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Curriculum Vitae


Name: Graham Robert Oppy

Date of Birth: October 6, 1960

Place of Birth: Benalla, Victoria, Australia

Citizenship: Australian


Primary:  1966-1972, Wendouree Primary (#1813), Wendouree

      1972: Dux, Full Scholarship to Wesley College

Secondary:  1973-1978, Wesley College, Prahran, Melbourne

      1978 HSC: General Distinction; Special Distinctions: English, Chemistry

Tertiary:   1979-1985, Melbourne University, Parkville, Melbourne

      1985: B.Sc./B.A. (Hons)

      1980: Hastie Exhibition, Philosophy 1

      1982: Hastie Exhibition, Philosophy 2

      1984: Hastie Exhibition, Philosophy 3

      1985: Hastie Exhibition, Philosophy 4

B.Sc. major: mathematics; minor: physics

B.A. major: philosophy

Graduate:  1987-1989, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA

      1989: M.A.

      1990: Ph.D

      1987: Fulbright--Graduate Award

Dissertation: "Attitude Problems: Semantics For Propositional Attitude Ascriptions"


     1990: Tutor, T&M, Sydney

     1991-1992: Lecturer, Wollongong

     1993-1995: A.R.C. Post-Doctoral Fellow, RSSS, ANU

     1996-mid-1996: Research Fellow, RSSS, ANU

     mid-1996 to 1999: Senior Lecturer, Monash

     2000 to present: Associate Professor, Monash



1996: Ontological Arguments And Belief In God, New York: Cambridge University Press

Encyclopedia Entries:

1996: "Ontological Arguments" Stanford Electronic Encyclopedia of Philosophy

1998: "Propositional Attitudes" Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Refereed Journal Articles:

1987: "Williamson And The Contingent A Priori", Analysis 47, 4, October 1987, pp.188-193.

1990: "On Rescher On Pascal's Wager", International Journal For Philosophy Of Religion, 30, 1990, pp.159-168

1991: "Makin On The Ontological Argument", Philosophy, 66, 255, January 1991, pp.106-114

1991: "Craig, Mackie, And The Kalam Cosmological Argument", Religious Studies, 27, 1991, pp.189-197

1991: "On Davies Institutional Definition Of Art", Southern Journal Of Philosophy, XXIX, 3, 1991, pp.371-382

1992: "On Defining Art Historically" British Journal Of Aesthetics, 32, 2, April 1992, pp.153-161

1992: "Why Semantic Innocence?" Australasian Journal Of Philosophy, 70, 4, December 1992, pp.445-454

1992: "Semantics For Propositional Attitude Ascriptions" Philosophical Studies, 67, 1992, pp.1-18

1992: "Is God Good By Definition?", Religious Studies, 28, 1992, pp.467-474

1993: "On Functional Definitions Of Art: A Response To Rowe" British Journal Of Aesthetics, 33, 1, January 1993, pp.67-71

1993: "Modal Theistic Arguments", Sophia, 32, 2, July 1993, pp.17-24

1993: "Makin's Ontological Argument Again", Philosophy, 68, 264, April 1993, pp.234-239

1994: "Salmon On The Contingent A Priori And Necessary A Posteriori", Philosophical Studies, 73, pp.1-33

1994: "Note On A Quinean Argument Against Direct Reference", Philosophia, 24, 1-2, December 1994, pp.157-167

1994: "Weak Agnosticism Defended", International Journal For Philosophy Of Religion, 36, pp.147-167

1995: "On An Argument About Future Individuals", Philosophical Quarterly, 45, 178, January 1995, pp.84-87

1995: "Williams On Kaplan On The Contingent Analytic", Ratio, 8, 2, September 1995, pp.189-192

1995: "Inverse Operations With Transfinite Numbers And The Kalam Cosmological Argument" International Philosophical Quarterly, 35, 2, pp.219-221

1995: "Professor William Craig's Criticisms Of Critiques Of Kalam Cosmological Arguments By Paul Davies, Stephen Hawking, And Adolf Grünbaum" Faith And Philosophy 12, pp.237-250

1995: "Reply To Professor Craig", Sophia 34, 2, December 1995, pp.15-29

1996: "Godelian Ontological Arguments" Analysis 56, 4, October 1996, pp.226-230

1996: "Pascal's Wager Is A Possible Bet (But Not A Very Good One): Reply To Harmon Holcomb III" International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 40, pp.101-116

