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Personal profile

Biography

I came to Macquarie in 2007. Prior to this I taught at University of Glasgow in Scotland. I hold a PhD from Sheffield University in the UK, where I completed a thesis on C.S. Peirce and Indexical Reference. 

Research interests

I have reseach interests and specialisms in:

  • The Philosophy of Race, particularly the metaphysics of race and the definition of racism. I am especially interested in how our definitions of race shape our social understanding of race.
  • C.S. Peirce, particularly his sign theory, and account of truth and pragmatism.
  • Applied Philosophy Language and Epistemology, particularly the language of racism, and racist political rhetoric.

Research student supervision

I am available to supervise postgraduate research on a wide range of topics, but I am especially interested in supervising work in the Philosophy of Race and applied philosophy of language. 

Past/Current Postgraduate Supervision

  1. PhD. Martin Dowson - Divine Revelation (current)
  2. PhD. Noel Clemente - Pedagogic Virtues (current)
  3. MRes. Ellen Konza - Epistemology of Forensic Science (current)
  4. PhD. Matthew Tuxford - Complexity Economics (Awarded 2019)
  5. PhD. Alex Gillett - Embodied Cognition (Co-Supervisor - Awarded 2018)
  6. PhD. Joel Stafford - The Application of Mathematics (Awarded 2015)
  7. PhD. Neil McDonnell - Counterfactuals and Causation (Awarded 2015)
  8. PhD. Stephanie Rennick - Foreknowledge (Awarded 2015)
  9. PhD. Wilson Cooper - Causation (Co-Supervisor - Awarded 2012)
  10. PhD. Lise Marie Anderson - Causation (Co-supervisor - Awarded 2011)
  11. MRes. Mehdi Faizy - Implicit Bias (Awarded 2016)
  12. MRes.MatthewTuxford - Complexity Economics (Awarded 2015)

Teaching

I teach or have taught the following courses:
 
  • PHIL/PHIX 1307 Critical Thinking
  • PHL131 Mind Meaning and Metaphysics
  • PHL134 Formal Logic
  • PHL280 Truth and Reality
  • PHL280 The Philosophy of Language and Logic
  • PHL359 Pragmatism
  • PHIL352 Race and Identity
  • PHL/PHIL7002 - Research Topics

Community engagement

  • 2020 - Ongoing:  Faculty of Arts Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member
  • 2018 - Ongoing:  University GESAT Committee Member (now MQ-Inclusion)
  • 2017 - 2018:  University Thesis Examination Committee
  • 2017 - Ongoing:  Faculty of Arts Higher Degree Research Committee
  • 2017 - Ongoing:  Departmental Director of Higher Degree Research
  • 2012 - 2016: Faculty Quality and Standards Committee
  • 2012 - 2016: Departmental Director of Learning and Teaching
  • 2012 - 2016: Philosophy Curriculum Program Director

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Projects

Research Outputs

A Critical Review of Romaphobia: The Last Acceptable Form of Racism. Aidan McGarry.

Atkin, A., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Critical Philosophy of Race. 9, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/opinion

Childhood and race

Atkin, A., 2019, The Routledge handbook of the philosophy of childhood and children. Gheaus, A., Calder, G. & De Wispelaere, J. (eds.). London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 249-260 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Race, racism and social policy

Atkin, A., 2019, The Routledge handbook of ethics and public policy. Lever, A. & Poama, A. (eds.). London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 281-292 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Epistemic friction: an essay on knowledge, truth and logic

Atkin, A., 2018, In : Australasian Journal of Philosophy. 96, 4, p. 838 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition review

  • Critical philosophy of race: beyond the USA

    Atkin, A., Aug 2017, In : Journal of Applied Philosophy. 34, 4, p. 514-518 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    1 Citation (Scopus)

    Prizes

  • Lecturer of the Year Award

    Albert Atkin (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Teaching award

  • Press / Media

    Stopping the Spread of Misinformation

    Albert Atkin

    24/05/20

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    The Pragmatists

    Albert Atkin

    12/08/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Peirce, Pragmatism, Race and Racism

    Albert Atkin

    29/10/16

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    Australia's True Colours: Racism, What is It?

    Albert Atkin

    11/10/16

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Michael Brown, Chiraq and the Black on Black Crime Complaint

    Albert Atkin

    17/03/15

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment