Biography

 

 

Derek Melser was born in Dunedin, New Zealand and studied philosophy to MA at Victoria University of Wellington in the 1960s under G.E.Hughes, a former pupil of Wittgenstein. After a variety of non-academic employments, chiefly including furniture-making, Dr Melser returned to academic study in the late 1990s, completing a doctorate at Massey University in 2001.

The Act of Thinking is based on his PhD thesis, "Incipient Action".

He lives near Masterton, New Zealand.

My Philosophical Progress

Contact email address: derek@derekmelser.org

 

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