political philosophy, methodology of science
Fred D'Agostino was educated at Amherst College (BA 1968), Princeton University (MA, 1973), and the London School of Economics (PhD, 1978). He was Research Fellow in Philosophy at the Australian National University from 1978 to 1984, and worked at the University of New England from 1984 to 2004, where he was Associate Professor of Philosophy, Associate Dean of Arts, Head of the School of Social Science, and Member of the University Council. He is now Professor of Humanities and has recently been Deputy President of the Academic Board. He has edited the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, is currently editing Politics, Philosophy and Economics and has published four books--Chomsky's System of Ideas (Clarendon Press, 1986), Free Public Reason (OUP, 1996), Incommensurability and Commensuration (Ashgate, 2003), and Naturalizing Epistemology (Palgrave, 2010). He recently completed work on an ARC Discovery Grant project in social epistemology, and on an Australian Learning and Teaching Institute grant for educational leadership development. He is co-editor of the Routledge Companion to Political and Social Philosophy. His current research is on disciplinarity. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.