A/Prof. Matthew Sharpe

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Education

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

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

Career highlights

ARC Discovery grants:

- on modern recoveries of the idea of philosophy as a way of life

- on religion and politics

Book Camus, Philosophe reissued in paperback due to favorable critical reviews

Book Slavoj Zizek, A Little Piece of the Real reissued by Routledge, 2017

Book (with G. Boucher) The Times Will Suit Them shortlisted for 2018 John Button book award.

Over 750 citations as of December 2019.

Over 30 articles in Tier 1 journals across several disciplines.

Being plenary speaker at 2019 Stoicon event in Athens, the home of Stoicism

Meeting Juliusz Domanski and speaking at testimonial in Warsaw, June 2019, and liaising directly with Ilsetraut Hadot on the translation of Pierre Hadot's Selected Essays (Bloomsbury, 2020).

Research interests

A/P Sharpe has an eclectic array of research interests. Increasingly, he works on classical philosophy and modern receptions thereof, and the early modern period, up to and including the French enlightenment. He is interested in the history of Western receptions of its classical past, and the rich ethical legacy left by Stoic and academic schools in particular.  

A/P Sharpe has expertise in Lacanian and Freudian psychoanalysis, and the use of psychoanaytic theory to read comedies, tragedies, and more contemporary cultural forms like 'Reality television'.   He has published one single-authored and one coauthored book on Slavoj Zizek's work, and with Joanne Faulkner, Understanding Psychoanalysis.

In the past, he has published on aesthetics, the theory of ideology, eschatology and political theology, and critical theory.  He has written on a host of different thinkers: for instance John Macdowell, Jacques Lacan, Montaigne, Voltaire, Maimonides, Pierre Hadot, and Epictetus.

He is 2017-19 working on a project looking at the critical theory tradition's relationship with the enlightenment.  He is also part of a group of researchers at Deakin looking at the return of the Far Right globally.

Affiliations

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

Teaching interests

lecturer in philosophy

history of ethics

political philosophy

philosophy as a way of life

humanism as an educational program and ideal

psychoanalysis and social theory

Units taught

ASP215: Philosophies of Happiness and the Good Life: Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, early modern and modern philosophers address virtue, passions, love, pleasure, fame, publicity, egoism and altruism, lying, and torture.

ASP224: Freud and Philosophy: Freud, Lacan, and their applications to social issues: feminism, gender, race, authoritarianism, narcissism and social media.

Honors units (since 2006): Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Bacon, the enlightenment, Hegel, intellectual vices (2019)

Knowledge areas

Modern receptions of classical Greek philosophy: Leo Strauss, Pierre Hadot, Albert Camus, as well as Nazi receptions of antiquity.

Hellenistic philosophy

Roman philosophy

Enilghtenment philosophy

Psychoanalysis

20th century European philosophy

Albert Camus

Expertise

Classical philosophy; Hellenistic ethics; Critical theory; Psychoanalysis; Stoicism; philosophy as a way of life; history of ideas; reactionary thought.

Professional activities

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,  Discipline convenor of the Philosophy group, and Associate Head of School or Research, and is the Coconvenor of EPHI (European Philosophy and History of Ideas) at Deakin..

Media appearances

Matthew has appeared many times on community, local and national radio.  These appearances include:

October 2019: on the philosopher's zone, talking about Freud and philosophy

October 2019: on Soul Search, on Stoicism as a way of life

August 2018: on Adelaide ABC, talking about fascism

April 2018: taking about Voltaire's meeting with Benjamin Franklin

2015: on Philosopher's Zone, Radio National, talking about the enlightenment

2013: on Philosopher's Zone, talking about Camus

2008: community and national radio in connection with book with Geoffrey Boucher, The Times will suit them

Research groups

Governance and Development, Alfred Deakin Institute

Awards

2019: Arts-Education Faculty Commendation, High Student satisfaction, ASP215 teaching.