1996: "Hume And The Argument For Biological Design" Biology And Philosophy 11, pp.519-534

1997: "The Philosophical Insignificance Of Godel's Slingshot" Mind 106, 421, January 1997, pp.121-141

1997: "Countable Fusion Not Yet Proven Guilty: It May Be The Whiteheadian Account of Space Whatdunnit" Analysis, 57, 4, pp.249-53

1997: "Some Questions About 'The Hartle-Hawking Cosmology'" Sophia, 36, 1, pp.84-95

1997: "Pantheism, Quantification, and Mereology" Monist, 80, 2, pp.320-36

1998: "Swinburne on 'Mental' and 'Physical'" Religious Studies 34, pp.483-495

1998: "Judging Theistic Arguments" Sophia 37, 2, pp.30-43

1999: "Koons' Cosmological Argument" Faith and Philosophy 16, pp.378-89

forthcoming: "Humean Supervenience?" Philosophical Studies

forthcoming: "Thorough-Going Resemblance Nominalism" in M. Monnoyer (ed.)

forthcoming: "On 'A New Cosmological Argument'" Religious Studies

forthcoming: "Physical Eschatology" in Q. Smith (ed.)

forthcoming: "Colonising the Galaxies" Sophia

forthcoming: "Reply to Gettings" Analysis

forthcoming: "Time, Successive Addition and Kalam Cosmological Arguments" in N. Manson (ed.)

Book Reviews:

1991: Propositional Attitudes, by Mark Richard, 1990 (Australasian Journal Of Philosophy, 69, 3, September 1991, pp.362-365)

1991: Mind, Cause, And Reality, edited by John Heil, 1990 (Australasian Journal Of Philosophy, 69, 4, December 1991, pp.507-510)

1993: Definitions Of Art, by Stephen Davies, 1992 (Australasian Journal Of Philosophy, 71, 4, December 1993, pp.505-507)

1994: From Existence To God, by Barry Miller, 1992 (Australasian Journal Of Philosophy, 72, 2, June 1994, pp.257-258)

1996: Theism, Atheism And Big Bang Cosmology, by William Lane Craig and Quentin Smith, 1993 (Faith And Philosophy, )

1998: Bangs, Crunches, Shrieks, Whispers, by John Earman, 1995 (Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 76, 2, June 1998, pp.352-4)

1998: Meinongian Logic, by Dale Jacquette, 1996 (Mind 107, 428, October 1998, pp.894-8)

1998: The Science of God, by Gerard Schroeder, 1997 (Philo, 1, 2, Fall-Winter 1998, pp.68-77)

1999: Contemporary Readings in the Foundations of Metaphysics, edited by Stephen Lawrence and Cynthia McDonald, 1998 (Australasian Journal of Philosophy 77, 4, December 1999, pp.519-521)

1999: Cosmology and Controversy, by Helge Kragh, 1996 (Australasian Journal of Philosophy 77, 3, September 1999, pp.387-9)

forthcoming: Truth, second edition, by Paul Horwich, 1999 (Australasian Journal of Philosophy)

forthcoming: Companion to the Philosophy of Science, edited by W. Newton-Smith, 1999 (Australasian Journal of Philosophy)

Joint Publications:

1994: "The Two Envelope Paradox" Analysis, January 1994, pp.43-45 (with Frank Jackson and Peter Menzies)

1994: "Minimalism And Truth-Aptness" Mind, 103, July 1994, pp.287-302 (with Frank Jackson and Michael Smith)

1997: "Minimalism And Truth" Nous, (with John O'Leary-Hawthorne)

Internet Publications:


1998: "Review: J. P. Moreland (1994) The Creation Hypothesis"

1998: "Emendations on Leftow on Time and Eternity"

1998: "Critical Notice: Frank J. Tipler (1995) The Physics of Immortality"

1999: "Review: R. C. Sproul (1994) Not a Chance"

1999: "Review: D. Overman (1997) Case Against Accident and Self-Organisation"

2000: "Review: A. Weisberger (1997) Suffering Belief"


Academic Address:  Department of Philosophy
Monash University
Clayton Campus
Wellington Rd.,
Clayton Vic 3168


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