Tutor in Law and Philosophy, PhD Candidate, Australian National University

John Zerilli has a master's degree (LL.M.) in jurisprudence and moral theory from Cambridge University and a master's degree (M.A.) in philosophy of science and evolutionary epistemology from Sydney University. He is the author of the book The Economic Imperative (Academic Imprint, 2011) and has written both academic and general articles on a variety of subjects, including the case for same sex marriage (Quadrant, March 2012) and the origins of neoliberal thought in the Romantic movement (Arena Journal, 2013-2014).

John was cited in a submission to the Australian Senate's Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee in April 2012. He has been interviewed by the ABC's Radio National and Triple J on social and political issues.

He practised briefly both as a solicitor and later a barrister, and is currently writing a doctoral dissertation in neurolinguistics and philosophy at the Australian National University.


  • –present
    Tutor in law and philosophy, Sydney University


  • 2012 
    Sydney University, MA
  • 2009 
    Cambridge University, LLM

Research Areas

  • Law (1801)
  • Political Theory And Political Philosophy (160609)
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies (22)
  • Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (17)
  • Linguistics (2004)


Highest-ranked thesis, Cambridge University, 2009

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