N. N. Trakakis

N. N. (Nektarios Nikolaos) Trakakis was born in Melbourne, Australia to parents from Crete. After undertaking undergraduate studies in philosophy and theology, he pursued further research in philosophy of religion at Monash University, completing a PhD on the ‘problem of evil’. He has taught philosophy and religious studies at Monash University and Deakin University, and is currently Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University.

His philosophical work focuses on the meaning and justification of religious belief and practice, and in this area he has published The God Beyond Belief (Springer, 2007), The End of Philosophy of Religion (Continuum, 2008), and (as editor, with Graham Oppy) a five-volume History of Western Philosophy of Religion (Acumen, 2009).

He is also a writer, editor and translator of poetry. He edited Southern Sun, Aegean Light: Poetry of Second-Generation Greek-Australians (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2011), and he has published several volumes of his own poetry and prose, the most recent being From Dusk to Dawn (2012).

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