Danny Wardle

Danny Wardle

MPhil Graduate

University of Adelaide

I am currently a casual academic tutor at the University of Adelaide. In 2021, I completed a Master of Philosophy degree. My MPhil thesis consisted of three papers discussing and defending a form of perdurantism. I also discussed how perdurantists ought to respond to some issues arising from philosophy of language and non-relativistic quantum mechanics. Before that, I completed a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) at the same university.

I am an Ordinary Member of the Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP) Postgraduate Committee. In 2020, I was the Convenor of that committee.

Broadly speaking, I am interested in analytic metaphysics. I am also interested in topics at the intersection of metaphysics, philosophy of physics, and philosophy of language. I am currently working on preparing some of my MPhil work for publication.

Outside of philosophy, I enjoy scuba diving down at Port Noarlunga and Rapid Bay.

Interests

  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Physics

Education

  • MPhil in Philosophy, 2019–2021

    University of Adelaide

  • BA(Adv.) in Philosophy and Politics/International Studies, 2016-2018

    University of Adelaide

Talks

  • How (Quantum) Things Persist
    Victorian Postgraduate Philosophy Workshop, University of Melbourne. November 13 2020.

  • Social Entities, Persistence, and Identity
    Postgraduate Colloquium, University of Adelaide. July 23 2020.

  • Location and Mereology in Quantum Theory
    Time & Emergence, University of Western Australia. December 17 2019.

  • Counting for Worm Theorists
    New Zealand Association of Philosophers Annual Conference, University of Auckland. December 9 2019.

    Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference, Victoria University of Wellington. December 7 2019.

    Time & Other Mattters, University of Adelaide. July 16 2019.

    Postgraduate Colloquium, University of Adelaide. June 13 2019.

  • The Meta-Metaphysics of Persistence
    Faculty of Arts Postgraduate Symposium, University of Adelaide. December 2 2019.

  • How long have you felt like this?: Identity, Temporality and Legitimacy
    South Australian Postgraduate and ECR Gender, Sex, and Sexualities Conference, University of Adelaide. September 24 2019.