Dr Drew Khlentzos
Senior Lecturer, School of Social Science
B.Sc (Syd), BA Hons (Macq), PhD (ANU)
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He is the author of four books and his most recent book Naturalistic Realism and the Antirealist Challenge, MIT Press, Representation and Mind series argues that metaphysical realists who aspire to be naturalists about the mind must show how states of the brain are able to represent mind-independent states of affairs. His forthcoming book "Mind From Matter" argues that the a priori reasons some philosophers advance in support of their view that the mind is immaterial are unsound.
Areas of Teaching
Coordinator for PHIL 150, Introduction to Philosophy B; PHIL 330, Elementary Logic; PHIL 301, Language and Mind;
Lecturer in PHIL 102; PHIL 150; PHIL 330; PHIL 301;
Logic, philosophy of logic, philosophy of language, and cognitive science.
After a sojourn in Mathematics at Sydney University, I tasted the odd eternal verity and decided to become a philosopher. Early academic interests in the philosophy of logic and language are still to the forefront of my research. My Ph.D dissertation was on the dispute between Realism and Anti-Realism in Metaphysics.
I also have interests in cognitive science and philosophy of mind and am a member of the Language and Cognition Research Center. I am the coordinator for the Philosophy research seminars.
Naturalistic Realism and the Antirealist Challenge 2004, Bradford, M.I.T. Press in Representation and Mind series, Hilary Putnam and Ned Block (eds.) 448pp
Within Reason: Rational Choice and Logic 2002, Drew Khlentzos and Arcady Blinov, Pearson Press Australia, 241 pp ISBN 1-74091-012-5
Realism, Rationality and Truth 2001 REFIA Press, Moscow, 216pp ISBN 5-7844-005117
Fundamentals of Logic 2001 REFIA Press, Moscow, 114pp. ISBN 5-7844-0052-5
Mental States: Nature, Function and Evolution, Schalley, Andrea and Khlentzos, Drew, John Benjamins (2007).
Mental States: Language and Cognitive Structure, Schalley, Andrea and Khlentzos, Drew, John Benjamins (2007)
Truthmakers in Logique et analyse 169-170 vo 45e December 2002. Guest Editor with Peter Forrest
Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Moral Realism, Meta-Ethical Pyrrhonism and Naturalism", (forthcoming) in Values, Rational Choice and The Will, David Chan (editor).
"Antirealist Assumptions and Challenges in Philosophy of Mind" in Philosophy of Mind , Schalley and Khlentzos (eds), John Benjamins (2007).
"What in the World Could Correspond to Truth?" Logique et Analyse" 169-170, Vol. 43e, December 2002, pp. 109-144
"Truthmaker and its Variants" Drew Khlentzos and Peter Forrest Logique et Analyse 169-170, Vol. 43e December 2002, pp. 3-15
"Semantic Challenges to Realism" The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy 2001, Edward Zalta (ed.), 15pp. ISSN 1095-5054