2019: School of Humanities and Social Sciences commendation for high eVALUate (student satisfaction) results, ASP215 teaching.

2018: School of Humanities and Social Sciences commendation for high eVALUate (student satisfaction) results, ASP215 teaching.

2018: ARC Centre for Excellence in History of the Emotions project grant ($4000) on Francis Bacon, rhetoric, and the emotions.

2018: two Research Excellence ADI grants for publication in Tier One journals.

2011 Deakin Arts Faculty Research Award (B/C Level).

2010 Deakin Arts Faculty Research Award (B/C Level).

2014-2018: CI in ARC Discovery grant "Reinventing Philosophy as a Way of Life".

2013-2018:  CI in ARC Discovery team "Religion and Political Thought"

2008, 2010: Faculty teaching commendations, high student satisfaction results.

Projects


On Pierre Hadot and the history of Western conceptions of nature and the good life

On the normativity and realities of the French enlightenment, beyond its polemical criticisms

On the nature of the Far Right, the reasons for its resurgence, and the role of philosophical and intellectual movements and figures in the same.

On critical theory and its relationship with the ideas of the enlightenment

 


 

Publications

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2020

Camus as Philosopher amongst Philosophers

Maciej Ka?u?a, Peter Francev, Matthew Sharpe

(2020), Vol. 5, pp. 1-28, Brill's companion to Camus : Camus among the philosophers, Leiden, The Netherlands, B1

book chapter

Modern Rebellion before the Terror: Reading Diderot after Camus

Matthew Sharpe

(2020), Vol. 5, pp. 91-112, Brill's companion to Camus : Camus among the philosophers, Leiden, Germany, B1

book chapter

Pierre Hadot: Stoicism as a Way of Life

Matthew Sharpe

(2020), pp. 260-280, French and Italian Stoicisms: From Sartre to Agamben, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

In the crosshairs of the fourfold: critical thoughts on Aleksandr Dugin's Heidegger

Matthew Sharpe

(2020), Vol. 21, pp. 1-21, Critical horizons, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Camus as Philosopher amongst the Philosophers: Brill's Companion to Camus

Peter Francev, Maciej Kaluza

(2020), Leiden, A7

edited book
2019

Camus' 'midday thought', a precursor to speculative realism?

Matthew Sharpe

(2019), pp. 160-177, Why do things break?, Newcastle on Tyne, England, B1

book chapter

After the fall: camus on evil

Matthew Sharpe

(2019), pp. 163-174, Routledge handbook of the philosophy of evil, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Fantasy

Matthew Sharpe, Kirk Turner

(2019), pp. 187-198, Routledge handbook of psychoanalytical political theory, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Wherewith to draw us to the left and right: on reading Heidegger in the new millennium

Matthew Sharpe

(2019), pp. 77-110, Confronting Heidegger: a critical dialogue on politics and philosophy, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Zizek's Kant, or the Crack in the Universal (Politicizing the Transcendental Turn)

Matthew Sharpe

(2019), Vol. 1, pp. 33-55, Zizek Studies: The Greatest Hits (So Far), Bern, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

Killing the father, Parmenides: On Lacan's anti-philosophy

Matthew Sharpe

(2019), Vol. 52, pp. 51-74, Continental philosophy review, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Home to men's business and bosoms: philosophy and rhetoric in Francis Bacon's Essayes

M Sharpe

(2019), Vol. 27, pp. 492-512, British journal for the history of philosophy, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

From Amy Allen to Abb Raynal: critical theory, the enlightenment and colonialism

M Sharpe

(2019), Vol. 20, pp. 178-199, Critical horizons, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

Una questione di due verita? Osservazioni sulla parresia e sulla differenza tra 'politico e filosofico'

M Sharpe

(2018), Vol. 456, pp. 139-164, Contro-parolo: Foucault e la parr?sia, Milano, Italy, B1

book chapter

Ilsetraut Hadot's Seneca: spiritual direction and the transformation of the other

