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Phillips J, 2019, Sternberg and Dietrich: The Phenomenology of Spectacle, Oxford University Press, USA,

Phillips JA, 2007, The Equivocation of Reason: Kleist reading Kant, Original, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

Phillips JA, 2005, Heidegger`s Volk: Between National Socialism and Poetry, Original, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

Book Chapters

Phillips J, 2021, 'Barrie Kosky's Grotesques and the Ecstasy of Theatre', in Phillips J; Severn JR (ed.), Barrie Kosky’s Transnational Theatres, Springer, Cham, pp. 137 - 155,

Phillips J; Severn JR, 2021, 'It Begins with the Theatre: Barrie Kosky’s Workshop', in Phillips J; Severn JR (ed.), Barrie Kosky’s Transnational Theatres, Springer, Cham, pp. 1 - 30,

Phillips J, 2019, 'Metaphor and the Unprecedented: Byron's 'Darkness' and Responding to Ecological Disaster', in Collett A; Murphy O (ed.), Romantic Climates: Literature and Science in an Age of Catastrophe, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 159 - 171,

Phillips J, 2019, 'Metaphor and the Unprecedented: Byron’s ‘Darkness’ and Responding to Ecological Disaster', in Romantic Climates: Literature and Science in an Age of Catastrophe, Springer International Publishing, pp. 159 - 171,

Phillips JA, 2009, 'Beckett's Boredom', in Essays on Boredom and Modernity, edn. 1, Rodopi, Amsterdam, pp. 109 - 126

Phillips JA, 2008, 'Glauber Rocha: Hunger and Garbage', in Phillips J (ed.), Cinematic Thinking, edn. 1, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, pp. 90 - 108

Phillips JA, 2008, 'Introduction: What Can Cinema Do?', in Phillips J (ed.), Cinematic Thinking, edn. 1, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, pp. 1 - 9

Edited Books

Phillips J; Severn JR, (ed.), 2021, Barrie Kosky's Transnational Theatres, Springer, Cham,

Phillips J, (ed.), 2008, Cinematic Thinking: Philosophical Approaches to the New Cinema, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA,

Journal articles

Phillips J, 2022, 'Kant, the Canon, and Pleasure's Transcendental Sociability', College Literature, vol. 49, pp. 682 - 710,

Phillips J, 2022, 'The Troubling Relationship between Pleasure and Universality in Kant’s Impure Aesthetic Judgements', Kant-Studien, vol. 113, pp. 219 - 237,

Phillips J, 2021, 'Finitude and the Precritical Imagination: Heidegger's Confrontation with Idealism in Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics and its Bearing on his Philosophy of Art', Southern Journal of Philosophy, vol. 59, pp. 606 - 628,

Phillips J, 2020, 'Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops To Conquer: The Stakes of Shame and the Prospects of Politeness', ELH: English Literary History, vol. 87, pp. 999 - 1023,

Phillips J, 2020, 'The Rules and Politics of Storyworlds: Fictionalizing the Everyday in E. F. Benson’s Mapp and Lucia Novels', Philosophy and Literature, vol. 44, pp. 52 - 65,

Phillips J, 2020, 'Beauty is a Fact under Siege: John Ruskin as Critic in a State of Ecological Emergency', Journal of Victorian Culture, vol. 25, pp. 63 - 76,

Phillips J, 2018, 'Jacques Tati and the Unbound Gag: Notes for a Cinematic Phenomenology of Judgement', Film International, vol. 16, pp. 54 - 65,

Phillips JA, 2018, 'The Eternal Return of the Same and the Missed Opportunity of Heidegger’s Nietzsche: Sacrificing the Perspectivism of Moods to the History of Being', Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, vol. 22, pp. 141 - 158,


Phillips JA, 2017, 'Straddling the Senses of a Contested Term: A Comment on the Use of ‘Aesthetic’ in Mohan Matthen's ‘The Pleasure of Art’', Australasian Philosophical Review, vol. 1, pp. 90 - 94,

Phillips J, 2017, 'The Cuckoo’s Egg in Honneth’s Hegel-Inspired Theory of Recognition: The Hobbesian Myth of Autonomy Revisited', Critical Horizons, vol. 18, pp. 19 - 32,

Phillips J, 2016, 'For the unruly subject the covenant, for the Christian sovereign the grace of God: The different arguments of Hobbes' Leviathan', Philosophy & Social Criticism, vol. 42, pp. 1082 - 1104,

Phillips JA; McMahon J; Burns Coleman E; Macarthur D; von Sturmer D, 2016, 'Between philosophy and art: A collaboration at The Lock-Up, Newcastle', Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 5, pp. 135 - 150,

