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Professor of Philosophy, The University of Melbourne

Howard Sankey studied philosophy at the University of Otago before doing a PhD in philosophy of science at the University of Melbourne. His interests fall in the overlap between philosophy of science and adjacent areas such as epistemology, metaphysics and the philosophy of mind and language. He is editor of General Philosophy of Science for philpapers and a member of the Academi International de Phlosophie des Sciences.


  • 1992–present
    Associate Professor, University of Melbourne


  • 1989 
    University of Melbourne, PhD History and Philosophy of Science
  • 1981 
    University of Otago, PGDip Philosophy
  • 1980 
    University of Otago, BA Philosophy

Research Areas

  • Epistemology (220304)
  • History And Philosophy Of Science (Incl. Non Historical Philosophy Of Science) (220206)
  • Metaphysics (220309)