M Sharpe

(2018), pp. 104-123, Ethics and self-cultivation: historical and contemporary perspectives, New York, N.Y., B1

book chapter

Bacon

M Sharpe

(2018), Vol. 3, pp. 7-26, Knowledge in modern philosophy, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

The demise of grand narratives? Postmodernism, power-knowledge, and applied epistemology

M Sharpe

(2018), pp. 318-331, The Routledge handbook of applied epistemology, New York, N.Y., B1

book chapter

The being of the Volk: state, Fhrer and 'the political' in Heidegger's seminars during the Kairos

M Sharpe

(2018), pp. 199-217, Law and philosophical theory: critical intersections, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Camus and forgiveness, after the fall

M Sharpe

(2018), pp. 149-163, Phenomenology and Forgiveness, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Towards a phenomenology of Sagesse: uncovering the unique philosophical problematic of Pierre hadot

M Sharpe

(2018), Vol. 23, pp. 125-138, Angelaki: journal of the theoretical humanities, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Rhetorical action in the Rektoradsrede: calling Heidegger's Gefolgschaft

M Sharpe

(2018), Vol. 51, pp. 176-201, Philosophy & rhetoric, University Park, Pa., C1

journal article

The topics transformed: reframing the Baconian prerogative instances

M Sharpe

(2018), Vol. 56, pp. 429-454, Journal of the history of philosophy, Baltimore, Md., C1

journal article

On reading Heidegger-after the "Heidegger case"?

M Sharpe

(2018), Vol. 19, pp. 334-360, Critical horizons, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Bibliopolitics: the history of notation and the birth of the citational academic subject

Matthew Sharpe, Kirk Turner

(2018), Vol. 25, pp. 146-173, Foucault studies, Kelvin Grove, Qld., C1

journal article
2017

Slavoj ?i?ek: A little piece of the real

M Sharpe

(2017), pp. 1-273, Slavoj Zizek: A Little Piece of the Real, A1

book

Introduction: European thought, after the deluge

R Jeffs, M Sharpe

(2017), Vol. 25, pp. 1-24, 100 years of European philosophy since the Great War: crisis and reconfigurations, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

1750, casualty 1914: lest we forget (the preKantian enlightenment)

M Sharpe

(2017), Vol. 25, pp. 251-276, 100 years of European philosophy since the Great War: crisis and reconfigurations, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

What of all the others? On recovering the Enlightenment

M Sharpe

(2017), pp. 61-87, Rethinking the Enlightenment: between history, philosophy and politics, Lanham, Md., B1

book chapter

Fearless?: Peter Weir, the sage, and the fragility of goodness

M Sharpe

(2017), Vol. 41, pp. 136-157, Philosophy and literature, Baltimore, Md., C1

journal article

Guests, hosts, strangers: far from men and Camus' Algerians

M Sharpe

(2017), Vol. 21, pp. 326-348, Film-Philosophy, Edinburgh, Scotland, C1

journal article

Camus and the virtues (with and beyond Sherman)

M Sharpe

(2017), Vol. 61, pp. 679-708, Philosophy today, Charlottesville, Va., C1

journal article

Socrates reborn? Philosophy, after the disciplines

M Sharpe

(2017), Vol. 47/48, pp. 305-323, Arena journal, Fitzroy, Vic., C1

journal article

Traversing the fantasy: Critical responses to Slavoj Zizek

G Boucher, J Glynos, M Sharpe

(2017), pp. 1-268, Traversing the Fantasy: Critical Responses to Slavoj Zizek, A7

edited book

100 Years of European Philosophy Since the Great War: Crisis and Reconfigurations

Matthew Sharpe, Rory Jeffs, Jack Reynolds

(2017), Cham, Switzerland, A7

edited book
2016

Lacanian psychoanalysis and critical theory

M Sharpe

(2016), pp. 560-588, Edinburgh companion to critical theory, Edinburgh, Scotland., B1

book chapter

Hunting Plato's agalmata

M Sharpe

(2016), Vol. 14, pp. 25-37, Philosophy as a literary art: making things up, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Comedy and the agency of the letter in a midsummer night's dream

