Dr. Rob Wilson
Rob Wilson is professor of philosophy at the University of Western Australia. He is the author of editor of seven books, including The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences (1999) and, most recently, The Eugenic Mind Project (2018). Rob has established a number of community engagement initiatives with a philosophical edge, including founding Philosophy for Children Alberta in 2008, directing the large-scale research project Living Archives on Eugenics in Western Canada, and, most recently, founding the not-for-profit, Philosophical Engagement in Public Life (PEiPL). His current projects include Keeping Kinship in Mind, funded by the ARC Discovery Program, rebuilding and expanding the EugenicsArchives.ca website, and repairing a bathroom ceiling. Rob was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2009 and is a long-standing member of the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists.