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Dr Sandra Lynch holds a BA. (University of Illinois), an MA.Hons. (Macquarie University) and a Ph.D (University of NSW) in philosophy. She also has a background as a school teacher (Diploma of Education (Wollongong Teachers’ College). Her research interests lie in the areas of ethics and values education, the constitution of the self, friendship, critical thinking, and the intersection of philosophy and literature. Sandra’s background in education has led to a long-standing involvement in the Philosophy in Schools Association of NSW and in the promotion of critical and creative thinking skills in schools and in university classrooms. Her most recent publications include the following books and papers:
- Strategies for a Thinking Classroom e:lit 003, (Marrickville, NSW: Primary English Teachers Association, 20080 with Gregory Leaney.
- Philosophy and Friendship: Thinking About Identity and Difference (Edinburgh: EUP, 2005).
- The Plague – Top Notes (Sydney: Five Senses Education Pty.Ltd.: 2006)
- “Building Community and Intellectual Capacity” in Proceedings of the Inaugural National Conference on Service-Learning at Abbotsleigh in Sydney 8 - 10 October 2005.
- “Aristotle and Derrida on Friendship”. Contretemps 3: The Online Journal of Philosophy, University of Sydney, 2003.
- “Friendship, Ethics and Democracy” in Philosophy, Democracy and Education (Append Philosophy Series, Vol. 4), ed. Philip Cam (Seoul, Korea: Korean National Commission for UNESCO, 2003)