Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry

Research Staff

Dr Nick Trakakis

Dr Nick Trakakis
BA Hons, BTh, PhD (Monash), GradCert Higher Ed

Philosophy, Religion, and Culture

Nick Trakakis received his PhD in philosophy from Monash University, where he worked on the problem of evil. Afterwards he pursued further research in philosophy at Monash and took up a one-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame (Indiana, USA). During 2009-10 he taught at Deakin University while continuing his research at Monash and in 2011 he came on board at the ACU School of Philosophy as Assistant Director of the Centre for Philosophy and Phenomenology of Religion.

Key publications

‘Antitheodicy’, in A Companion to the Problem of Evil, edited by J. McBrayer and D. Howard-Snyder, 389-404. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.

‘The Sense and Reference of the Essence and Energies’. In Divine Essence and Divine Energies: Ecumenical Reflections on the Presence of God in Eastern Orthodoxy, edited by C. Athanasopoulos, and C. Schneider,  210-31. Cambridge: James Clarke & Co, 2013.

‘Deus Loci: The God of Place and the Place of God in Philosophy and Theology’, Sophia: International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysical Theology and Ethics, 52, no. 2 (2013): 315-33

‘Doing Philosophy in Style: A New Look at the Analytic/Continental Divide’, Philosophy Compass, vol 7, no 12 (December 2012): 919-42.