Associate Professor Simon Lumsden
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Simon Lumsden

BA Hons UNSW

PhD Sydney

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School of Humanities & Languages

Simon Lumsden is Associate Professor of philosophy. He has been a DAAD research fellow at the Free University, Berlin and held an Australian Research Council Post-Doctoral fellowship at the University of Sydney prior to his employment at UNSW. His research is primarily concerned with German Idealism (with a special interest in Hegel), the Philosophy of History, Modern European Philosophy and Environmental Philosophy.  

 

Phone
(02) 9065 9747
Location
Room 335 Morven Brown Building
  • Books | 2014
    Lumsden S, 2014, Self-Consciousness and the Critique of the Subject: Hegel, Heidegger, and the Poststructuralists, Columbia University Press, New York, https://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-16822-9/selfconsciousness-and-the-critique-of-the-subject
  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Lumsden S, 2021, 'Freedom and Agency', in van den Akker C (ed.), Routledge Companion to Historical Theory., Routledge, London, pp. 380 - 394, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780367821814-24
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Lumsden S, 2021, 'Key Thinkers: G.W.F. Hegel (1770-1831)', in Bloomsbury History: Theory and Method, Bloomsbury, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781350970816.018
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Lumsden S, 2020, 'Freedom and the Logic of History', in The Palgrave Hegel Handbook, Springer International Publishing, pp. 467 - 484, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26597-7_24
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Lumsden S, 2020, 'Freedom and the Logic of History', in Westphal K; Bykova M (ed.), The Palgrave Hegel Handbook, Palgrave, pp. 467 - 484, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26597-7
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Lumsden S, 2013, '"Poststructuralism and the Tradition"', in Porter R; Mackenzie IM; Dillet B (ed.), The Edinburgh Companion to Poststructuralism, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 23 - 46, http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748641222
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Lumsden S, 2013, 'Between Nature and Spirit: Hegel's Account of Habit', in Stern DS (ed.), Essays on Hegel's Philosophy of Subjective Spirit, edn. Hardback, State University of New York Press, Albany, pp. 121 - 138, http://www.sunypress.edu/p-5596-essays-on-hegels-philosophy-of-.aspx
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Lumsden S, 2013, 'Deleuze and Hegel on the limits of Self-Determined Subjectivity', in Houle K; Vernon J (ed.), Hegel and Deleuze: Together Again for the First Time, edn. Original, NorthWestern University Press, Evanston, Ill., pp. 133 - 151, http://www.nupress.northwestern.edu/Title/tabid/68/ISBN/978-0-8101-2897-2/Default.aspx
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Lumsden S, 2021, 'The Problem of Nature in Hegel's Philosophy of Right', Hegel Bulletin, vol. 42, pp. 96 - 113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/hgl.2020.34
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lumsden S, 2021, 'The Role of Bildung in Hegel’s Philosophy of History', Intellectual History Review, vol. 31, pp. 445 - 462, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17496977.2021.1956044
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lumsden S, 2020, 'Community in Hegel’s Social Philosophy', Hegel Bulletin, vol. 49, pp. 177 - 201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/hgl.2017.12
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lumsden S, 2020, 'Sustainable Development is a Dead End: the Logic of Modernity and Ecological Crisis', Environmental Values, http://dx.doi.org/10.3197/096327120X15916910310518
    Journal articles | 2019
    Lumsden S, 2019, 'Hegel’s God, Normativity, and Self-Knowledge', Philosophy Today, vol. 63, pp. 543 - 548, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/philtoday201982268
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lumsden S, 2018, 'Ecological Crisis and the Problem of How to Inhabit a Norm', Ethics and the Environment, vol. 23, pp. 29 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.2979/ethicsenviro.23.1.03
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lumsden S, 2018, 'Hegel and Pathologized Modernity, or the End of Spirit in the Anthropocene', History and Theory, vol. 57, pp. 371 - 389, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hith.12070
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lumsden S, 2018, 'The Satisfaction of Absolute Spirit', The Owl of Minerva, vol. 49, pp. 83 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/owl2017/18491/25
    Journal articles | 2017
    Lumsden S, 2017, 'Veganism, Normative Change, and Second Nature', Environmental Philosophy, vol. 14, pp. 221 - 238, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/envirophil201731045
    Journal articles | 2016
    Lumsden S, 2016, '"Second Nature and Historical Change in Hegel’s Philosophy of History"', International Journal of Philosophical Studies, vol. 24, pp. 74 - 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09672559.2015.1047164
    Journal articles | 2015
    Lumsden S, 2015, 'At Home with Hegel and Heidegger', Philosophy Today, vol. 59, pp. 7 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/philtoday201411648
    Journal articles | 2015
    Lumsden S, 2015, 'The Bloomsbury Companion to Existentialism, edited by Felicity Joseph, Jack Reynolds, and Ashley Woodward: London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014, pp. x + 406, AU$49.99 (paperback).', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00048402.2015.1056195
    Journal articles | 2013
    Lumsden S, 2013, 'Experience and the Anachronistic Present', Parrhesia: a journal of critical philosophy, vol. 17, pp. 29 - 33, http://www.openhumanitiespress.org/
    Journal articles | 2013
