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Michael Tooley

Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado

Michael Tooley is a Professor of Philosophy at University of Colorado Boulder. He received a Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Research Award in 1998 for his book Time, Tense, and Causation, and was named a College Professor of Distinction in 2006.

Tooley spent many years in Australia, where he held two research appointments at the Australian National University, and the Chair in Philosophy at the University of Western Australia before moving to Colorado. Heis a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, was President of the Australasian Association of Philosophy in 1984, and of the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, in 2010-11.

Tooley received his BA from University of Toronto and his PhD from Princeton in 1968. Along with being named a College Professor of Distinction, he has been named a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, President of the Australian Association of Philosophy and Vice President of the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division.


Topic Series


Abortion and Infanticide

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Laws of Nature, Causation, and Supervenience (Analytical Metaphysics, Volume 1)

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Causation: A Realist Approach

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Knowledge of God

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Time, Tense, and Causation

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