Dr Richard Colledge
BA (UQ), Grad Dip Teach (ACU), Grad Dip Couns (QUT), MTh (BCT), MA Phil (KUL), PhD (UQ)
Richard Colledge is Head of the School of Philosophy. After a varied early career that included postgraduate studies in education, counselling psychology and theology, he completed a Licentiate (M.A.) in Philosophy from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), with a thesis on Søren Kierkegaard’s metaphysics of the self, and a PhD through the University of Queensland in 2006 on Heidegger’s alethiological understanding of being. He teaches broadly across various areas in contemporary philosophy and the history of philosophy. His research areas focus on phenomenology and hermeneutics, metaphysics, the philosophy of religion, metaphilosophy, and philosophical psychology.
“Rethinking Disagreement: Philosophical Incommensurability and Meta-Philosophy.” Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy. Special Issue on Australasian Continental Philosophy. 18(2), 2014, 33-53.
“Gaudium et Spes and the Metaphysics of Christian Soteriology.” In Anthropos in the Antipodes: Groundwork for a Theological Anthopology in the Twenty-first Centur, eds. D. Kirchhoffer et al. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2013: 47-67.
“Secular Spirituality and the Hermeneutics of Ontological Gratitude.” Sophia: International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysical Theology and Ethics. 52(1), 2013: 27-43.
“On ‘Nature’ and ‘Law’ in Natural Moral Law: A Prolegomenon for Normative Ethics?” Ethics Education, 18(1-2), 2012: 61-76.
“On Ex(s)istere: Re-visiting the 'To-Be' - 'to-Exist' Debate.” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, 82, 2008: 263-274.
Other Selected Publications
“Horror, Ecstasy, God: In Memoriam, John Updike.” Ethics Education, 15(1), 2009: 42-60.
“Kierkegaard’s Subjective Ontology: A Metaphysics of the Existing Individual.” International Philosophical Quarterly, 44(1), 2004: 5-22.
“Becker and Emmanuel Levinas: Some Surprising Convergences.” In Denial and Death: the Legacy of Ernest Becker, D. Liechty. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishing, 2003: 175-185.
“Between Ultra-Essentialism and Post-Essentialism: Kierkegaard as Transitional and Contemporary.” Contretemps, 3, 2002: 54-65.
Many full text papers are available here: https://acu-au.academia.edu/RichardColledge/Papers
Philosophy of Religion, Phenomenology, Metaphysics, Hermeneutics
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, History of Philosophy, Ethics.
- American Catholic Philosophical Association (2001-).
- Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy (1999-). Past secretary 2007-2009
- Australasian Philosophy of Religion Association (2009-).
Page last updated: 2018-01-22
Short url: https://www.acu.edu.au/1273347