Paul Crittenden was born in country NSW in 1936. He is an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and former Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Sydney University. He was a Catholic priest for many years, but resigned in 1983 and subsequently married. He is the author of Learning to be Moral: Philosophical Thoughts about Moral Development, has edited several books in philosophy and has published numerous papers. He writes mainly on topics in ethics, philosophy of education, Greek philosophy, and modern European philosophy from Nietzsche to Sartre. Paul Crittenden is currently president of the Sydney University Arts Association and vice-president of the Sydney Society of Literature and Aesthetics.