Staff profile - Jack Reynolds

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Prof Jack Reynolds

Position: Associate Head Of School (Research)
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SHSS Arts & Ed
Campus: Melbourne Burwood 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

Student supervision

Dale Clisby, Deleuze's Secret Dualism

Steven Churchill, Sartre


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




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

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)

Merleau-Ponty: Key Concepts (2008, with Diprose)

Selected articles

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

“Time, Philosophy and Chronopathologies”, Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy, Issue 15, 2012, p64-80.

“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.

“The Master-slave dialectic and the ‘sado-masochistic entity’: Some Objections”, Angelaki, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2009, p11-25.

“Chickening Out and the Idea of Continental Philosophy”, International Journal of Philosophical Studies, Vol 17, No. 2, p255-72, 2009.

“Touched by Time: Some Critical Reflections on Derrida’s Reading of Merleau-Ponty in Le Toucher” Sophia, Vol. 47, No. 3, October 2008, p311-25.

“Deleuze’s other-structure: beyond the master-slave dialectic but at what cost?”, Symposium, Vol 12, No. 1, Spring 2008, p67-88. 

“Wounds and Scars: Deleuze on the Time (and the Ethics) of the Event”, Deleuze Studies, Vol. 2, December 2007, p144-66.

Book chapters

"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.

"Sartre's Legacy", co-written with Steven Churchill, Sartre: Key Concepts, Durham, UK: Acumen 2013.

“Existentialism and Politics”, Encyclopedia of Political Thought, ed. Michael T. Gibbons, Wiley-Blackwell 2014.

“Existentialism and Post-structuralism: Some Unfashionable Observations”, co-written with Ashley Woodward, Continuum Companion to Existentialism, London: Continuum 2011.

“Existentialism”, Routledge Companion to Phenomenology, ed. S. Overgaard, and S. Luft, London: Routledge 2011.

“The Analytic/Continental Divide: A Contretemps?”, The Antipodean Philosopher: Public Lectures in Australasia, Vol. 1, ed. Graham Oppy and Nick Trakakis, New York: Lexington Books 2010.

“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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