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Dr Tom Campbell

BA (Oxon), MA, PhD (Glasgow), FRSE

Elected: 1994

Discipline: Law

Specialisation: philosophy, law, ethics, justice, business, rights

Date of Passing: 27/07/2019


Dr Tom Campbell received his PhD from the University of Glasgow in 1969, having been a Snell Exhibitioner and Ferguson Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford.  He was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Stirling (1973-79), then Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Glasgow (1979-1990). He subsequently moved to Australia, initially to the Faculty of Law at the Australian National University, where he was Dean of Law from 1994 to 1997; and latterly at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, an ARC funded Special Research Centre at Charles Sturt University, Canberra. He specialised in legal philosophy and business ethics and wrote on Justice, Legal Positivism, Democracy and Rights.


  • President, The Australian Institute of Health, Law and Ethics (1995-98)
  • President, The Australian Society of Legal Philosophy (1999-present)
  • Editor, Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy (1999-present).


  • Tom Campbell (2001) Sceptical Essays on Human Rights. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Tom Campbell (2001) Justice, 2nd edn. London: Macmillan.
  • Tom Campbell (1996) The Legal Theory of Ethical Positivism. Aldershot: Dartmouth Publishing.
  • Tom Campbell (1983) The Left and Rights. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
  • Tom Campbell (1971) Adam Smith’s Science of Morals. London: George Allen & Unwin.


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