Australian Aboriginal Philosophy

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Contributed date

July 30, 2018 - 11:05pm

Critical Commentary

This essay identifies several key tenets of Australian Aboriginal 'folk philosophy'. It raises questions regarding the value of studying Aboriginal thought through Western conceptions of philosophy.  

The artifact comes from the Max Charlesworth archive, currently held at Deakin University.


Charlesworth M (2014) Australian Aborginal Philosophy. In: Oppy G, Trakakis N.N, Burns L, Gardner S, and Leigh F (Eds.) A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand. Melbourne: Monash University Publishing, n.p. Retrieved from:



Cite as

Max Charlesworth, "Australian Aboriginal Philosophy", contributed by Benjamin Nicoll, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 31 July 2018, accessed 23 July 2024.