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Researcher output profile for Dr Sean Bowden
Dr Sean Bowden's research brings together some of the most promising developments in contemporary French philosophy and American pragmatism in order to devise a new, critical approach to the relationship between truth, meaning, agency, objectivity, normativity and social and political struggle. Focussing in particular on thinkers such as Gilles Deleuze and Robert Brandom, Sean is concerned to show how we can and even must be simultaneously committed to: a social-practice conception of meaning and truth; an ongoing critical questioning of the value of those contemporary, institutionalized norms governing our social practices; and objectivity.
Sean completed his PhD in 2009 under a cotutelle arrangement between the University of New South Wales and the University of Paris 8. His thesis was awarded, at UNSW, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences’ Best Doctoral Thesis Prize 2009, and at Paris 8, the mention très honorable avec les félicitations du jury à l’unanimité. In 2004, Sean was presented with the University Medal in Philosophy at UNSW and was the recipient of a prestigious French Government Scholarship from the French Embassy in Australia, allowing him to pursue postgraduate study in France.
Since completing his PhD, Sean has taught at the University of Wollongong, the University of Melbourne and, most recently, Deakin University. He is the author of The Priority of Events: Deleuze's Logic of Sense (Edinburgh University Press, 2011), and the co-editor, with Simon Duffy, of Badiou and Philosophy (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming in 2012). Sean is also a Government/Institutional Representative for the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy.
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