I am a lecturer and research fellow at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. My
main areas of interest are philosophy of biology, philosophy of psychology (from psychoanalysis to evolutionary
psychology), philosophy of language, and the history and philosophy of race.
current project is on philosophy of race. I am interested in the
following questions. What is race? Is race biologically real, socially
real, or not real at all? If there are no races,
what are there? What is the relationship between race, racism,
ethnicity and ethnocentrism? Can philosophy of language help us to
define these terms? What role can the history of the race concept play
in answering these questions?
I also have an ongoing interest in the relationship between proximate and evolutionary forms of explanation. I
am especially interested in conflations and confusions surrounding
'how' and 'why' explanations, and how they play out in work at the intersection of biology and psychology.
Below is my publication list. For downloadable preprints see my Philpapers page here and my Academia.edu page here
A. (2017) Replacing Race: Interactive Constructionism about Racialized Groups. Ergo. 4(3)61-92
- Hochman, A. (2017) In Defense of the Metaphysics
of Race. Philosophical Studies. 174(11)2709-2729
- Hochman, A. (2016) Race: Deflate or Pop? Studies
in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences.
- Hochman, A. & Lipphardt, V. (2016) Rasse oder
Vielfalt: Was sagt die Wissensforschung? Kontroverse Annäherungen an die Kategorie
race. In: Christina Isabel Brüning/Lars Deile/Martin Lücke/Julia Nahrstedt
(Hg): Race, Geschichte und Historisches Lernen, Wochenschau-Verlag: Schwalbach
- Griffiths, P. & Hochman, A. (2015)
Developmental Systems Theory. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd:
- Hochman, A. (2015) Of Vikings and Nazis: Norwegian
contributions to the rise and the fall of the idea of a superior Aryan race. Studies
in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 54:84-88
- Hochman, A. (2014) Race Suicide. Living Archives
on Eugenics. http://eugenicsarchive.ca/discover/encyclopedia/535eedb87095aa0000000250
- Hochman, A. (2014) Unnaturalised Racial Naturalism.
Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences.
- Hochman, A. (2013) Against the New Racial
Naturalism. The Journal of Philosophy. 110(7):331-351
- Hochman, A. (2013) Do We Need a Device to Acquire
Ethnic Concepts? Philosophy of Science. 80(5):994-1005
A. (2013) Racial discrimination: How not to do it. Studies in History and
Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 44(3):278-286
A. (2013) The Phylogeny Fallacy and the Ontogeny Fallacy. Biology &