Graham Robert Oppy
(born 6 October 1960) is an
whose main area of research is the
philosophy of religion
educated at Wesley College, Melbourne and currently holds the posts of Professor of
Philosophy and Associate Dean of Research at Monash University and serves as Associate
Editor of the Australasian Journal of
Philosophy, and serves on the editorial boards of Philo, Philosopher's Compass, Religious Studies, and Sophia.
Oppy was born in Benalla in 1960 to a
Methodist family, but he ceased to be a
religious believer as a young
teenager. His family moved to Ballarat in 1965, and
was still living there when he started to attend Melbourne
University in 1979, where he completed two degrees: a BA in
philosophy and a B.Sc in mathematics. In 1987 he started
graduate work at Princeton University under the supervision of Gilbert Harman on questions in the philosophy of language.
He was a
lecturer at the University of Wollongong from 1990-1992 and after doing a post-doc at the Australian
National University, he came to Monash as a senior lecturer, and was
promoted to Professor in 2005.
He is currently Associate
Dean of Research (since 2004) and Associate Dean of Graduate
Studies in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University. He currently
has three children; Alfred Oppy, Calvin Oppy and Gilbert
- Ontological Arguments and Belief in God, 1996. ISBN
- Philosophical Perspectives on Infinity, 2006. ISBN
- Arguing about Gods, 2006. ISBN 0521863864.
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