Scientia Professor Paul Patton

Scientia Professor

BA, MA Sydney; University Doctorate Paris VIII

School of Humanities & Languages


9385 2391
329 Morven Brown
Kensington Campus
Fields: Political Theory and Political Philosophy, Philosophy, Poststructuralism

Paul Patton is a Professor of Philosophy in the School of Humanities and Languages.

His current research interests include Political Philosophy in both Analytic and Continental tradtions. He has published widely on French poststructuralist approaches to political philosophy, including the work of Deleuze, Derrida and Foucault. He has also published on political liberalism, rights and the rights of Indigenous people. Other interests include Modern European philosophy since Kant, especially Nietzsche, philosophy and literature.


Teaching and Supervision

2011 Vice-Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision

  • ARTS 3362 Advanced Political and Legal Philosophy

PhD Supervision

  • 2010 FASS Dean’s Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision.
  • 2011 Mike Hale Escaping Architecture: Deleuze and the reinvention of experimental practice
  • 2010 Daniel McLoughlin, Agamben's Exception: Sovereignty, Ontology and the Politics of Crisis
  • 2010 Mark Nielsen, How Ought We Live? The Ongoing Deconstruction of our Values
  • 2010 Craig Lundy, Deleuze, History and Becoming *Awarded FASS Best Doctoral Thesis Prize 2010.
  • 2009 Sean Bowden, The ontological priority of events in Gilles Deleuze’s The Logic of Sense. Co-Tutelle with University of Paris 8 – St Denis. *Awarded FASS Best Doctoral Thesis Prize 2009.
  • 2008 Miriam Bankovsky, Social Justice after Kant: Between Constructivism and Deconstruction (Rawls, Habermas, Levinas, Derrida). Co-Tutelle with University of Paris X- Nanterre.
  • 2008 Paula J. Keating, The Function of Ideas of Reason in Kant’s Political Philosophy.

Engagement and Professional contributions

  • Contemporary-Critical Continental editor for Sage Encyclopedia of Political Theory, General Editor Mark Bevir
  • Editorial Board, Continental, Philosophy Compass
  • Editorial Board, Deleuze Studies
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities
  • Council Member, Australasian Association of Philosophy 2008-2010

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