Staff profile - Jack Reynolds

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Prof Jack Reynolds

Position: Associate Dean (Research)
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: Office of the Exec. Dean A&E
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 43870 +61 3 924 43870


Teaching Interests

European Philosophy and the History of Ideas


Subjects and units currently teaching

ASP 215 Happiness and the Good Life

ASP 214 Justice and Equality

ASP 326 Language and Reality

ASP 209 Freedom and Subjectivity

Student supervision

Dale Clisby, Deleuze's Secret Dualism

Michael Mitchell, Self-knowledge

Aaron Harrison, Wittgenstein, phenomenology, and seeing-aspects

James Watt, Authenticity and selfhood

Casey Scott, Function, purpose and teleology

Andrew Kirkpatrick, Agency and nature

Kane Simpson, Phenomenology


Awards and prizes

LTU VC Research Award (2011)

LTU Early Career Research Award (2009)


Research interests


Contemporary European Philosophy





Research grants

ARC DIscovery Grant 2008-2011, Analytic and Continental: Arguments on the Methods and Value of Philosophy, $223K, with Dr James Chase, Prof. James Williams, and Prof. Edwin Mares

Research groups

Co-convenor of European Philosophy and the History of Ideas research group, within Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation 

Research page




Phenomenology, Naturalism and Science: A Hybrid and Heretical Proposal (2017)

Chronopathologies: The Politics of Time in Deleuze, Derrida, Analytic Philosophy and Phenomenology (2012)

Analytic Versus Continental: Arguments on the Methods and Value of Philosophy (2011, with Chase)

Merleau-Ponty and Derrida: Intertwining Embodiment and Alterity (2004)

Understanding Existentialism (2006).

Selected edited books

Phenomenology and Science (2016, with Sebold)

Sartre: Key Concepts (2013, with Churchill) 

Continuum Companion to Existentialism (2011, with Joseph and Woodward)

Postanalytic and Metacontinental: Crossing Philosophical Divides (2010, with Chase, Williams, Mares)

Selected articles

"Phenomenology and Naturalism: A Hybrid and Heretical Proposal", International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 2016.

"Merleau-Ponty's Gordian Knot: Transcendental Phenomenology, Science, and Naturalism", Continental Philosophy Review, forthcoming 2017.

“Philosophy’s shame: Reflections on an ambivalent/ambiviolent relationship with science”, Sophia, 55, 1, 2016.

“Direct Perception, Inter-subjectivity and Social Cognition: Why Phenomenology is a Necessary but not Sufficient Condition”, New Yearbook of Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, 2014.

“Transcendental Arguments about Other Minds and Intersubjectivity”, with Matheson Russell, Philosophy Compass, Vol. 6, No. 5, 2011, p300-311.

“Common Sense and Methodology: Some Metaphilosophical Reflections on Deleuze and Analytic Philosophy”, Philosophical Forum, Vol. 41, No. 3 2010, p231-58.

“The Problem of Other Minds: Solutions and Dissolutions in Analytic and Continental Philosophy”, Philosophy Compass. Vol. 5 No. 4 2010, p326-35.

“Derrida, Friendship, and the Transcendental Priority of the ‘Untimely’”, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Vol. 6, No. 36 2010, p663-676.

Book chapters

“Writing the First Person: Existentialist Methodology and Perspective”, with Patrick Stokes, Cambridge Companion to Philosophical Methodology, ed. G. D’Oro and S. Overgaard, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2016.

“Intrinsic time” and the minimal self: reflections on the methodological and metaphysical significance of temporal experience”, Phenomenology and science, eds. J. Reynolds and R. Sebold, New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2016.

“Philosophy and/or politics: Two trajectories of philosophy and their contamination”, Crisis and Reconfigurations. Eds, M. Sharpe, R. Jeffs. New York: Springer 2016.

"Russell, Ryle, and Phenomenology: An Alternative Parsing of the Ways", co-authored with James Chase, in Analytic Philosophy: An Interpretive History, ed. A. Preston, London: Routledge 2016.

"Neither/Nor: Reflections on The Visible and the Invisible", with Jon Roffe, in Understanding Merleau-Ponty, Understanding Modernism, ed. A. Mildenberg, London: Continuum 2016.

"Transcendental Pragmatics? Pragmatism, Deleuze, and Metaphilosophy", Eds. S. Bowden, S. Bignall, London: Routledge 2014.

“Phenomenology and Virtue Ethics: Complementary Anti-theoretical Ethical and Methodological Trajectories?” Phenomenology and Virtue Ethics, eds. K. Hermberg and P. Gyllenhammer, London: Continuum 2013, 113-131.

“The Fate of Transcendental Reasoning in Contemporary Philosophy”, co-written with James Chase, Postanalytic and Metacontinental: Crossing Philosophical Divides, London: Continuum, 2010.

Link to publications

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