M Sharpe

(2016), pp. 133-155, Lacan, psychoanalysis, and comedy, Cambridge, Eng., B1

book chapter

Albert Camus' hellenic heart, between Saint Augustine and Hegel

M Sharpe

(2016), Vol. 9, pp. 242-268, Brill's companion to the reception of the classics in international modernism and the avant garde, Boston, Ma., B1

book chapter

'In joy we prepare our lessons': Reading Camus' Noces via their reception of the Eleusinian mysteries

M Sharpe

(2016), Vol. 8, pp. 375-403, Journal of classical receptions, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

There is not just a war: recalling the therapeutic metaphor in western metaphilosophy

M Sharpe

(2016), Vol. 55, pp. 31-54, Sophia, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

On Roland Boer's Marxism and theology

M Sharpe

(2016), Vol. 4, pp. 171-178, Critical research on religion, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Socratic ironies: reading Hadot, reading Kierkegaard

M Sharpe

(2016), Vol. 55, pp. 409-435, Sophia, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

What place discourse, what role rigorous argumentation? Against the standard image of Hadot's conception of philosophy as a way of life

M Sharpe

(2016), Vol. 2016, pp. 25-52, Pli: the Warwick journal of philosophy, Warwick ,Eng., C1

journal article
2015

Camus, philosophe: to return to our beginnings

M Sharpe

(2015), Boston, Ma., A1

book

On a neglected argument in French philosophy: Sceptical humanism in Montaigne, Voltaire and Camus

M Sharpe

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 1-26, Critical horizons, Leiden, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

To not forget: Pierre Hadot's last book on Goethe. Pierre Hadot, N'oublie pas de vivre: pas de vivre: Goethe et la tradition des exercises spirituels (Albin Michel, 2008)

M Sharpe

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 106-117, Parrhesia: a journal of critical philosophy, Parkville, Vic., C1

journal article

Not for personal gratification, or for contention, or to look down on others, or for convenience, reputation, or power : Cultura Animi in Bacon's 1605 Apology for the proficiency and advancement of learning

M Sharpe

(2015), Vol. 4, pp. 37-68, Journal of early modern studies, Firenze, Italy, C1

journal article

The plague and the Panopticon

M Sharpe

(2015), Vol. 133, pp. 59-79, Thesis eleven, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2014

Introduction: secularization and its discontents

M Sharpe, D Nickelson

(2014), pp. 3-19, Secularisations and Their Debates, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, B1

book chapter

In the beginning was ... the story? On secularisation, narrative, and nominalisms

M Sharpe

(2014), pp. 109-130, Secularisations and their debates, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, B1

book chapter

A just judgement? Considerations on Ronald Srigley's Camus' Critique of Modernity

M Sharpe

(2014), Vol. 120, pp. 43-58, Thesis Eleven, C1

journal article

The black side of the sun: Camus, Theology, and the problem of evil

M Sharpe

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 151-174, Political Theology, C1

journal article

Georgics of the mind and the architecture of fortune: Francis Bacon's therapeutic ethics

M Sharpe

(2014), Vol. 43, pp. 89-121, Philosophical Papers, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Between Genet's Bordello and holy communion : Lacan on comedy in seminar V

Matthew Sharpe

(2014), Vol. 6-7, pp. 61-72, Journal of the Jan van Eyck Circle for Lacanian ideology critique, Maastricht, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

How it's not the Chryssippus you read : on Cooper, Hadot, Epictetus, and stoicism as a way of life

M Sharpe

(2014), Vol. 58, pp. 367-392, Philosophy today, Chicago, IL, C1

journal article

Meursault (and Caligula) avec de sade: on the relations between the literary absurds and Camus's philosophical discourses

