I am a PhD candidate at the University of Western Australia, researching 'The influence of an outcomes-based curriculum on the design and implementation of the Western Australian senior-secondary "Philosophy and Ethics" syllabus'. I am particularly interested in the ways in which the conception and practice of philosophy vary according to time and culture.

I originally studied philosophy at University College Dublin, and completed my MA in 1994 on the topic of ‘Language and Ideology: The Significance of Hermeneutics and Semiotics for the Theory of Ideology’.

In 1995 I moved to Cambridge to look into pursuing doctoral research. I had develop…

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