Robert Young

Professor Robert Young

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 1993
  • Section(s): Religion, Philosophy And History Of Ideas


Robert Young is a Research Associate at La Trobe University. His expertise is in the fields of Ethics; Social and Political Philosophy; and the Philosophy of Religion. He has research interests in freedom and autonomy; moral and political philosophy; bioethics; social justice and equality; moral psychology; and the philosophy of religion, especially philosophical problems in Judaeo-Christian theology.

Robert has published widely on metaphysics; moral and political philosophy; moral psychology; and the philosophy of religion. His books include Freedom, Responsibility and God (1975), Personal Autonomy: Beyond Negative and Positive Freedom (1986) and Medically Assisted Death (2007).

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.