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Dr

Maurita Harney

Honorary
Neuroscience;
Embodiment
Biosemiotics
consciousness
Continental Philosophy
biosemiotics
peirce
natural science disciplines
biochemistry & molecular biology
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Dr

Maurita Harney

 
Division
Arts
 
Primary Interest
History And Philosophy Of Science
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Dr

Maurita Harney

 

Dr Maurita Harney has taught philosophy at the University of Melbourne, the ANU, and Swinburne University of Technology, where she was head/chair of Philosophy. Although her earlier specialisation was in analytic philosophy, in the 1970s she was drawn to the continental tradition, joining the small group of philosophers developing teaching and research in this area, and in 1976 she convened Australia’s first phenomenology conference.

Her PhD thesis (1980) on Husserl and Frege sought to bridge a gap in understanding between the analytic and continental traditions. Subsequent teaching and research covered phenomenological/hermeneutic approaches to philosophy of mind, language, and computing. She has also taught in the philosophy of management, corporate ethics, and organisation dynamics.
Maurita’s recent interests include the intersection of phenomenology and neuroscience, and the emerging research area of biosemiotics – an approach to nature, biology, and ‘embodied’ cognition, which draws its philosophical inspiration from the philosophy of Charles Sanders Peirce. https://unimelb.academia.edu/MauritaHarney

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Historical And Philosophical Studies

Education


Graduate Diploma in applied film and television

Swinburne University of Technology

Bachelor of Arts

University of Melbourne

Diploma of Education

University of Melbourne

Master of Arts

University of Melbourne

Doctor of Philosophy

The Australian National University