Duncan Ivison

Professor Duncan Ivison

  • Post-Nominals:
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2009
  • Section: Philosophy and History of Ideas


Duncan Ivison is Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Sydney. He was previously Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) from 2015-2022,  Dean of the Faculty of the Arts and Social Sciences (2010-15) and Head of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (2007-2010). His research interests span political philosophy, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. His books include The Self at Liberty: Political Argument and the Arts of Government (Cornell UP, 1997); Postcolonial Liberalism (Cambridge UP, 2002), which won the 2004 CB Macpherson Prize; Rights (Acumen and McGill Queens Press, 2008): and Can Liberal States Accommodate Indigenous Peoples? (Polity, 2020).

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