School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
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.
Date Position Institution name 2021 Associate Professor University of Adelaide 2016 - 2017 Humboldt Research Fellow Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich 2013 - 2020 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)
Research InterestsDecision Theory Epistemology Feminist Theory History and Philosophy of Science History and Philosophy of Specific Fields History of Philosophy Knowledge Representation and Machine Learning Logic Mathematical Logic Metaphysics Microeconomic Theory Philosophy Philosophy of Language Philosophy of Religion Probability Theory Statistics & Probability
Year Citation 2019 Eagle, A. (2019). Chance, determinism, and unsettledness. Philosophical Studies, 176(3), 781-802.
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2019 Eagle, A. (2019). Weak Location. Dialectica, 73(1-2), 149-181.
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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 2021 Principal Supervisor The role of moral intuition in moral knowledge Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Nicholas James Smyth 2020 Principal Supervisor Reality's Hierarchical Structure: On the Foundations of Asymmetric Dependence Relations Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Jessica May Pohlmann 2019 Principal Supervisor Moral Uncertainty: Knowledge, Decision and Deliberation Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Riley Kent Worland Harris 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 Principal Supervisor Opening a Can of Spacetime Worms: the Metaphysics of Persistence Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Danny George Wardle
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2018 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Temporal Passage: Dynamic Experiences and the B-theory Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Miss Brigitte Claire Everett 2018 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Beyond Dualism: The Challenge for Feminist Theory Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Ms Rebecca Aroha Randell 2018 - 2021 Principal Supervisor The Referential/Attributive Distinction: Its Status and Scope Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Atheer Al-Khalfa 2016 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Vindicating Vague Objects Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Michael Lazarou 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 Membership Country 2020 - ongoing Member Philosophy of Science Association United States 2019 - ongoing Member Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science Australia 1999 - ongoing Member Australasian Association of Philosophy Australia
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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