Toby Solomon

Toby Solomon

Position: Current PhD Student

School: School of Philosophy


Location: Level 6, Room 6.16, 146 Ellery Cres


B.Sc., Adv. Math (University of Sydney) B.A., Honours (University of Sydney)

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I commenced my PhD research in 2015 after completing a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Philosophy and a Bachelor of Science in Advanced Mathematics and Physics at Sydney University. My Honours thesis was on the semantic paradoxes, especially the truth-teller, with a defence of a meaninglessness/deflationary truth solution.

My research currently revolves around free will and its place in rational deliberation and voluntaristic epistemology, in a slogan: You should accept that you have free will. If you’re wrong it doesn’t matter, you couldn’t have done anything else anyway! My primary supervisor is Alan Hajek, with Philip Pettit and Frank Jackson also on the panel.

I’m interested in a broad range of philosophical issues outside of my PhD research with a particular emphasis on skepticism and phenomenology first/anti-realist views as well as the philosophy of truth, logic and language.


Originally from Sydney via the Blue Mountains I currently live in Canberra.

Decision theory, free will, epistomology

Committee Chair - 2016 Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference

John Anderson Prize for Best Thesis in Philosophy IV (2014)

G S Caird Scholarship for Philosophy II (2011)

Student Member of the Australasian Association of Philosophy

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