Famous Australian Philosophers

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 1 Peter Singer

Peter Singer
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: July 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Australian moral philosopher, Peter Singer, is currently the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. He specializes in applied ethics. He is best known for his book Animal Liberation, which is considered a seminal work in the animal liberation movement.  The Council of Australian Humanist Societies recognized him as the Australian Humanist of the Year in 2004.

 2 David Chalmers

David Chalmers
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Famous As: Philosopher, University teacher
Birthdate: April 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Australia
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 3 Michael Halliday

Michael Halliday
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Famous As: Linguist
Birthdate: April 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Died: April 15, 2018

British linguist Michael Halliday is best remembered for his neo-Firthian theory of language. Born to a dialectologist father and an English teacher mother, Halliday naturally developed a love for languages. An expert in Chinese language, he has conducted research on child language development and the theory of grammar.

 4 J. L. Mackie

J. L. Mackie
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Famous As: Philosopher, University teacher
Birthdate: August 25, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney
Died: December 12, 1981

 5 Rosi Braidotti

Rosi Braidotti
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Famous As: Philosopher, University teacher, Feminist
Birthdate: September 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Latisana

 6 Samuel Alexander

Samuel Alexander
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Famous As: British philosopher
Birthdate: January 6, 1859
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: September 13, 1938

 7 John Passmore

John Passmore
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: September 9, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manly, Australia
Died: July 25, 2004
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