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Dr. Matthew Sharpe
|Area||School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Phone||+61 3 522 72578|
|Location||Deakin, Waurn Ponds|
|Role and profile||
Doctor Matthew Sharpe teaches philosophy and psychoanalytic studies at Deakin University, and is presently Discipline Convenor of the Philosophy group. He is a research associate at the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation at the Burwood campus.
He is co-author of Zizek and Politics (Edinburgh UP 2010), The Times Will Suit Them: Postmodern Conservatism in Australia (Allen & Unwin 2008), Understanding Psychoanalysis (Acumen 2008), and Slavoj Zizek: A Little Piece of the Real (2005) and articles on critical and political theory, psychoanalysis, classical philosophy, and the philosophy of culture.
He completed his PhD on Zizek at the University of Melbourne in 2002, after completing his honours thesis on the political philosophy of Albert Camus in 1998. He has since published extensively on critical theory, political philosophy, classical thought and the history of ideas, psychoanalytic theory, film and contemporary politics.
His ongoing research interests include political philosophy, psychoanalysis and critical theory, epistemology, and conservative and reactionary political thought.
Dr Sharpe is a founding member of the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy where he periodically gives lectures.
|Teaching responsibilities||lecturer in philosophy, psychoanalytic studies|
|Research interests||Dr Sharpe is interested in the intersections between politics, philosophy and psychoanalysis, and classical philosophy in particular. His research draws on the history of political ideas, the Frankfurt School tradition, Lacanian theory and increasingly on the work of Pierre Hadot. He is currently undertaking research in the history of Western concepts of nature, and epistemology.|
|Current research projects||
On Camus as Philosopher
On Pierre Hadot and the history of Western conceptions of nature and the good life
On Religion and Politics (ARC Discovery CI)
|Service to the University,
discipline or community
|Dr Sharpe has spoken at several Melbourne and Geelong philosophy cafes, delivered many lecture series at the MSCP, and been involved in several community groups. He has previously been Honors coordinator in Philosophy, and is presently Discipline convenor of the Philosophy group.|
2010 Deakin Arts Faculty Research Award (B/C Level)
2011 Deakin Arts Faculty Research Award (B/C Level)
2012 member and CI in ARC Discovery team "Religion and Political Thought"
|Qualifications||PhD University of Melbourne 2002, Social Theory and Philosophy|
Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy (MSCP)
Australasian Society of Continental Philosophy
|Research link||View Deakin associated research data|