Arran Gare

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“Arran Gare is Associate Professor (Reader) in Philosophy and Cultural Inquiry at Swinburne University, and founder of the Joseph Needham Centre for Complex Processes Research. The focus of his research is transforming culture to create a global ecological civilization. He has published widely on environmental philosophy, process metaphysics and the metaphysical foundations of the sciences, the history of ideas, complexity theory, human ecology, economics, the emergent theory of mind, social and cultural theory, ethics and political philosophy." (


He is the author of a number of books, including

  • Postmodernism and the Environmental Crisis (London: Routledge, 1995)
  • Nihilism Inc.: Environmental Destruction and the Metaphysics of Sustainability

(Sydney: Eco-Logical Press, 1996) and

  • The Philosophical Foundationsof Ecological Civilization: A Manifesto for the Future (London:

Routledge, 2017).

In 2005 he founded the on-line journal Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, of which he is chief editor” (

More information


  1. Strong Democracy‎
  2. Ecopoiesis
  3. Ontology of Relational Processes