Researcher

Professor Timothy Eugene O'Leary

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Biography

Timothy O’Leary is a philosopher who moved from Ireland, to Paris, to Australia, to Hong Kong, and back to Australia again.

His research is in the area of contemporary European philosophy, in particular the work of Michel Foucault. He has published two monographs, edited several volumes, and published many journal articles on topics including the work of Michel Foucault, the relations between ethics and aesthetics, the ethical dimensions of...view more

Timothy O’Leary is a philosopher who moved from Ireland, to Paris, to Australia, to Hong Kong, and back to Australia again.

His research is in the area of contemporary European philosophy, in particular the work of Michel Foucault. He has published two monographs, edited several volumes, and published many journal articles on topics including the work of Michel Foucault, the relations between ethics and aesthetics, the ethical dimensions of literature, and philosophical approaches to happiness.

Before coming to UNSW in 2018, he taught philosophy for 17 years at the University of Hong Kong, where he also served as Associate Dean of Arts (Research & Postgraduate), the Head of the School of Humanities, and an elected member of HKU Council.

In his current position as Head of the School of Humanities & Languages at UNSW, he is particularly keen to promote the critical role of the humanities in our contemporary world of splintered politics, huge inequalities, and a growing environmental crisis.


My Research Activities

* I am currently working on a long-term project on concepts of "sensibility" in ethics and literature, which has received funding from Hong Kong's Research Grants Council.

* I am closely involved in the work of an international research group called Terra Critica, based at the University of Utrecht and including researchers from a range of humanities disciplines based at universities across Europe, the United States, and Australia.

http://terracritica.net/

* I am co-General Editor of the series "New Critical Humanities" at Rowman & Littlefield International.

https://www.rowmaninternational.com/our-publishing/series/new-critical-humanities/

 

 


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Contemporary European philosophy; Foucault; philosophy and literature.

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Location

Room 276
Morven Brown Building

Contact

+61 2 9385 9098

Publications

by Professor Timothy Eugene O'Leary