Dr N.N. (Nick) Trakakis - School of Philosophy (Faculty of Theology and Philosophy)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


After completing undergraduate studies in philosophy and theology, I undertook a PhD in Philosophy at Monash University, working on the problem of evil under Professor Graham Oppy. A revised version of my doctorate was published as "The God Beyond Belief" by Springer in 2007. I continued my research in philosophy at postdoctoral level at Monash, and at the Centre for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame over 2006-2007, where I completed the bulk of my second book, "The End of Philosophy of Religion" (Continuum, 2008). After two years in a joint appointment at Deakin and Monash Universities, I took up my current position at ACU at the beginning of 2011.


Phone :3263 (Melbourne)
Email :Nick.Trakakis@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Philosophy of Religion ;

Methods Expertise

No research method is currently recorded.

Research Projects

Current Projects

  • "Deus Loci": The Place of God and the God of Place in Philosophy and Theology (PhD) (Principal Supervisor)
  • Models of Divinity (with Professor Graham Oppy) (PhD) (Co-Supervisor)

Selected Publications


The End of Philosophy of Religion


The God Beyond Belief: In Defence of William Rowe's Evidential Argument of Evil

Other information

Apart from academic work, I also enjoy the arts, especially poetry, painting, theatre and music. I have published four collections of poetry to date, and I recently edited "Southern Sun, Aegean Light: Poetry of Second-Generation Greek-Australians" (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2011).