Jean-Philippe Deranty

Associate Professor

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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:

Thomas Corbin, PhD.  

Cenk Atli, PhD.

Nathan Everson, PhD.  

Darlene Demandante, PhD.  

Yves Saint-James Aquino (with W. Rogers), PhD.  

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



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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Projects 2006 2019

Research Output 1995 2019

Anerkennung oder Unvernehmen?: Eine Debatte

Deranty, J-P. (ed.) & Genel , K. (ed.) May 2019 (Accepted/In press) Frankfurt-am-Main: Suhrkamp. 200 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/Anthology

Axel Honneth

Deranty, J-P. 2019 (Accepted/In press) Bloomsbury encyclopedia of philosophers. Bloomsbury Publishing

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary/reference book

Axel Honneth et Jacques Rancière. Reconnaissance ou Mésentente?: Un dialogue critique

Deranty, J-P. & Genel , K. 2019 (Accepted/In press) Paris: Presses Universitaires de la Sorbonne.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/Anthology

La Théorie critique entre reconnaissance et mésentente

Deranty, J-P. & Genel , K. 2019 (Accepted/In press) Axel Honneth et Jacques Rancière. Reconnaissance ou Mésentente? : Un dialogue critique. Paris: Presses Universitaires de la Sorbonne

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

A Teoria Crítica entre Marx e Honneth

Deranty, J-P. Dec 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Civitas. Revista de Ciencias Sociais.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

critical theory
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