M Sharpe

(2014), Vol. 2014, pp. 117-144, Journal of Camus Studies, C1

journal article
2013

Name it and claim it: prosperity gospel and the global pentecostal reformation

M Sharpe

(2013), pp. 164-179, Handbook of research on development and religion, Cheltenham, England, B1

book chapter

Stoic virtue ethics

M Sharpe

(2013), pp. 28-41, Handbook of virtue ethics, Durham, England, B1

book chapter

Restoring camus as philosophe: On Ronald Srigley's camus' critique of modernity

M Sharpe

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 400-424, Critical Horizons, C1

journal article

Camus' Askesis: reading Camus in light of the Carnets (and his L'Impromptu des philosophes)

M Sharpe

(2013), Vol. 8, pp. 1149-1164, Philosophical practice, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Controlling the philosophical imaginary: reading Pierre Hadot with Luiz Costa Lima

M Sharpe

(2013), Vol. 54, pp. 225-240, Culture, theory & critique, London, Eng., C1

journal article

On eschatology and the 'return to religion'

M Sharpe

(2013), pp. 203-228, Arena journal, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

The poetic presentation of philosophy: Leo Strauss on Plato's "symposium"

M Sharpe

(2013), Vol. 34, pp. 563-603, Poetics Today, C1

journal article

'More things in heaven and earth ...': The theological aufhebung of Roland Boer

M Sharpe

(2013), pp. 28-58, Arena journal, Fitzroy, Vic., C1-1

journal article
2012

Revaluing megalopsuchia : reflections on the Alcibiades II

M Sharpe

(2012), pp. 134-146, Alcibiades and the Socratic lover-educator, London, U. K., B1

book chapter

Sharing the moment : on the Olympic Games as spectacle

M Sharpe

(2012), pp. 273-286, The Olympics and philosophy, Lexington, Mass., B1

book chapter

'To be or not ...' Lacan and the meaning of being in Shakepeare's Hamlet

M Sharpe

(2012), pp. 89-116, The literary Lacan : from literature to lituraterre and beyond, Calcutta, India, B1

book chapter

Philosophy and the view from above in Alejandro's Amenabar's agora

M Sharpe

(2012), Vol. 6, pp. 31-45, Crossroads : an interdisciplinary journal for the study of history, philosophy, religion and classics, St Lucia, Qld., C1

journal article

Changing Aristotle's mind and world : critical notes on McDowell's Aristotle

M Sharpe

(2012), Vol. 2, pp. 804-821, Philosophy study, Libertyville, Ill., C1

journal article
2011

In the name of the father : understanding monotheism and fundamentalism

R Grigg, M Sharpe

(2011), pp. 81-87, The Antipodean philosopher ; volume 1 : public lectures on philosophy in Australia and New Zealand, Lanham, Md., B1

book chapter

Strauss's Nietzsche

M Sharpe, D Townsend

(2011), pp. 131-148, Interpreting Nietzsche : reception and influence, New York, N.Y., B1

book chapter

Reading Camus "with," or after, Levinas: Rebellion and the primacy of ethics

M Sharpe

(2011), Vol. 55, pp. 82-95, Philosophy Today, C1

journal article

'In the court of a great king': Some Remarks on Leo Strauss' introduction to the guide of the perplexed

M Sharpe

(2011), Vol. 50, pp. 413-427, Sophia, C1

journal article

Financial crisis, Social pathologies and 'generalised perversion' : questioning Zizek's diagnosis of the times

G Boucher, M Sharpe

(2011), Vol. 72, pp. 64-79, New formations : a journal of culture / theory / politics, London, England, C1

journal article

Pierre Hadot (1922-2010)

