Simon Lumsden

Associate Professor

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.  

 

Journal articles
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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
2021
Lumsden S, 2021, 'The Role of Bildung in Hegel’s Philosophy of History', Intellectual History Review
2021
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
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
2020
Lumsden S, 2019, 'Hegel’s God, Normativity, and Self-Knowledge', Philosophy Today, vol. 63, pp. 543 - 548, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/philtoday201982268
2019
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
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
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
2018
Lumsden S, 2017, 'Veganism, Normative Change, and Second Nature', Environmental Philosophy, vol. 14, pp. 221 - 238, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/envirophil201731045
2017
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
2016
Lumsden S, 2015, 'At Home with Hegel and Heidegger', Philosophy Today, vol. 59, pp. 7 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/philtoday201411648
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
2015
Lumsden S, 2013, 'Experience and the Anachronistic Present', Parrhesia: a journal of critical philosophy, vol. 17, pp. 29 - 33, http://www.openhumanitiespress.org/
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
2013
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
2012
Lumsden S, 2011, 'Hegel, Analytic Philosophy and the Return of Metaphysics', Parrhesia, pp. 89 - 93, http://www.parrhesiajournal.org/past.html#issue11
2011
Lumsden S, 2009, 'Philosophy and the logic of modernity: Hegel`s dissatisfied spirit', Review of Metaphysics, vol. 63, pp. 55 - 89
2009
Lumsden S, 2008, 'Review: Philosophical romanticism', University of Toronto Quarterly, vol. 77, pp. 145 - 146
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
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
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
2008
Lumsden S, 2008, 'Philosophical romanticism', UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO QUARTERLY, vol. 77, pp. 145 - 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/utq.0.0004
2008
Lumsden S, 2007, 'Hegel, Derrida and the Subject', Cosmos and History, vol. 3, pp. 35 - 50
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
2007
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
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
2005
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
2004
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
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
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
2003
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
2002
Lumsden S, 2001, 'Tragedy and Understanding in Hegel’s Dialectic', Idealistic Studies: an interdisciplinary journal of philosophy, vol. 33, pp. 125 - 134
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
2001
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
2000
Lumsden S, 2000, 'A Subject for Hegel's Logic', International Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 40, pp. 85 - 100, http://www.pdcnet.org/ipq
2000
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
1998
Book Chapters
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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
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
2020
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
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
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
2013
Books
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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
2014
Conference Papers
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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
2003
O'Sullivan S; Lumsden S, 2018, Episode 75: The Habit of being Vegan with Simon Lumsden, https://knowinganimals.libsyn.com/episode-75-the-habit-of-being-vegan-with-simon-lumsden
2018

ARTS1360 Philosophy, Morality and Society
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