Emeritus Professor Max Charlesworth AO(30 December, 1925–2 June, 2014): A Philosopher in the World

  • Douglas KirsnerEmail author
Part of the Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures book series (SCPT, volume 30)


This chapter traces Max Charlesworth’s trajectory of seven decades of the enlivening bond between philosophy and world. It highlights his special contributions and legacy to philosophy in general, contemporary European philosophy, religious studies, bioethics, the role of church and state in a liberal democratic society. This is done through exploring his works, as well as unpublished materials and interviews.


Philosophy of religion Social studies of science European philosophy Existentialism Aboriginal religion The Catholic Church Bioethics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Deakin UniversityGeelongAustralia

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