Clive Hamilton

Clive Hamilton

Clive Hamilton is the former Executive Director of The Australia Institute, a self described 'progressive' Australian think tank. In June 2008 he was appointed to the newly created Vice-Chancellor's Chair at Charles Sturt University and joined The Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) as Professor of Public Ethics based at ANU.

Hamilton publishes and comments on a range of environmental, social and economic issues, and regularly appears in the Australian media. He offers a critique of modern capitalism and consumerism. He is the author of Growth Fetish, Scorcher and Silencing Dissent. His latest book The Freedom Paradox is a critiqe of both economic liberalism and the unintended consequences of the social movements of the 60s. He draws on European and Eastern philosophy to argue that we lack inner freedom and proposes a moral theory that shuns moral relativism and religious faith.

Hamilton has held visiting positions at the Australian National University, the University of Sydney, the University of Technology, Sydney and the University of Cambridge.

Hamilton has a BA in Pure Mathematics from the Australian National University, a BEc (First Class Honours) in Economics from the University of Sydney and a PhD in economics from the University of Sussex.


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