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A/Prof. Patrick Stokes

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, University of Melbourne, 2006
Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy), University of Melbourne, 2000

Biography

Patrick joined Deakin in 2012, having previously held research fellowships at the University of Hertfordshire (where he remains a Research Fellow), the University of Copenhagen and St Olaf College.

Patrick's work sits at the intersections of the Continental and Analytic traditions, with research interests in 19th and 20th Century European Philosophy, personal identity, narrative selfhood, moral psychology, death and remembrance, and philosophy of religion. A particular focus in recent years has been bringing Kierkegaard into dialogue with contemporary analytic philosophy of personal identity and moral psychology, as well as exploring temporal and perspectival aspects of the question of selfhood.

Patrick is the author of The Naked Self: Kierkegaard and Personal Identity (Oxford, 2015) and Kierkegaard's Mirrors: Interest, Self, and Moral Vision (Palgrave, 2010), co-editor with John Lippitt of Narrative, Identity, and the Kierkegaardian Self (Edinburgh, 2015) and with Adam Buben of Kierkegaard and Death (Indiana University Press, 2011) and has published in edited collections and journals such as European Journal of Philosophy, Inquiry, Continental Philosophy Review, British Journal for the History of Philosophy,  Journal of Consciousness Studies, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences and Philosophy and Technology.

Patrick is also a regular contributor to The Conversation, New Philosopher, and a regular media commentator on philosophical issues. He was awarded the Australasian Association of Philosophy Media Prize in 2014.

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Research interests

Kierkegaard, personal identity, narrative selfhood, 19th and 20th century European philosophy, death and the moral/phenomenal status of the dead, moral psychology, philosophy of religion.

Affiliations

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)
Advisory Board Member, Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook

Units taught

ASP102 World Religions

ASP227 Philosophies of Religion

ASP129 Love, Sex, and Death

ASP209 Freedom and Subjectivity

Conferences

Convenor (with Jeffrey Hanson) of "Kierkegaard in the World" conference (Australian Catholic University, August 2013) Convenor (with John Lippitt) of "Narrative, Identity and the Kierkegaardian Self" conference (University of Hertfordshire, November 2011) Convenor (with Adam Buben) of "Kierkegaard and Death" conference (St Olaf College, December 2007)

Media appearances

Research groups

  • Centre for Citizenship and Globalization
  • Persona, Celebrity, Publics (PCP) Emerging Research Group

Projects

  • Affective identification and time
  • Death and immortality in the digital age
  • The moral psychology of K.E. Løgstrup
  • The ethics of conspiracy theory

Publications

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2020

To trust the liar: Lgstrup and Levinas on ethics, war, and openness

Patrick Stokes

(2020), Vol. 103, pp. 102-116, The Monist, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article
2019

Consciousness, self, and reflection

Patrick Stokes

(2019), pp. 269-280, The Kierkegaardian mind, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

The decay of digital personhood: towards new norms of disposal and preservation

Patrick Stokes

(2019), pp. 80-90, Residues of death: disposal refigured, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

The house always wins: why philosophy isn't optional

Patrick Stokes

(2019), pp. 15-26, Why philosophy?, Berlin, Germany, B1

book chapter

Introduction: Kierkegaard's life, context, and legacy

A Buben, E Helms, P Stokes

(2019), pp. 1-14, The Kierkegaardian mind, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Are there dead persons?

P Stokes

(2019), Vol. 49, pp. 755-775, Canadian journal of philosophy, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

The Kierkegaardian mind

Adam Buben, Eleanor Helms, Patrick Stokes

(2019), Abingdon, Eng., A7

edited book

Last light: the Valentich mystery

Patrick Stokes

(2019), Melbourne, Victoria, J1

works
2018

Suspicion and reluctance: beyond particularism

P Stokes

(2018), pp. 25-37, Taking conspiracy theories seriously, Washington, D.C., B1

book chapter

On some moral costs of conspiracy theory

P Stokes

(2018), pp. 187-200, Taking conspiracy theories seriously, Washington, D.C., B1

book chapter

Bonhoeffer and Lgstrup: the ethics of disclosure in a state of exception

P Stokes, Petra Brown

(2018), pp. 1-18, Sophia, Cham, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2017

Existentialist methodology and perspective: writing the first-person

J Reynolds, P Stokes

(2017), pp. 344-365, Cambridge companion to philosophical methodology, Cambridge, Eng., B1

book chapter

Spontaneity and perfection: MacIntyre vs. Lgstrup

P Stokes

(2017), pp. 275-299, What Is ethically demanded? K. E. Logstrup's philosophy of moral life, Notre Dame, Ind., B1

book chapter

Kierkegaard's dual individual: reconciling selfhood in the existentialist and analytic traditions

P Stokes

(2017), pp. 261-280, Kierkegaard's existential approach, Berlin, Germany, B1

book chapter

Temporal asymmetry and the self/person split

P Stokes

(2017), Vol. 51, pp. 203-219, Journal of value inquiry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Towards a new epistemology of moral progress

