Danny Wardle
PhD Candidate, Australian Catholic University

I am currently a PhD candidate at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, though I will be transferring to the Australian National University in August. From 2021-2024, I studied at their now disestablished Dianoia Institute of Philosophy. The aim of my PhD research is to produce a series of papers on social metaphysics. Previously, I completed a Master of Philosophy degree at the University of Adelaide. Before that, I completed a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) at Adelaide.

I have been an Ordinary Member of the Australasian Association of Philosophy Postgraduate Committee since 2020. In 2020, I was the Convenor of that committee. I also perform editing and website management duties for Sagacity, which is an online venue for public philosophy written by postgraduate students.

I am also interested in public policy and politics, having written on occasion at my Substack Plurality of Words and other outlets like Jacobin.


  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Social Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Physics


Australian Catholic University
2021 - present
Doctor of Philosophy
Supervised by John Hawthorne and Sam Baron from 2021-2024.
University of Adelaide
2019 - 2021
Master of Philosophy
Supervised by Antony Eagle and Jordi Fernández. Thesis accepted without revisions.
University of Adelaide
2016 - 2018
Bachelor of Arts (Advanced)
Majored in Philosophy and Politics/International Studies.