William Lycan

Professor William Lycan

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Honorary Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2012


William Lycan is the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina. He is among the most prolific and influential philosophers writing on metaphysics, philosophy of the mind and philosophy of language. Professor Lycan’s approach to many of these issues is consonant with the broad tradition of Australian metaphysics, and he is a powerful advocate for the general approach to philosophical problem solving associated with many Australian philosophers. Professor Lycan is a regular visitor to Australia, and has been a visiting lecturer and research fellow at the University of Sydney and the Australian National University.

His publications include Real Conditionals (2001); Consciousness and Experience (1996); Judgement and Justification (1988); and Consciousness (1987).

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