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Dr Patrick Stokes

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer In Philosophy

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy), University of Melbourne, 2000
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2006

Biography

Patrick joined Deakin in 2012, having previously held research fellowships at the University of Hertfordshire (where he remains a Research Fellow), the University of Copenhagen and St Olaf College.

Patrick's work sits at the intersections of the Continental and Analytic traditions, with research interests in 19th and 20th Century European Philosophy, personal identity, narrative selfhood, moral psychology, death and remembrance, and philosophy of religion. A particular focus in recent years has been bringing Kierkegaard into dialogue with contemporary analytic philosophy of personal identity and moral psychology, as well as exploring temporal and perspectival aspects of the question of selfhood.

Patrick is the author of The Naked Self: Kierkegaard and Personal Identity (Oxford, 2015) and Kierkegaard's Mirrors: Interest, Self, and Moral Vision (Palgrave, 2010), co-editor with John Lippitt of Narrative, Identity, and the Kierkegaardian Self (Edinburgh, 2015) and with Adam Buben of Kierkegaard and Death (Indiana University Press, 2011) and has published in edited collections and journals such as European Journal of Philosophy, Inquiry, Continental Philosophy Review, British Journal for the History of Philosophy,  Journal of Consciousness Studies, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences and Philosophy and Technology.

Patrick is also a regular contributor to The Conversation, New Philosopher, and a regular media commentator on philosophical issues. He was awarded the Australasian Association of Philosophy Media Prize in 2014.

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Research interests

Kierkegaard, personal identity, narrative selfhood, 19th and 20th century European philosophy, death and the moral/phenomenal status of the dead, moral psychology, philosophy of religion.

Affiliations

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)
Advisory Board Member, Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook

Units taught

ASP102/202 World Religions
ASP227/327 Philosophies of Religion
ASP129 Love, Sex, and Death

Conferences

Convenor (with Jeffrey Hanson) of "Kierkegaard in the World" conference (Australian Catholic University, August 2013) Convenor (with John Lippitt) of "Narrative, Identity and the Kierkegaardian Self" conference (University of Hertfordshire, November 2011) Convenor (with Adam Buben) of "Kierkegaard and Death" conference (St Olaf College, December 2007)

Media appearances

Research groups

  • Centre for Citizenship and Globalization
  • Persona, Celebrity, Publics (PCP) Emerging Research Group

Projects

  • Kierkegaard on personal identity
  • Affective identification and time
  • Death and immortality in the digital age
  • The moral psychology of K.E. Lgstrup.

Publications

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2015

Narrative holism and the moment

Dr Patrick Stokes

(2015), pp. 1-1, Narrative, identity, and the Kierkegaardian self, Edinburgh, Scotland, B1

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The naked self: Kierkegaard and personal identity

Dr Patrick Stokes

(2015), Oxford, Eng., A1

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The untameable logic of sacrifice

Dr Patrick Stokes

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 299-304, Critical horizons, London, Eng., C1

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Deletion as second death: the moral status of digital remains

Dr Patrick Stokes

(2015), Vol. 17, pp. 237-248, Ethics and information technology, Berlin, Germany, C1

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2014

Consciousness

Dr Patrick Stokes

(2014), pp. 55-59, Kierkegaard's concepts tome II : classicism to enthusiasm, Aldershot, England, B1

chapter
2013

Death

Dr Patrick Stokes

(2013), pp. 357-374, The Oxford handbook of Kierkegaard, Oxford , England, B1

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Will it be me? Identity, concern, and perspective

Dr Patrick Stokes

(2013), Vol. 43, pp. 206-226, Canadian journal of philosophy, Abingdon, England, C1

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The soul of a philosopher : reply to Turnbull

Dr Patrick Stokes, Anthony Rudd

(2013), Vol. 2013, pp. 475-494, Kierkegaard studies yearbook 2013, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Crossing the bridge: the first-person and time

Dr Patrick Stokes

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 1-18, Phenomenology and the cognitive sciences, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1

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2012

Is narrative identity four-dimensionalist?

Dr Patrick Stokes

(2012), Vol. 20, pp. E86-E106, European journal of philosophy, Chichester, England, C1-1

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Ghosts in the machine : do the dead live on in Facebook?

Dr Patrick Stokes

(2012), Vol. 25, pp. 363-379, Philosophy and technology, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Philosophy has consequences! Developing metacognition and active learning in the ethics classroom

Dr Patrick Stokes

(2012), Vol. 35, pp. 143-169, Teaching philosophy, Charlottesville, Va., C1

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2011

Uniting the perspectival subject: two approaches

Dr Patrick Stokes

(2011), Vol. 10, pp. 23-44, Phenomenology and the cognitive sciences, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Duties to the dead? Earnest imagination and remembrance

Dr Patrick Stokes

(2011), pp. 253-273, Kierkegaard and death, Bloomington, Indiana, B1-1

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2010

What’s missing in episodic selfhood? A Kierkegaardian response to Galen Strawson

Dr Patrick Stokes

(2010), Vol. 17, pp. 119-143, Journal of consciousness studies, Devon, England, C1-1

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Fearful asymmetry: Kierkegaard’s search for the direction of time

Dr Patrick Stokes

(2010), Vol. 43, pp. 485-507, Continental philosophy review, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Naked subjectivity: minimal vs. narrative selves in Kierkegaard

Dr Patrick Stokes

(2010), Vol. 53, pp. 356-382, Inquiry: an interdisciplinary journal of philosophy, Abingdon, England, C1-1

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‘See for your self’: Contemporaneity, autopsy and presence in Kierkegaard’s moral-religious psychology

Dr Patrick Stokes

(2010), Vol. 18, pp. 297-319, British journal for the history of philosophy, Abingdon, England, C1-1

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Kierkegaard's mirrors: Interest, self, and moral vision

Dr Patrick Stokes

(2010), Houndsmill, England, A1-1

book
2009

Anti-climacus and neo-lockeanism : towards a Kierkegaardian personal identity theory

Dr Patrick Stokes

(2009), pp. 529-557, Kierkegaard studies yearbook 2009, Berlin , Germany, B1-1

chapter

The science of the dead : proto-spiritualism in Kierkegaard’s Copenhagen

Dr Patrick Stokes

(2009), pp. 132-149, Kierkegaard and the religious crisis of the 19th century, Sala, Slovakia, B1-1

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2008

‘Interest’ in Kierkegaard’s structure of consciousness

Dr Patrick Stokes

(2008), Vol. 48, pp. 438-458, International philosophical quarterly, New York, NY, C1-1

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Locke, Kierkegaard, and the phenomenology of personal identity

Dr Patrick Stokes

(2008), Vol. 16, pp. 645-672, International journal of philosophical studies, Abingdon, England, C1-1

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