Dr Steve Matthews - Centre for Ethics (Faculty of Theology and Philosophy)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

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Steve has worked on a range of projects related to questions of personhood and ethics. His published works relate to the metaphysics of personal identity over time, the philosophy of psychiatry, and applied ethics. Recently he has worked on questions of privacy and anonymity, particularly in the context of applied philosophical questions about the internet. Even more recently he has been focusing on questions of autonomy, agency, and narrative identity where those concepts may test, and be tested by, empirical findings related to those struggling with addictions, particularly in the drug and alcohol field. This latter work is in conjunction with a team of researchers funded through an ARC grant.

Contact

Phone :0283822871 (Darlinghurst, North Sydney )
Email :Stephen.Matthews@acu.edu.au
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Personal identity ; Applied Ethics ; Psychiatric ethics ; Narrative identity ; Privacy ; Internet ethics ;

Methods Expertise

Conceptual analysis ; Informal logic ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications

2012

Truth, Lies, and the Narrative Self, in American Philosophical Quarterly

Internet ethics, in International encyclopedia of ethics (Wiley Blackwell)

Sailing, flow and fulfilment, in Wiley-Blackwell

2010

A history of philosophy of mind in Australasia, in A companion to philosophy in Australia and New Zealand

Anonymity and the social self, in American Philosophical Quarterly

Personal identity, the causal condition, and the simple view, in Philosophical Papers

2009

Mental time travel, agency and responsibility, in Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience: Philosophical Perspectives. Matthew Broome, Lisa Bortolotti (eds.) Oxford University Press

2008

What;s the buzz? Undercover marketing and the corruption of friendship, in Journal of Applied Philosophy

Identity and information technology, in Moral Philosophy and Information Technology, Jeroen van den Hoven, John Weckert (eds). Cambridge University Press

Normative agency, in Practical Identity and Narrative Agency, Catriona MacKenzie, Kim Atkins (eds). New York: Routledge

Privacy, separation and control, in The Monist

2007

Unreal friends, in Computer Ethics, John Weckert (ed). Aldershot: Ashgate

2006

The moral goal of treatment in cases of dual diagnosis, in Ethical Challenges for intervening in Drug Use: Policy, Research and Treatment Issues, J. Kleinig, S. Einstein (eds). Huntsville, TX: OICJ Press

Online professionals, in Ethics and Information Technology

2004

Failed agency and the insanity defence, in International Journal of Law and Psychiatry

Parfit's "realism" and his reductionism, in Philosophia

2003

Delusion, dissociation, and identity, in Philosophical Explorations

The unity and disunity of agency, in Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology

Establishing personal identity in cases of DID, in Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology

Blaming Agents and Excusing Persons: the case of DID, in Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology

2002

A hybrid theory of environmentalism, in Essays in Philosophy

Reasons, values, and Institutions, in Melbourne Tertiary Press (out of print)

Identity, control and responsibility, in Philosophical psychology

2000

Survival and separation, in Philosophical Studies

1999

Environment, identity and the future, in Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics

Metapsychological relativism: a response to White, in Philosophical Papers

1998

Personal identity, MPD, and moral personhood, in Philosophical psychology