Skip to main content

We’re thrilled to welcome you back to the Gallery! Please see what we need you to do first.

Menu

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.

Raimond Gaita, 2012

Dave Tacon

type C photograph on paper (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

Copyright image request form
Request a digital copy of an image for publication

Artist and subject

Dave Tacon (age 36 in 2012)

Raimond Gaita (age 66 in 2012)

Subject professions

Education and research

Related information

The Companion

Permanent collection catalogue

Café and shop

On one level The Companion talks about the most famous and frontline Australians, but on another it tells us about ourselves: who we read, who we watch, who we listen to, who we cheer for, who we aspire to be, and who we'll never forget. The Companion is available to buy online and in the Portrait Gallery Store.

The National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery

The Gallery

Explore portraiture and come face to face with Australian identity, history, culture, creativity and diversity.

Plan your visit

Timed ticketing, location, accessibility and amenities

Support your Portrait Gallery

We depend on your support to keep creating our programs, exhibitions, publications and building the amazing portrait collection!

We would like to thank our partners.
© National Portrait Gallery 2020
King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia


Phone +61 2 6102 7000
Fax +61 2 6102 7001
ABN: 54 74 277 1196

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.