M Sharpe

(2011), pp. 1-14, Internet encyclopedia of philosophy, [unknown], C1

journal article

The invincible summer: On Albert Camus' philosophical neoclassicism

M Sharpe

(2011), Vol. 50, pp. 577-592, Sophia, C1

journal article

'Only the present is our happiness' : on affects in ancient thought, in memorium Pierre Hadot

M Sharpe

(2011), pp. 144-156, Parrhesia : a journal of critical philosophy, Parkville, Vic., C1

journal article

'In the court of a great king': Some remarks on leo strauss' introduction to the guide for the perplexed

M Sharpe

(2011), Vol. 50, pp. 141-158, Sophia, C1-1

journal article

On getting real : Stoicism and psychoanalysis

M Sharpe

(2011), pp. 201-204, Anthology of philosophical studies; Volume 6, Athens, Greece, E1-1

conference
2010

Understanding psychoanalysis

M Sharpe, J Faulkner

(2010), pp. 1-230, Understanding Psychoanalysis, A1

book

Zizek and politics : a critical introduction

M Sharpe, G Boucher

(2010), Edinburgh, Scotland, A1

book

On Plato as origin and periagoge in Strauss and Arendt

M Sharpe

(2010), pp. 119-141, Legacy of Leo Strauss, Exeter, England, B1

book chapter

Slavoj ?i?ek (1949-)

M Sharpe

(2010), pp. 243-258, From Agamben to ?i?ek : contemporary critical theorists, Edinburgh, Scotland, B1

book chapter

When the logics of the world collapse - ?i?ek with and against Arendt on 'totalitarianism'

M Sharpe

(2010), Vol. 3, pp. 53-75, Subjectivity : International journal of critical psychology, London, England, C1

journal article

Who stole the cheese? Or: How postmodernism can grow your business

M Sharpe

(2010), Vol. 90, pp. 29-45, Man in India, C1

journal article

Zizek's communism and in defence of lost causes

M Sharpe, G Boucher

(2010), Vol. 4, pp. np-, International journal of Zizek studies, Leeds, England, C1

journal article

Then we will fight them in the shadows! : seven parataxic views, on Zizek's style

M Sharpe

(2010), Vol. 4, pp. 1-35, International journal of Zizek studies, Leeds, England, C1

journal article

Uncovering Euthyphro's treasure reading Plato's Euthyphro with Lacan

M Sharpe

(2010), Vol. 37, pp. 23-48, Helios, Lubbock, Texas, C1-1

journal article
2009

A response to Jonathon Collerson

M Sharpe

(2009), pp. 215-223, Arena journal, Fitzroy, Vic., C1-1

journal article

"Critchley is ?i?ek": In defence of critical political philosophy

M Sharpe

(2009), Vol. 10, pp. 180-196, Critical Horizons, C1

journal article

Of diabolical evil, and related matters : on Slavoj ?i?ek's reading of Kant's practical philosophy

M Sharpe

(2009), Vol. 3, pp. 1-23, International journal of Zizek studies, Leeds, England, C1

journal article

Hunting Plato's Agalmata

M Sharpe

(2009), Vol. 14, pp. 535-547, European legacy, toward new paradigms, Oxford, England, C1

journal article

Is neoliberalism a liberalism, or a stranger kind of bird? On Hayek and our discontents

M Sharpe

(2009), Vol. 10, pp. 76-98, Critical Horizons, C1

journal article

Only Agamben can save us? Against the messianic turn recently adopted in critical theory

M Sharpe

(2009), Vol. 5, Bible and critical theory, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article
2008

The times will suit them : postmodern conservatism in Australia

G Boucher, M Sharpe

(2008), Crows Nest, N. S. W., A1

book

Resurrecting (meta-) political theology, or the abstract passion of Alain Badiou

M Sharpe

(2008), Vol. No.29/30, pp. 273-304, Arena journal, Australia, C1

journal article

Kant, or the crack in the universal : Slavoj Zizek's politicising the transcendental turn

M Sharpe

(2008), Vol. 2, pp. 1-20, International journal of Zizek studies, Leeds, United Kingdom, C1

journal article

In the name of the Father : God in Lacan, Judaic or Christian?

