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.Read more on Patrick's profile
Advisory Board Member, Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook
ASP102 World Religions
ASP227 Philosophies of Religion
ASP129 Love, Sex, and Death
ASP209 Freedom and Subjectivity
- Regular contributor to The Conversation and contributor to ABC The Drum, Guardian, The Age
- Regular contributor to ABC774 Evenings
- "Modern Dilemmas" panelist on Radio National's Life Matters, 2013
- Triple R 'Breakfasters' philosophy segment, 2014
- Contributor to magazines including New Philosopher, The Philosopher's Magazine, Aeon, and Ampersand.
- Interviewed for “Fear and Trembling in Copenhagen – In Search of Søren Kierkegaard” BBC Radio 3 Sunday Feature, 29 September 2013
- Interviewed for ABC Radio National Philosopher’s Zone special on Kierkegaard at 200, 5 May 2013
- Commentator on philosophical matters on ABC local radio (various stations), Radio NZ, Sky News and commercial radio networks
- Interviewed by Ross Andersen “How Facebook Lets You Live Forever (Sort Of)“ The Atlantic 18th March 2012
- Centre for Citizenship and Globalization
- Persona, Celebrity, Publics (PCP) Emerging Research Group
- Affective identification and time
- Death and immortality in the digital age
- The moral psychology of K.E. Løgstrup
- The ethics of conspiracy theory