Martin Davies

Emeritus Professor Martin Davies

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2003
  • Section(s): Philosophy And History Of Ideas


Martin Davies studied Philosophy and Mathematics at Monash University before moving to Oxford as a BPhil and then DPhil student at New College. He taught at the University of Essex for a year and was then a Fellow by Examination at Magdalen College, Oxford before moving in 1981 to Birkbeck College, London.

In 1993, he became Wilde Reader in Mental Philosophy at Oxford (a position linking philosophy and psychology) and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College. He took up his present position as Professor of Philosophy in the Research School of Social Sciences in July 2000 and is also an Adjunct Professor at the Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science at Macquarie University in Sydney.

Acknowledgement of Country

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