Phillips JA, 2016, 'Anti-Oedipus: The Ethics of Performance and Misrecognition in Matsumoto Toshio’s Funeral Parade of Roses', SubStance, vol. 45, pp. 33 - 48,

Phillips JA, 2015, 'Arendt and Deleuze on Totalitarianism and the Revolutionary Event: Among the Peoples of the Fall of the Berlin Wall', Deleuze Studies, vol. 9, pp. 112 - 136,

Phillips J, 2015, 'Hegel and Heidegger on the Essence of Beauty: Plotting a Trajectory from Kant's Third Critique', Philosophy Today, vol. 59, pp. 23 - 36,

Phillips JA, 2014, 'Instead of a Preface: Dostoevsky and Philosophising', The Dostoevsky Journal: an independent review, vol. 14, pp. i - vii

Phillips JA, 2014, 'Sovereignty's Ontological Indecision: Derrida and Heidegger on the Other Line (Between the Human and the Animals)', SubStance, vol. 43, pp. 68 - 82,

Phillips J, 2014, 'Agamben's Limbos: Robert Walser and the Refugee', Textual Practice, vol. 28, pp. 289 - 303,

Phillips JA, 2013, 'Between the Tyranny of Opinion and the Despotism of Rational Truth: Arendt on Facts and Acting in Concert', New German Critique, vol. 40, pp. 97 - 112,

Phillips JA, 2013, 'Jean-Luc Nancy's Fraternal First Philosophy of the "With": Rethinking Communion', Theory and Event, vol. 16,

Phillips JA, 2013, 'Mimesis and Justice: The Realism of Vidas Sêcas', Culture Theory and Critique, vol. 54, pp. 183 - 193,

Phillips JA, 2012, 'Eric Rohmer's Die Marquise von O..., or Marriage Under Ambiguous Circumstances', Monatshefte für deutschsprachige Literatur und Kultur, vol. 104, pp. 232 - 243

Phillips JA, 2012, 'The Case for a Convergence of the Beautiful and the Sublime: Kant. Aesthetic Form and the Temptations of Appearance', The Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, vol. 43, pp. 161 - 177,

Phillips JA, 2012, 'The Fates of Flesh: Cinematic Realism Following Bazin and Mizoguchi', Angelaki - Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, vol. 17, pp. 9 - 22,

Phillips JA, 2012, 'The Practicalities of the Absolute: Justice and Kingship in Shakespeare's Richard II', ELH - English Literary History, vol. 79, pp. 161 - 177,

Phillips JA, 2011, 'Placing Ugliness in Kant's Third Critique: A Reply to Paul Guyer', Kant - Studien, vol. 102, pp. 385 - 395,

Phillips JA, 2010, 'Restoring Place to Aesthetic Experience: Heidegger's Critique of Rilke', Critical Horizons: Journal of Social and Critical Theory, vol. 11, pp. 341 - 358,

Phillips JA, 2010, 'Wordsworth and the Fraternity of Joy', New Literary History, vol. 41, pp. 613 - 632,

Phillips JA, 2008, 'After Blanchot: Literature, Criticism, Philosophy', International Journal of Philosophical Studies, vol. 16, pp. 106 - 110

Phillips JA, 2008, 'In the Company of Predators: Beowulf and the Monstrous Descendants of Cain', Angelaki - Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, vol. 13, pp. 41 - 51,

Phillips JA, 2008, 'Marriage in Jane Eyre: From Contract to Conversation', Bronte Studies, vol. 13, pp. 203 - 217,

Phillips JA, 2007, 'The Two Faces of Love in Wuthering Heights', Bronte Studies, vol. 32, pp. 96 - 105,

Phillips JA, 2006, 'Life in Space: William Burroughs and the Limits of the Society of Control', Literature and Aesthetics, vol. 16, pp. 95 - 112

Phillips JA, 2005, 'Dying is not Death: The Difference between Blanchot`s Fiction and Hegel`s Concept', Colloquy, vol. 10, pp. 57 - 68,

Phillips JA, 2004, 'Beckett's Boredom and the Spirit of Adorno', Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd`Hui, vol. 14, pp. 251 - 260,

Phillips JA, 2004, 'From Radical to Banal Evil: Hannah Arendt against the Justification of the Unjustifiable', International Journal of Philosophical Studies, vol. 12, pp. 129 - 158,

Conference Papers

Phillips J, 2003, 'Beckett's boredom and the spirit of Adorno', in Uhlmann A; Houppermans S; Clement B (eds.), AFTER BECKETT D'APRES BECKETT, EDITIONS RODOPI B V, AUSTRALIA, Sydney, pp. 251 - 259, presented at Samuel Beckett Symposium on After Beckett/d Apres Beckett, AUSTRALIA, Sydney, 06 January 2003 - 09 January 2003,

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