country 2014 - ongoing Treasurer Australasian Association of Philosophy — —
Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country 2011 - 2013 Board Member Oxford Philosophical Monographs Oxford University Press — 2010 - ongoing Board Member Australasian Journal of Philosophy — —
Date Office Name Institution Country 2018 - ongoing Head of Department of Philosophy University of Adelaide Australia
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