Dr Sean Bowden

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer In Philosophy

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

GCHE Not Required, Deakin University, 2014
Doctor of Philosophy, , 2015

Contact

s.bowden@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 68295

Biography summary

Sean Bowden is Lecturer in Philosophy in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Research interests

Sean researches primarily in the area of contemporary French philosophy, but his wider interests take in modern European philosophy and American pragmatism.

Affiliations

The Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy

The Australasian Association of Philosophy

The Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy

The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy

Feast-France The France-Australia Research Network

Teaching interests

ASP307 - Plato and Nietzsche

ASP228 - Philosophy, Art, Film

Knowledge areas

Contemporary French and European philosophy, American pragmatism, theories of action and agency.

Professional activities

Treasurer of the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy

Projects

Sean Bowden's current research explores the philosophical connections between the work of Gilles Deleuze and the work of contemporary American pragmatists such as Robert Brandom. This research is developed in two directions. On the one hand, the project is one in the history of ideas, insofar as it clarifies a number of Deleuze's and Brandom's key philosophical concepts with reference to the work of the classical American pragmatists and the history of German idealism. On the other hand, the project synthesizes in novel ways Deleuze's and Brandom's work in order to develop new ways of thinking about key philosophical notions such as meaning, objectivity, normativity, action and agency.

Publications

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2015

Deleuzian encounters with pragmatism

Dr Sean Bowden, Simone Bignall, Paul Patton

(2015), pp. 1-17, Deleuze and pragmatism, Melbourne, Vic, B1

chapter

Antirepresentationalism and objectivity in Rorty, Brandom and Deleuze

Dr Sean Bowden

(2015), pp. 180-198, Deleuze and Pragmatism, Melbourne Vic., B1

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Normativity and expressive agency in Hegel, Nietzsche, and Deleuze

Dr Sean Bowden

(2015), Vol. 29, pp. 236-259, Journal of speculative philosophy, University Park, Pa., C1

journal

Human and nonhuman agency in Deleuze

Dr Sean Bowden

(2015), pp. 60-80, Deleuze and the non/human, New York , N.Y., B1

chapter

Tragedy and agency in Hegel and Deleuze

Dr Sean Bowden

(2015), pp. 212-228, At the edges of thought: Deleuze and post-Kantian philosophy, Edinburgh, Scotland, B1

chapter
2014

'Willing the event': Expressive agency in Deleuze's Logic of Sense

Dr Sean Bowden

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 231-248, Critical horizons : a journal of philosophy & social theory, London, Eng., C1

journal

Actions and events in Deleuze's logic of sense

Dr Sean Bowden

(2014), pp. 1-9, Deleuze in China: Proceedings of the 2012 Kaifeng International Deleuze Conference, Henan, China, E1

conference
2012

Gilles Deleuze, a reader of Gilbert Simondon

Dr Sean Bowden

(2012), pp. 135-153, Gilbert Simondon : being and technology, Edinburgh, Scotland, B1

chapter

Badiou's philosophical heritage

Dr Sean Bowden, Simon Duffy

(2012), pp. 1-15, Badiou and philosophy, Edinburgh, Scotland, B1

chapter

The set-theoretical nature of Badiou's ontology and Lautman's dialectic of problematic ideas

Dr Sean Bowden

(2012), pp. 39-58, Badiou and Philosophy, Edinburgh, Scotland, B1

chapter
2011

The priority of events : Deleuze's logic of sense

Dr Sean Bowden

(2011), Edinburgh, Scotland, A1

book

Paul Redding's Continental idealism (and Deleuze's continuation of the idealist tradition)

Dr Sean Bowden

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 75-79, Parrhesia, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal
2010

Deleuze's neo-leibnizianism, events and the logic of sense's 'static ontological genesis'

Dr Sean Bowden

(2010), Vol. 4, pp. 301-328, Deleuze studies, Edinburgh, Scotland, C1-1

journal
2008

Alain Badiou: Problematics and the different senses of being in being and event

Dr Sean Bowden

(2008), Vol. 5, pp. 32-47, Parrhesia, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal