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Raimond Gaita, 2012

Dave Tacon

type C photograph (sheet: 34.6 cm x 48.2 cm, image: 26.9 cm x 40.6 cm)

Raimond Gaita (b. 1946) arrived in Australia in 1950 with his Romanian father and German mother, and was brought up largely by his father near Barninghup, Victoria. After completing his MA at the University of Melbourne, he went to England to gain his PhD at Leeds. Foundation Professor of Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University, for many years he divided his year between Melbourne and London, where he was Professor of Moral Philosophy at King's College. Gaita's main research interests and publications have been in ethics, but he has also worked and written on scepticism, on the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of psychology, and on aspects of political philosophy and education. In 2011 he became a Professorial Fellow of Melbourne University’s Law School and Faculty of Arts. His publications include the award-winning memoir 'Romulus, My Father' (1988), and a volume of biographical reflection, 'After Romulus' (2011). He has written and edited numerous titles on ethics and moral philosophy including 'Good and Evil: An Absolute Conception' (1991, 2004), 'A Common Humanity: Thinking about Love & Truth & Justice' (1999); 'The Philosopher’s Dog' (2002); 'Breach of Trust: Truth, Morality and Politics' (2004); 'Thinking about Torture' (2008); and 'Muslims and Multiculturalism' (2011).

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Accession number: 2012.37

Currently not on display

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Dave Tacon (age 36 in 2012)

Raimond Gaita (age 66 in 2012)

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.