Staff profile - Matthew Sharpe

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Dr Matthew Sharpe

Position: Senior Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts & Education
Department: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 52272578 +61 3 52272578



  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne, 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne, 1999
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Arts), University of Melbourne, 2002


Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy (MSCP)
Australasian Society of Continental Philosophy


Teaching Interests

lecturer in philosophy, psychoanalytic studies


Awards and prizes

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"


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.

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