Danny Wardle
PhD Candidate, Dianoia Institute of Philosophy

I am currently a PhD candidate at the Australian Catholic University’s Dianoia Institute of Philosophy in Melbourne. 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 am also a Web Developer and Editor at 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


Dianoia Institute of Philosophy - Australian Catholic University
2021 - present
Doctor of Philosophy
Supervised by John Hawthorne and Sam Baron.
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.