Brad Weslake

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Global Network Professor, NYU Shanghai, NYU


Room      1226

Office Phone       +86 (21) 20595196

Brad Weslake is Associate Professor of Philosophy, Global Network Professor, NYU Shanghai, NYU. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, he was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Rochester. He holds a PhD from the University of Sydney, a BA (Hons) from the University of Newcastle, and a BA and BCompSci from the University of Wollongong.

Professor Weslake’s central research interest is philosophy of science, especially causation and explanation. He also works on related topics in philosophy of physics, philosophy of biology, and philosophy of mind. His work has appeared in Australasian Journal of PhilosophyThe British Journal for the Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Science.

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Physics
  • Philosophy of Biology
  • Philosophy of Mind

Courses Taught

  • Central Problems in Philosophy


  • PhD, Philosophy
    University of Sydney, 2007
  • BA (Hons), Philosophy
    University of Newcastle, 2002
  • BA, Philosophy
    University of Wollongong, 2001
  • BCompSci, Computer Science
    University of Wollongong, 2001


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