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Associate Professor Arran Gare



Arran Gare is Associate Professor (Reader) in Philosophy and Cultural Inquiry, Swinburne University, and founder of the Joseph Needham Centre for Complex Processes Research. The focus of his research is on transforming culture to create a global ecological civilization. He has published widely on environmental philosophy, process metaphysics and the metaphysical foundations of the sciences, the history of ideas, complexity theory, human ecology, economics, the emergent theory of mind, social and cultural theory, ethics and political philosophy. He is the author of a number of books, including Postmodernism and the Environmental Crisis (London: Routledge, 1995) Nihilism Inc.: Environmental Destruction and the Metaphysics of Sustainability (Sydney: Eco-Logical Press, 1996) and The Philosophical Foundations of Ecological Civilization: A Manifesto for the Future (London: Routledge, 2017). In 2005 he founded the on-line journal Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, of which he is a chief editor.

Research interests

Environmental philosophy; The metaphysical foundations of the sciences; Process philosophy; Complexity theory; Human ecology; The emergent theory of mind; Social and cultural theory and political philosophy

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Environmental Philosophy - 500304
  • Environmental Management - 410400
  • History And Philosophy Of Science - 500204
  • Philosophy Of Science (excl. History And Philosophy Of Specific Fields) - 500317


  • 1985, National, Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship, Boston University


Also published as: Gare, Arran; Gare, A.; Gare, Arran E.; Gare, Arran Emrys
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