Brad Weslake

brad weslake
Brad Weslake
Co-Area Head of Humanities, Associate Professor of Philosophy, NYU Shanghai; Global Network Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Science, NYU
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Brad Weslake is the Co-Area Head of Humanities and an Associate Professor of Philosophy at NYU Shanghai. He is also a Global Network Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at 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 Philosophy, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Science.


  • PhD, Philosophy
    University of Sydney

Research Interests

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

Courses Taught

  • Central Problems in Philosophy
  • Global Perspectives on Society
  • Logic
  • Philosophy of Biology
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Technology: Thinking Machines
  • Topics in Metaphysics and Epistemology