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Professor of Philosophy, University of Sydney

Mark is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. He has held appointments at several universities in Australia and the USA, including appointments at the California Institute of Technology, the University of California Irvine and the University of Pittsburgh. He is a past president of the Australasian Association of Philosophy and a past president of the Society for Risk Analysis (ANZ). He has published extensively on decision theory, philosophy of logic, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of ecology. His publications include over 80 refereed articles and several books.


  • 2006–present
    Professor of Philosophy, University of Sydney


  • 1998 
    Australian National University, PhD, Philosophy
  • 1993 
    University of New England, BSc(Hons), Mathematics


  • 2012
    An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics, Cambridge University Press
  • 2004
    Ecological Orbits: How Planets Move and Populations Grow (co-authored with Lev Ginzburg), Oxford University Press
  • 2001
    The Indispensability of Mathematics, Oxford University Press

Research Areas

  • Decision Theory (220302)
  • Environmental Philosophy (220303)
  • Logic (220308)
  • History And Philosophy Of Science (Incl. Non Historical Philosophy Of Science) (220206)