Publications etc.



Journal Articles

Douglas, Samuel Paul (2018). “The Qua-Problem and Meaning Scepticism,” Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations 17: 71–78. doi: 10.22381/LPI1720184 or

Opinion and outreach pieces

Douglas, S. (2017, September 30). Independent Australia. Voluntary assisted dying: Solving the impossible trolley problem. Retrieved from,10766

Douglas, S. (2017, June 17). Independent Australia Grenfell Tower disaster: Engineering Responsibility. Retrieved from,10409

Douglas, S. (2017, June 6). Independent Australia. The ‘lucky country’, the ‘fair go’, and getting what we deserve. Retrieved from,10370

Douglas, S. (2017, May 16). Independent Australia. In case you missed it — abortion is still illegal in NSW and QLD in 2017. Retrieved from,10305

Douglas, S. (2017, May 10). Nimbin MardiGrass, cannabis law reform and political malaise. Retrieved from,10281

Douglas, S. (2017, May 7). Independent Australia. Power in Australia: The rich rule and the poor can help themselves. Retrieved from,10272

Douglas, S. (2017, April 30). Independent Australia. Politicians and their ‘Australian values’. Retrieved from,10247

Douglas, S. (2017, April 27). Independent Australia. Fake news, politics and what we think we know. Retrieved from,10236

Douglas, Samuel. Unpaid overtime. Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union, Vol. 23, No. 2, Jun 2016: 44-45.


Douglas, S. (2017, July 5). What’s in a dilemma? Generative thinking from teacher ethics. Paper presented at the Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

Douglas, S. (2010). Implications of the Non-normativity of Meaning. Paper presented at the Australasian Association of Philosophy Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia.


Douglas, S. (2015). Words and the world: a critique of straight solutions to Kripke’s meaning scepticism, Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, University of Newcastle,

Douglas, S. (2005). Paradox and Perfection: Anselm’s Ontological Argument, Unpublished Honours thesis, University of Newcastle.

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