Raimond Gaita

Emeritus Professor Raimond Gaita

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2002
  • Section(s): Philosophy And History Of Ideas, History


Raimond Gaita was born in Germany in 1946. With his parents he migrated to Australia in 1950. Gaita is Professorial Fellow in the Melbourne Law School and The Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne and Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy at King’s College London.

In 2009 the University of Antwerp awarded Gaita the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa for his exceptional contribution to contemporary moral philosophy and for his singular contribution the role of the intellectual in today’s academic world. In 2011, Routledge published Christopher Cordner (ed.) Philosophy, Ethics, and a Common Humanity: Essays in Honour of Raimond Gaita and in 2014 Monash University published Craig Taylor (ed.) A Sense for Humanity: The Ethical Thought of Raimond Gaita.

His books include Good and Evil: An Absolute Conception; A Common Humanity: Thinking About Love &Truth & Justice; The Philosophers Dog, Romulus, My Father and, with Gerry Simpson, (eds.) Who’s Afraid of International Law.

Acknowledgement of Country

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