P Stokes

(2017), Vol. 25, pp. 1824-1843, European journal of philosophy, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article
2016

The problem of spontaneous goodness: from Kierkegaard to Lgstrup (via Zhuangzi and Eckhart)

P Stokes

(2016), Vol. 49, pp. 139-159, Continental philosophy review, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article
2015

The naked self: Kierkegaard and personal identity

P Stokes

(2015), Oxford, Eng., A1

book

Narrative holism and the moment

P Stokes

(2015), pp. 1-1, Narrative, identity, and the Kierkegaardian self, Edinburgh, Scotland, B1

book chapter

The untameable logic of sacrifice

P Stokes

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 299-304, Critical horizons, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Deletion as second death: the moral status of digital remains

P Stokes

(2015), Vol. 17, pp. 237-248, Ethics and information technology, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article
2014

Consciousness

P Stokes

(2014), pp. 55-59, Kierkegaard's concepts tome II : classicism to enthusiasm, Aldershot, England, B1

book chapter

Crossing the bridge: The first-person and time

P Stokes

(2014), Vol. 13, pp. 295-312, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, C1

journal article
2013

Death

Patrick Stokes

(2013), B1

book chapter

The soul of a philosopher: Reply to turnbull

A Rudd, P Stokes

(2013), Vol. 2013, pp. 475-493, Kierkegaard Studies, C1

journal article

Will it be me? Identity, concern and perspective

P Stokes

(2013), Vol. 43, pp. 206-226, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, C1

journal article
2012

Philosophy has consequences! developing metacognition and active learning in the ethics classroom

P Stokes

(2012), Vol. 35, pp. 143-169, Teaching Philosophy, C1

journal article

Is narrative identity four-dimensionalist?

P Stokes

(2012), Vol. 20, pp. E86-E106, European Journal of Philosophy, C1-1

journal article

Ghosts in the machine: DO the dead live on in facebook?

P Stokes

(2012), Vol. 25, pp. 363-379, Philosophy and Technology, C1-1

journal article
2011

Duties to the dead? Earnest imagination and remembrance

P Stokes

(2011), pp. 253-273, Kierkegaard and death, Bloomington, Indiana, B1-1

book chapter

Uniting the perspectival subject: Two approaches

P Stokes

(2011), Vol. 10, pp. 23-44, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, C1-1

journal article

Kierkegaard and death

P Stokes, A Buben

(2011), pp. 1-315, Kierkegaard and Death, A7-1

edited book
2010

Fearful asymmetry: Kierkegaard's search for the direction of time

P Stokes

(2010), Vol. 43, pp. 485-507, Continental Philosophy Review, C1-1

journal article

Naked subjectivity: Minimal vs. Narrative selves in Kierkegaard

P Stokes

(2010), Vol. 53, pp. 356-382, Inquiry, C1-1

journal article

'See for your self': Contemporaneity, autopsy and presence in Kierkegaard's moral-religious psychology

P Stokes

(2010), Vol. 18, pp. 297-319, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, C1-1

journal article

What's missing in episodic self-experience?: A Kierkegaardian response to Galen Strawson

P Stokes

(2010), Vol. 17, pp. 119-143, Journal of Consciousness Studies, C1-1

journal article
2009

Kierkegaard's mirrors: Interest, self, and moral vision

P Stokes

(2009), pp. 1-223, Kierkegaard's Mirrors: Interest, Self, and Moral Vision, A1-1

book

The science of the dead : proto-spiritualism in Kierkegaard's Copenhagen

P Stokes

(2009), pp. 132-149, Kierkegaard and the religious crisis of the 19th century, Sala, Slovakia, B1-1

book chapter

Anti-climacus and neo-lockeanism : towards a Kierkegaardian personal identity theory

P Stokes

(2009), pp. 529-557, Kierkegaard studies yearbook 2009, Berlin , Germany, B1-1

book chapter
2008

Locke, kierkegaard and the phenomenology of personal identity

P Stokes

(2008), Vol. 16, pp. 645-672, International Journal of Philosophical Studies, C1-1

journal article

"Interest" in Kierkegaard's structure of consciousness

P Stokes, P Stokes

(2008), Vol. 48, pp. 438-458, International philosophical quarterly, New York, NY, C1-1

journal article
2007

Kierkegaard's mirrors: the immediacy of moral vision

P Stokes

(2007), Vol. 50, pp. 70-94, Inquiry, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2006

Kierkegaardian vision and the concrete other

P Stokes

(2006), Vol. 39, pp. 393-413, Continental philosophy review, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2018

Casey Leigh Scott

Thesis entitled: A Mentalistic Account of Teleology in Biology

Master of Arts, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2020

Neil Henderson

Thesis entitled: Concerning: a Technique for Critique in a Digitally Mediated Civilisation

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2018

Vincent Le

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

Master of Arts, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2014

Maxine Therese

Thesis entitled: Philosophy of Childhood: The Fundamental Childhood Needs and Wellbeing

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences