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Dr Colin Wilks

Associate Lecturer

School of Humanities and Social Science (Philosophy)

Career Summary


Dr Colin Wilks completed his BA (Universities of New England and Newcastle) in 1987, Honours in Philosophy in 1989 (Newcastle) and PhD in Philosophy (Newcastle) in 1995, and has since taught in a wide range of undergraduate philosophy and philosophy-related courses. Research Expertise
Metaethics and moral psychology; religion, morality and politics; religion and nature; ethics, human rights and the ethical-philosophical foundations of liberal society.

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  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle


  • Ethics
  • Metaethics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Religion

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
229999 Philosophy and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2002 Wilks CN, Emotion, Truth and Meaning: In Defense of Ayer and Stevenson, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands (2002) [A1]

Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Wilks CN, 'Religious conflict and interfaithism', Nebula, 7 154-160 (2010) [C1]

Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Feletti GI, Wilks CN, 'How can theology be introduced as an academic discipline in a public university? A short report on building new education partnerships for peaceful co-existence at Newcastle, Australia', Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities: 2009 Conference Proceedings, Honolulu, HI (2009) [E1]

Dr Colin Wilks


Associate Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

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Contact Details

Phone (02) 4921 5192
Fax (02) 4921 6928


Room MC107
Building McMullin
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308