Dr Tony Lynch

Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Tony Lynch

Phone: +61 2 6773 3244

Email: alynch@une.edu.au


BA(Hons) Tasmania, Ph.D. (Syd)

Teaching Areas

Coordinator PHIL 303 Epistemology: The Enlightenment and Beyond
Coordinator PAIS 308 Modern Political Thinkers

Research Interests

Tony's research interests centre on questions of liberal and environmental politics, the philosophy of economics and moral psychology.


Selected Publications, 1989-2013.


The Political Ecologist (with Dr.David Wells) Ashgate, 2000.

The Morality of Maoney (with Adrian Walsh), Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Book Chapters

'The Environmental Foundations of Genuine Socialism' in G. Maddox and T. Battin, Socialism in Contemporary Australia, (Longmans: Melbourne, 1996).

"Through the Looking Glass: Hanson, Howard and the Politics of Political Correctness" in B. Grant (ed.) Pauline Hanson: One Nation and Australian Politics, University of New England Press, 1997.

"Professional Farming Systems: facilitating sustainable environmental change on a Landscape Scale", Landscape Futures, ed, D. Brunckhorst & D. Mouat Institute for Bioregional Resource Management, 2000.

"Insuring the Future",Landscape Futures, ed, D. Brunckhorst & D. Mouat Institute for Bioregional Resource Management, 2000).

"The Universal Value of Democracy" (with David Wells), in T. Battin (ed.) A Passion for Politics: Essays in Honour of Graham Maddox, Pearson, 2005. 181-190.

"Legitmating Liberal Democracy" (with David Wells) in G. Young & G. Maddox, Legitimation and the State, Kardoorair Press, 2005,6-70.

"Drug User Counselling, Remuneration and Ethics" (with Adrian Walsh") in L. Kleinig & S. Einstein, Ethical Challenges for Intervening in Drug Use: Policy, Research and Treatment Issues, Office of International Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University, 2006. 453-466.

"The Good Mercenary?" (with Adrian Walsh), Military Ethics, ed. CAJ Coady & Igor Primoratz, Ashgate, 2008.

Journal Articles

"Debating Democracy", Economy and Society 18, 1, 1989.

"Scepticism About Education", Educational Theory, Fall, 1993.

"The Liberal Case Against Capital Punishment", Political Theory Newsletter, September, 1996.

"Deep Ecology as an Aesthetic Movement'",Environmental Values, Vol. 5 No. 2, 1996.

"Environmentalism and the Social Contract" (with David Wells), Political Theory Newsletter, March, 1997.

"Decline and Fall" (with David Wells), New England Review, February, 1997.

"Back from Beyond" (with David Wells), Environmental Values, Lynch, T, & Wells, Environmental Values, April, 1998.

"Non-Anthropocentrism? A Killing Objection", Environmental Values, April 1998.

'The Good Mercenary?" (with Dr. Adrian Walsh) Journal of Political Philosophy, Vol 8, No.2, June 2000.

"The Liberal Case For – and Finally Against – the Practice of Outing", The Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics, ol 2, No. 1, 2000. 14-26.

'Temperance, Temptation and Silence' Philosophy, Vol. 76, August 2001

'Insuring the Future' (with David Wells), Environmental Values. Vol. 10, 2001.

"The Politics of Deceit"(with David Wells), New England Review, February, 2001.

'The Very Idea of Justice in Pricing' (with Dr A. Walsh) Business and Professional Ethics Journal, Vol. 21, Nos. 3 & 4, 2002.

'The Mandevillean Conceit and the Profit-Motive' (with Dr A. Walsh) Philosophy, Vol. 78, 2003

"Winnicott's World: The Mystical Foundations of Reality", Transcendent Philosophy: an international journal of comparative philosophy and mysticism, Vol. 4, No. 4, 2003.

'The Development of Price-Formation Theory and Subjectivison about Ultimate Values' (with Dr A. Walsh) Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2003.

"The Professional Farmer"(with Bert Jenkins and Annette Kilarr), Journal of Social Issues, 2003

"Can Individual Morality and Commercial Life be Reconciled" (with Adrian Walsh) Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Vol. XVI no, 1/2 (September 2004).

"Iago's Evil", Journal of Literature and Aesthetics, July 2006

"Beyond Left and Right: freedom and security", Dissent, 2006, 27-34.

"The Good Mercenary?" (with Adrian Walsh), Journal of Political Philosophy,

"Legitimating Market Egoism: the availability problem", Journal of Business Ethics, 2008

"Deliberating from One's Virtue", Philosophy,

"Global Warming, Contemporary Politics, and the Principle of Least Disruption" (with Bert Jenkins), Australia Quarterly,

"What Plato Can Teach Us About Politics and Freedom", Philosophy in the Contemporary World",  (18)1, 2011 75-89.

"Pure Hypocrisy", (with ARJ Fisher) Philosophy in the Contemporary World 19 (11), 2012, 34-43.

"Understanding Democracy", Dissent 37 Summer 2011/2012.

"Two Kinds of Peace: reflections on peace-making, peace-keeping and peace-building" (with Bert Jenkins), Dissent 39 Spring 2012.

"The Moral Narrative of Social Democracy", Dissent 40, Summer 2012/2013.

"Comment on Giuseppe A. Micheli" (with Alan Scott), Sociologica, 3/2012.