Jeff Malpas is a professor at the University of Tasmania and La Trobe University. He was founder, and until 2005, director of the University of Tasmania’s Centre for Applied Philosophy and Ethics. He is the author or editor of twenty-one books with some of the world’s leading academic presses, and has published over 100 scholarly articles on topics in philosophy, art, architecture, and geography.
Malpas is at the forefront of contemporary philosophical research in the concept of place and his work draws on the thinking of a diverse range of thinkers including, most notably, Albert Camus, Donald Davidson, Martin Heidegger, and Hans-Georg Gadamer. He is currently working on topics including the ethics of place, the failing character of governance, the materiality of memory, the topological character of hermeneutics, the place of art, and the relation between place, boundary, and surface.