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Prof Raoul Mortley   AO, FAHA

D.Litt (Strasbourg), BA (Sydney), Hon.D.Univ (N'cle,NSW), D. 3e cycle, MA (Monash)

Prof Raoul Mortley
Dean and Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Faculty of Society and Design
Bond University QLD 4229
Australia


Position 1
Title
Dean and Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Department
Faculty of Society and Design

Telephone
Office Telephone Number
Within Australia:
From overseas:

7 559 52503
+61 7 559 52503
Closest Fax Number
Within Australia:
From overseas:

7 559 52672
+61 7 559 52672
Location
Building Level: 4
Building: Society & Design Building
Location: Bond University
Position 2
Title
Professor

Department
Faculty of Society and Design

Telephone
Office Telephone Number
Within Australia:
From overseas:

7 559 52503
+61 7 559 52503
Location
Building Level: 4
Building: Society & Design Building
Location: Bond University
Professional Biography
Professor Raoul Mortley AO was appointed in October 2002 as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences after appointments as Vice-Chancellor at Newcastle & also at Bond University.

For a period he was a consultant to higher education and business, working most recently through TFG International Pty Ltd. He has worked for the Commonwealth Government, the World Bank/IFC, and has also worked in nine universities in Australia.

Professor Mortley has been Chair of the NSW Vice-Chancellor's Committee, Chair of the Australian Education office in Washington, Chair of the AV-CC Intellectual Property & Copyright Committee, and Chair of the Professional Standards Board for Trade Marks and Patent Attorneys. He was educated at the University of Sydney, Monash University and the University of Strasbourg, & has spent substantial periods as Researcher and Director of Research in the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris.

Professor Mortley's scholarly work is in philosophy & the history of ideas,some of which is available on epublications at Bond University. Some of his work is available on Kindle. He is presently working on the essential ideas of the West. He taught in the Collège de France as Visiting International Professor in 2000 & also was appointed Visiting Professor in the Sorbonne in 2003, lecturing in the area of Greek Philosophy. His book "Plotinus: Self & the World" is to appear with Cambridge University Press in November 2013.
Qualifications
Doctorat ès lettres - University of Strasbourg
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - University of Sydney
Honorary Doctorate of the University - The University of Newcastle
Doctorat du troisieme cycle - University of Strasbourg
Master of Arts - Monash University
Other professional appointments

Pro Vice-Chancellor - Bond University

Professor of Historical Philosophy - Bond University

Research interests & research expertise

Professor Mortley has worked in the area of philosophy and the history of ideas since his undergraduate days, during which he was trained in Latin, Greek and Philosophy. His publications lie in the area of Platonism, Neoplatonism and the development of Christianity. More recently he has begun to focus on Plotinus, and is writing a book on that philosopher, on the general area of the self and its limits.

Publications
Raoul Mortley
(Personal researcher page)

Recent Publications
  • What is negative theology? The Western origins
  • French philosophers in conversation: Levinas, Schneider, Serres, Irigaray, Le Doeuff, Derrida
  • From Word to Silence, Vol.1, The Rise and Fall of Logos
  • Ancient Mysticism : Greek and Christian Mysticism, and some comparisons with Buddhism
  • From Word to Silence, Vol. 2, The Way of Negation, Christian and Greek