M Sharpe

(2008), Vol. 26, pp. 267-285, Psychoanalytische perspectieven, Ghent, Belgium, C1-1

journal article
2007

Postmodern conservatism and reactionary recognition

A Vandenberg, M Sharpe, G Boucher

(2007), pp. 116-134, Recognition in politics: theory, policy and practice, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, B1

book chapter

Why 'trauma' now?

M Sharpe

(2007), pp. 1-7, Trauma, history, philosophy, Newcastle, England, B1

book chapter

Supposing history were a woman, what then? Some timely meditations on tyranny

M Sharpe

(2007), pp. 186-209, Trauma, History, Philosophy, Newcastle, England, B1

book chapter

Neuropsychoanalysis and the future of psychoanalysis

M Sharpe

(2007), pp. 313-323, Trauma, history, philosophy, Newcastle, England, B1

book chapter

Maistre avec de Sade: Zizek contra de maistre

M Sharpe

(2007), Vol. 1, pp. 1-24, International journal of Zizek studies, Leeds, England, C1

journal article

A question of two truths? Remarks on Parrhesia and the 'political-philosophical' difference

M Sharpe

(2007), pp. 89-108, Parrhesia: a journal of critical philosophy, Parkville, Vic, C1

journal article

Che Vuoi? Politico-philosophical remarks on Leo Strauss' Spinoza

M Sharpe

(2007), Vol. 3, pp. 1-14, Bible and critical theory, Melbourne, Vic, C1

journal article

Even better than the real thing: sadism and real(ity) t.v.

M Sharpe

(2007), Vol. 4, pp. 1-9, Scan : journal of media arts culture, Sydney, N.S.W, C1

journal article
2006

'Thinking of the Extreme Situation...' on the New Anti-Terrorism Laws, or Against a Recent (Theoretical and Legal) Return to Carl Schmitt

Matthew Sharpe

(2006), Vol. 24, pp. 95-123, Australian Feminist Law Journal, C1

journal article

The aesthetics of ideology, or 'the critique of ideological judgment' in Eagleton and ?i?ek

M Sharpe

(2006), Vol. 34, pp. 95-120, Political Theory, C1

journal article

A coincidentia oppositorium? On Carl Schmitt and new Australian conservatism

M Sharpe

(2006), Vol. 5, pp. 1-14, Borderlands, Adelaide, S. Aust., C1

journal article

The philosopher's courtly love? Leo strauss, eros, and the law

M Sharpe

(2006), Vol. 17, pp. 357-388, Law and Critique, C1

journal article

Leo Strauss: the sphinx's secret? Or how we learnt to stop worrying and believe through the 'hoi poloi'

M Sharpe

(2006), Vol. 27, pp. 123-158, Arena journal, North Carlton, Vic, C1

journal article

Of words : on sartre and the unconscious - in good faith

M Sharpe

(2006), pp. 1-20, Journal of european psychoanalysis, Rome, Italy, C1-1

journal article

'In the name of the Father...' descartes, psychosis, God and 'reality'

M Sharpe

(2006), Vol. 4, pp. 214-232, Journal for Lacanian studies, London, England, C1-1

journal article
2005

What's left in Zizek? The antinomies of Zizek's sociopolitical reason

M Sharpe

(2005), pp. 147-168, Traversing the fantasy: critical responses to Slavoj Zizek, Aldershot, England, B1

book chapter

Aesthet(h)ics: on Levinas' shadow

M Sharpe

(2005), Vol. 9, pp. 29-47, Colloquy text theory critique, Melbourne, Vic, C1

journal article

Is there a minority report?, or: what is subjectivity?

