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Galen Strawson

President's Chair in Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin

Galen Strawson holds the President’s Chair in Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Liberal Arts. He studied at the University of Cambridge before receiving his BPhil and DPhil in philosophy from the University of Oxford.

Strawson taught at the University of Oxford from 1979 to 2000, first as a Stipendiary Lecturer at several different colleges, and then, from 1987 on, as Fellow and Tutor of Jesus College, Oxford. In 1993, he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Research School of Social Sciences, Canberra. Since 2001 he has been Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading, UK. He has held visiting research positions at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra (1993, 2012); the University of Copenhagen (2003, 2011); Princeton University, where he was a Council of the Humanities Old Dominion Fellow (2011); and the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris (2012).

He has also taught as a Visiting Professor at NYU (1997), Rutgers University (2000), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2010). In 2011 he was an Old Dominion Fellow, Council of the Humanities, Princeton University (2011). He has also been a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy from 2004 to 2007 at the City University of New York Graduate Center. In 2012, he joined the faculty at the University of Texas, Austin as holder of a new Chair in Philosophy.

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Selves: An Essay in Revisionary Metaphysics

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Mental Reality (Representation and Mind series)

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Freedom and Belief

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Real Materialism: and Other Essays

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The Evident Connexion: Hume On Personal Identity

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Locke on Personal Identity: Consciousness and Concernment (Princeton Monographs in Philosophy)

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