Mr Bradley Gooding

Mr Bradley Gooding

Associate Lecturer,
School of Law


Dr Bradley Gooding is an ECR Associate Lecturer who emphasizes critical thinking skills-building through the overlaying of topics in political, moral and ethical philosophy and law. Bradley concluded his undergraduate studies with the University of Queensland in 2014 with a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Arts, earning Honours Class I and Honours Class I (in the field of Philosophy) respectively, and he was recently awarded his PhD by University of New South Wales School of Law in January 2020, with the submission 'Plurality in Legal Reasoning - The Place of Value Pluralism in Theories of Law and Adjudication'. This thesis sought to contribute to recent Australasian discourse on the development of a pluralistic jurisprudence through the exploration of the normative commitments of pluralism, as grounded in the thought of Isaiah Berlin and as compared with the legal theories of Joseph Raz, Ronald Dworkin, and Richard Posner. His ongoing research interests include legal pluralism, pragmatic theories of adjudication, interpretivist legal theory, Otherness and the law, the incommensurability of value and human rationality, the epistemology of law, rational decision theory, pluralist ethics and political theory, and lawyers' professional ethics. He has previously taught 201027 Law's Self-Understanding with Western Sydney University, in Summer 2018 and 2019; he is currently coordinating and teaching 200649 Jurisprudence.

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  • BA/LLB University of Queensland


  • Jurisprudence
  • Legal Epistemology
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Legal Pluralism
  • Philosophical Pragmatism
  • The Incommensurability of Value
  • Value & Decision Theory

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Law


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Location: EK.G.06

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Previous Teaching Areas

  • 200649 Jurisprudence, 2020
  • 200978 Legal Analysis and Critique, 2020

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