I am a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame Australia in Sydney. 


I work mainly in epistemology, ethics, and decision theory.


I am currently completing my PhD at the University of Sydney under Brian Hedden, Mark Colyvan, and Philip Pettit (expected 2022). I also have a BA and MPhil from USYD, and have been a visiting graduate student at Princeton University, King’s College London, and the University of Chicago. 

Here’s my CV.

You can contact me at timjsmartt@gmail.com.


Arbitrariness Arguments Against Temporal Discounting

Forthcoming in the Australasian Philosophical Review

Reconsidering the Rule of Consideration: Probabilistic Knowledge and Legal Proof

Forthcoming in Episteme


Book Reviews

Review of Probabilistic Knowledge by Sarah Moss

Ethics vol. 129, no. 2 (2019): 430–438



Where There's Smoke, There's Conspiracy Theorists (with Mark Colyvan and Hannah Tierney)

ABC Religion & Ethics. November 3, 2020.

Compulsory COVID-19 Vaccination Makes Sense

Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times, and WA Today. August 10, 2020.