    Lumsden S, 2013, 'Habit and the Limits of the Autonomous Subject', Body and Society, vol. 19, pp. 58 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1357034X12459201
    Journal articles | 2012
    Lumsden S, 2012, 'Habit, Sittlichkeit and Second Nature', Critical Horizons: Journal of Social and Critical Theory, vol. 13, pp. 220 - 243, http://dx.doi.org/10.1558/crit.v13i2.220
    Journal articles | 2011
    Lumsden S, 2011, 'Hegel, Analytic Philosophy and the Return of Metaphysics', Parrhesia, pp. 89 - 93, http://www.parrhesiajournal.org/past.html#issue11
    Journal articles | 2009
    Lumsden S, 2009, 'Philosophy and the logic of modernity: Hegel`s dissatisfied spirit', Review of Metaphysics, vol. 63, pp. 55 - 89
    Journal articles | 2008
    Lumsden S, 2008, 'Habit, reason, and the limits of normativity', Sub-Stance, vol. 37, pp. 188 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/sub.0.0018
    Journal articles | 2008
    Lumsden S, 2008, 'Philosophical romanticism', UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO QUARTERLY, vol. 77, pp. 145 - 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/utq.0.0004
    Journal articles | 2008
    Lumsden S, 2008, 'Review: Philosophical romanticism', University of Toronto Quarterly, vol. 77, pp. 145 - 146
    Journal articles | 2008
    Lumsden S, 2008, 'The rise of the non-metaphysical Hegel', Philosophy Compass, vol. 3, pp. 51 - 65, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-9991.2007.00115.x
    Journal articles | 2008
    Lumsden S, 2008, '`Habit, Reason and the limits or normativity`', SubStance, vol. 37, pp. 118 - 206, http://sub.uwpress.org/content/37/3.toc
    Journal articles | 2007
    Lumsden S, 2007, 'Dialectic and Différance: the place of singularity in Hegel and Derrida', Philosophy and Social Criticism, vol. 33, pp. 667 - 690, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0191453707080580
    Journal articles | 2007
    Lumsden S, 2007, 'Hegel, Derrida and the Subject', Cosmos and History, vol. 3, pp. 35 - 50
    Journal articles | 2005
    Lumsden S, 2005, 'Introduction to German philosophy: From Kant to Habermas', International Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 45, pp. 259 - 260, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/ipq20054525
    Journal articles | 2005
    Lumsden S, 2005, 'Reason and the restlessness of the Speculative: Jean-Luc Nancy`s reading of Hegel', Critical Horizons: Journal of Social and Critical Theory, vol. 6, pp. 205 - 225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/156851605775009555
    Journal articles | 2004
    Lumsden S, 2004, 'Fichte`s Striving Subject', Inquiry - an Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, vol. 47, pp. 123 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00201740410005141
    Journal articles | 2003
    Lumsden S, 2003, 'Problem of Beginning Hegel’s Science of Logic and Phenomenology of Spirit', International Studies in Philosophy, vol. 35, pp. 83 - 103
    Journal articles | 2003
    Lumsden S, 2003, 'Satisfying the Demands of Reason: Hegel’s Conceptualization of Experience', Topoi - an International Review of Philosophy, vol. 21, pp. 41 - 53
    Journal articles | 2003
    Lumsden S, 2003, 'The problem of beginning Hegel`s phenomenology and science of logic', International Studies in Philosophy, vol. 35, pp. 83 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/intstudphil20033545
    Journal articles | 2002
    Lumsden S, 2002, 'Deleuze, Hegel, and the Transformation of Subjectivity', Philosophical Forum, vol. 33, pp. 143 - 158, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9191.00086
    Journal articles | 2001
    Lumsden S, 2001, 'Beyond an Ontological Foundation for the Philosophy of Right', The Southern Journal of Philosophy, vol. 39, pp. 139 - 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2041-6962.2001.tb01847.x
    Journal articles | 2001
    Lumsden S, 2001, 'Tragedy and Understanding in Hegel’s Dialectic', Idealistic Studies: an interdisciplinary journal of philosophy, vol. 33, pp. 125 - 134
    Journal articles | 2000
    Lumsden S, 2000, 'A Subject for Hegel's Logic', International Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 40, pp. 85 - 100, http://www.pdcnet.org/ipq
    Journal articles | 2000
    Lumsden S, 2000, '‘Absolute Difference and Social Ontology: Levinas Face to Face with Buber and Fichte’', Human Studies: a journal for philosophy and the social sciences, vol. 23, pp. 227 - 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1005628507987
    Journal articles | 1998
    Lumsden S, 1998, 'Absolute Knowing', The Owl of Minerva: Journal of the Hegel Society of America, vol. 38, pp. 3 - 32, http://www.pdcnet.org/owl
  • Conference Papers | 2003
    Lumsden S, 2003, 'The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy', in Realism and Idealism in Fichte`s theory of Subjectivity, Realism and Idealism in Fichte`s theory of Subjectivity, Istanbul, Turkey, presented at Realism and Idealism in Fichte`s theory of Subjectivity, Istanbul, Turkey


Simon Coordinates the Innerwest Council philosophy talks series. Talks are held monthly at Leichhardt Library.

National Tertiary Education Union

Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy (ASCP)

Simon convenes the InnerWest Council Philosophy series 

 

ARTS1361 Truth and Human Existence

ARTS2249 Environmental Philosophy

ARTS2244 The Animal: Worker, Wild, Extinct
ARTS2362 Alienation and Social Critique
ARTS33375 Hegel and German Idealism

Supervision areas

  1. German Idealism (Hegel)
  2. Environmental Philosophy
  3. Modern European Philosophy
  4. Habit
  5. Philosophy of History

Current Doctoral Research Students:

Joshua O'Rourke: Religion in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit

James Banwell: Hegel and Representationalism

Sharri Lembryk: Anthropomorphic Bias in Animal Ethics: Toward a New Model of Inquiry

Kate Judith: Environmental Philosophy

Doctoral Completions

Scott Mcbride: Empiricism and Apprenticeship: Structure and Method in the works of Deleuze

Lenka Ucnik: Ethics, Politics and the Transformative Possibilities of the Self in Arendt and Foucault