BiographyThe first part of my academic career was spent in the field of development studies, and involved fieldwork in Africa and Latin America in particular. Since the 1990s I have become more interested in philosophy, and especially the later philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein and its implications for social science. I have written extensively on the relationship between Wittgenstein's later philosophy and the philosophical ideas of the early Marx. I retired from my chair in 2012, but have continued to write and research. I have two sons but (as yet) no grandchildren, and I live with my partner Pamela in inner-western Sydney
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Development Economics and Development Studies, Political Theory, Philosophy of Social Science.
Walking and bike riding, playing golf (badly), supporting Sunderland AFC football team (a tragedy), writing crime fiction, the music of Bach.