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A/Prof. Patrick Stokes

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

School of Hum & Social Science

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, 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 Digital Souls: A Philosophy of Online Death (Bloomsbury, 2021), 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 has also produced a number of radio programs for ABC Radio National's The Philosopher's Zone and The History Listen programs. He was awarded the Australasian Association of Philosophy Media Prize in 2014.

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Research interests

Kierkegaard, personal identity, narrative selfhood, online death and survival, 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

Advisory Board Member, Philozofia (Slovakia)

Media appearances

  • Regular contributor to The Conversation and contributor to ABC, Meanjin, The New Daily, Guardian Australia, The Age etc.
  • Wrote, produced and presented radio documentaries 'The Lost Boys of Daylesford' (2021) and 'Last Light: The Valentich Mystery' (2019) for Radio National's The History Listen program
  • Wrote, produced and presented radio programs "Gloomy Sunday" (2020), "The Bonhoeffer Moment" (2020), and "What's New in Death?" Parts 1 & Part 2 (2022) for Radio National's The Philosopher's Zone program
  • Regular contributor to ABC774 Evenings and ABC Victoria Statewide Drive.
  • Contributor to magazines including New Philosopher
  • Commentator on philosophical matters on ABC local radio (various stations), Radio NZ, Sky News and commercial radio networks

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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2024

Selves, Persons, and the Neo-Lucretian Symmetry Problem

Patrick Stokes

(2024), pp. 1-18, Philosophia, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article
2023

'Either Shudder or Laugh': Kierkegaard on Schopenhauer

Patrick Stokes

(2023), pp. 469-481, The Schopenhauerian Mind, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Løgstrup and the Sovereignty of Trust

Patrick Stokes

(2023), pp. 165-181, Perspectives on Trust in the History of Philosophy, B1

book chapter

Failed Temporalities in Either/Or

Patrick Stokes

(2023), pp. 116-134, Kierkegaard's Either/or A Critical Guide, Cambridge, Eng., B1

book chapter

The Normative Turn in Conspiracy Theory Theory?

Patrick Stokes

(2023), Vol. 37, pp. 535-543, Social Epistemology, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Kierkegaardian Virtues and the Problem of Self-Effacement

Patrick Stokes

(2023), Vol. 14, pp. 1-14, Religions, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Time in the Time of Covid

Patrick Stokes, Sarah Pinto, Jack Reynolds, andrew Singleton

(2023), [Melbourne, Vic.], JR4

Non-Traditional Research Output
2022

Can selves be naturalised? The problem of temporal perspective

Patrick Stokes

(2022), pp. 1-10, The Routledge Handbook of Liberal Naturalism, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

From Here to Eternity: Soteriological Selves and Time

Patrick Stokes

(2022), pp. 61-78, Kierkegaard's The Sickness Unto Death, Cambridge, eng., B1

book chapter

What's New in Death?

Patrick Stokes, D Rutledge

(2022), ABC Radio National, [Australia], JR4

Non-Traditional Research Output
2021

Digital souls : a philosophy of online death

Patrick Stokes

(2021), London, Eng., A1

book

Death and Survival Online

Patrick Stokes

(2021), pp. 200-207, Exploring the Philosophy of Death and Dying: Classical and Contemporary Perspectives, New York, N.Y., B1

book chapter
2020

Kierkegaard's Critique of the Internet

Patrick Stokes

(2020), pp. 125-145, Kierkegaard and Issues in Contemporary Ethics, Berlin, Germany, B1

book chapter

7. Kierkegaard's Critique of the Internet

Patrick Stokes

(2020), pp. 125-146, Kierkegaard and Issues in Contemporary Ethics, B1

book chapter

Bonhoeffer and Løgstrup: the Ethics of Disclosure in a State of Exception

P Brown, P Stokes

(2020), Vol. 59, pp. 229-246, Sophia, C1

journal article

To Trust the Liar: Løgstrup and Levinas on Ethics, War, and Openness

P Stokes

(2020), Vol. 70, pp. 102-116, Quarterly Journal of Mathematics, 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

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

The house always wins: why philosophy isn't optional

Patrick Stokes

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

Non-Traditional Research Output
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

Phenomenology, Naturalism and Non-reductive Cognitive Science

Jack Reynolds, Catherine Legg, Patrick Stokes, Sean Bowden

(2018), Vol. 2, pp. 119-124, Australasian Philosophical Review, Abingdon, Eng., 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 versus Løgstrup

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, 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

Science communication and the public intellectual: A view from philosophy

P Stokes

(2017), Vol. 16, Journal of Science Communication, C1

journal article
2016

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

P Stokes

(2016), Vol. 49, pp. 139-159, Continental Philosophy Review, 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
2013

Death

P Stokes

(2013), pp. 357-374, The Oxford handbook of Kierkegaard, Oxford , England, B1

book chapter

The soul of a philosopher : reply to Turnbull

P Stokes, A Rudd

(2013), Vol. 2013, pp. 475-494, Kierkegaard studies yearbook, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Crossing the bridge: the first-person and time

P Stokes

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 1-18, Phenomenology and the cognitive sciences, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Will it be me? Identity, concern, and perspective

P Stokes

(2013), Vol. 43, pp. 206-226, Canadian journal of philosophy, Abingdon, England, 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, Charlottesville, Va., C1

journal article

Is narrative identity four-dimensionalist?

P Stokes

(2012), Vol. 20, European journal of philosophy, Chichester, England, 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, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 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, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2010

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

P Stokes

(2010), Houndsmill, England, A1-1

book

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

P Stokes

(2010), Vol. 43, pp. 485-507, Continental philosophy review, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Naked subjectivity: minimal vs. narrative selves in Kierkegaard

P Stokes

(2010), Vol. 53, pp. 356-382, Inquiry: an interdisciplinary journal of philosophy, Abingdon, England, 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, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal article

What's missing in episodic selfhood? A Kierkegaardian response to Galen Strawson

P Stokes

(2010), Vol. 17, pp. 119-143, Journal of consciousness studies, Devon, England, C1-1

journal article
2009

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, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal article

"Interest" in Kierkegaard's structure of consciousness

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

Australian Competitive Grants

Digital Death and Immortality

A/Prof Patrick Stokes, Dr Adam Buben

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2024: $15,325

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2022

Brodie Kennelly

Thesis entitled: Toward a Neo-Lockean Account of Our Obligations to the Dead

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Bhanuraj Kashyap

Thesis entitled: Levinas and Singer: A Dialogue on Reasons, Suffering and Compassion

Master of Arts, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2018

Casey Leigh Scott

Thesis entitled: A Mentalistic Account of Teleology in Biology

Master of Arts, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Co-supervisor
2022

Kane Pierce Simpson

Thesis entitled: Personhood, Animality, and Phenomenological Being

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2023

Danica Janse Van Vuuren

Thesis entitled: A Phenomenology of Feelings of Worthlessness and Suicidality in Some Cases of Depression

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Racheal Harris

Thesis entitled: Animal Afterlives: Negotiating Post-Death Relationships Between Humans and Companion Animals

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2020

Joshua Badge

Thesis entitled: Reconciling authority with reason: Gadamer and the problem of authority

Master of Arts, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Neil Henderson

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

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and 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