M Sharpe

(2005), Vol. 2, pp. 4-14, Other voices, Philadelphia, PA, C1

journal article

'Critique' as technology of the self

M Sharpe

(2005), pp. 97-116, Foucault Studies, C1

journal article

A Few Good Men: Psychoanalysis, Abu Ghraib and (the) American Right

Matthew Sharpe

(2005), Vol. 10, pp. 168-185, Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, C1

journal article

The jargon of alterity

M Sharpe

(2005), Vol. 15, pp. 128-146, Antithesis, Parkville, Vic, C1

journal article
2004

Irony and finitude: Zizek, Kundera and modernity

M Sharpe

(2004), Vol. 14, pp. 9-24, Antithesis, Parkville, Vic, C1

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Publicizing the Essentially Private: Leo Strauss's Platonic Aristophanes

Matthew Sharpe

(), Vol. 18, pp. 3-32, Symposium, C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Reinventing Philosophy as a Way of Life - Monash University

Dr Michael Ure, Prof Keith Ansell-Pearson, A/Prof Matthew Sharpe

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2016: $9,600
  • 2015: $4,814
  • 2014: $4,814

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Kirk Turner

Thesis entitled: Development of the Lacanian Concept of Fantasy: Uncertainty and Signification

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2019

Kevin Murphy

Thesis entitled: Asexuality: Towards a Freudian-Lacanian Understanding

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2018

Vincent Le

Thesis entitled: Being and Evil: Philosophy in the Shadow of Augustine

Master of Arts, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2016

Adrienne Margarian

Thesis entitled: A Cross Cultural Study of Somatic Countertransference

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2014

Daniel Jeffrey Edward Townsend

Thesis entitled: Leo Strauss and Islam

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Christopher Pollard

Thesis entitled: Merleau-Ponty, Naturalism and Phenomenological Ontology

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2010

Russell Manning

Thesis entitled: Is this Revolution being Televised? Televisual Screens and Adolescent Subjectivity

Master of Arts, School of International and Political Studies

Associate Supervisor
2020

Timothy Deane-Freeman

Thesis entitled: The Digital Outside - Deleuzian film philosophy and contemporary screen cultures

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2017

Mitchell David Cunningham

Thesis entitled: Performing the 'Fiction-Writer's Reader': David Foster Wallace and Critical Rhetoric

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2015

Salvatore Guido

Thesis entitled: After Freud: The Fateful History of Psychoanalysis in Exile

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Andrew Sims

Thesis entitled: Anosognosia and the very idea of psychodynamic neuroscience

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2011

Tim Themi

Thesis entitled: Lacan's Ethics and Nietzsche's Critique of Platonism

Doctor of Philosophy, School of International and Political Studies

2009

Helen Isobel Besemeres

Thesis entitled: Radical Epistemological Skepticism about Justified Belief

Master of Arts, School of International and Political Studies

2008

Una Murphy

Thesis entitled: Bhakti, Sankirtana and Gaudiya Vaisnavism: India to Australia Foucaultian Analysis

Doctor of Philosophy, School of International and Political Studies

Henry Meghaizel

Thesis entitled: Aristotle on Wisdom: Knowledge of Wisdom and How to Acquire It

Doctor of Philosophy, School of International and Political Studies

Patricia Gherovici

Thesis entitled: From Hysteria to Transgenderism: A Psychoanalytic Reconsideration of Sexual Difference

Doctor of Philosophy, School of International and Political Studies

2007

Peter Robert Hotchin

Thesis entitled: Harmony in and between Aesthetic Experiences and Moral Experience

Master of Arts, School of International and Political Studies

Henk John van Leeuwen

Thesis entitled: Becoming at Home in the Natural World

Doctor of Philosophy, School of International and Political Studies

Lindsay Reginald Dawson

Thesis entitled: Philosophy, Business and Ethics: Balancing the Rational with the Thymotic

Doctor of Philosophy, School of History, Heritage and Society

2006

Jon Kenneth Newton

Thesis entitled: Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts