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Personal profile


I was educated in Paris (Lycée Louis-le-Grand, École Normale Supérieure and Paris IV-Sorbonne), and Germany (Hegel-Archiv at the Ruhr Universität Bochum and Freie-Universität in Berlin). I received mty PhD from Paris IV-Sorbonne in 1998 and began working in the Philosophy Department at Macquarie in 2002.

I am an editor of Critical Horizons, a journal of philosophy and social theory. 


Research interests

My areas of research specialisation are: 

  • Social and political theory, especially work, recognition and equality.
  • German philosophy, especially Hegel and the Hegelian tradition
  • Critical Theory, especially the work of Axel Honneth
  • Phenomenology, especially Merleau-Ponty
  • Continental aesthetics

My current research projects focus on:

  • The case for and against work
  • Paradoxes of equality
  • The iconography of political concepts

Research student supervision

I am available to supervise post-graduate projects in a number of areas of contemporary social and political philosophy, notably on work and recognition, as well as in areas of contemporary French and German philosophy, notably post-Hegelian thought and phenomenology.


Current supervisions:

John Goris, PhD.

Georgia Rutherford, MRes.

Thomas Corbin, PhD.  

Livia Cocetta, PhD.

Nathan Everson, PhD.    

Cenk Atli, PhD.

Jacqueline Kenney (with R. Spillane MGSM), PhD.  



Darlene Demandante, PhD 2019.

Yves Saint-James Aquino (with Prof Wendy Rogers), PhD 2019.

Alex Jackson, MRes 2019.

Cenk Atli, MRes 2017.

William Hebblewhite, PhD 2017.

Tracy Llanera (with N. Smith), PhD 2015.

Karl Moll (with N. Smith), PhD 2015.

Nathan Everson, MRes 2015.

Livia Cocetta, MRes 2014.

Toshiro Osawa, PhD 2014.

Bona Anna, PhD 2014.

David Wild (with N. Smith), PhD 2013.

Andrew Dunstall, PhD 2012.

Jeffry Ocay, PhD 2012.

Dale Tweedie (with N. Smith), PhD 2011.

Jerry Larson, PhD 2011.

Andrew Montin, MPhil 2011.

Ruth Cox (with N. Smith), PhD 2010.

Berndt Sellheim (with R. Sinnerbrink), PhD 2008.

Andres Vaccari (with J. Sutton), PhD 2006.

Dale Tweedie, MA (Hons) 2005.


I teach in the following units:


PHL 131 - Mind and World

PHL 132 - Happiness, Goodness and Justice

PHIL 201 - Business Ethics

PHL 238 - Existential Questions

PHL 254 - Freedom and Domination

PHL 351 - Social Philosophy

PHL 356 - Work and the Good Life

PHIL 704 - Research Topics in Modern European Philosophy

FOAR 701 - Research Paradigms

FOAR 707 - Neoliberalism and its Discontents



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Research Outputs

  • Anerkennung oder Unvernehmen? Eine Debatte

    Translated title of the contribution: Recognition or Disagreement?: A debateDeranty, J-P. (ed.), Genel, K. (ed.), Ranciére, J. & Honneth, A., Aug 2020, (Accepted/In press) Suhrkamp. 200 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/Anthology

  • Critical Theory and / as Political Theory

    Deranty, J-P., May 2020, (Accepted/In press) Hegel and the Frankfurt School: traditions in dialogue. Giladi, P. (ed.). Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Critique as social practice: critical theory and social self-understanding

    Deranty, J-P., 2020, In : Critical Horizons. 21, 1, p. 80-85 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition review

  • Defending equal pay for all against objections from the achievement principle

    Deranty, J-P., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Debating equal pay for all: economy, practicability and ethics. Örtenblad, A. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Activities

    • 1 Oral presentation

    Press / Media

    The Case for Work: Why we can't do without it

    Jean-Philippe Deranty


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Work is a fundamental part of being human. Robots won't stop us doing it.

    Jean-Philippe Deranty


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities