BA (UQ), Grad Dip Teach (ACU), Grad Dip Couns (QUT), MTh (BCT), MA Phil (KUL), PhD (UQ)
Richard Colledge is Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching) in the Faculty of Theology & Philosophy. He is a past 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.
"From Mitsein to Volk: Jean-Luc Nancy and the Geschichtlichkeit Question in Heidegger". New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, forthcoming in Vol XXI, 2023.
"Thomism and Contemporary Phenomenological Realism: Toward a Renewed Engagement.", American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly. Vol. 95(3): 2021, 411-432.
"Heidegger on (In)finitude and the Greco-Latin Grammar of Being." Review of Metaphysics. Vol. 74(2), 2020: 289-319.
"Kin and Stranger: Kearney and Desmond on God." In Chris Doude van Troostwijk and Matthew Clemente (eds), Richard Kearney's Anatheistic Wager: Philosophy, Theology, Poetics, Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2018, 125-141.
"Faith, Philosophy and the Elemental." In J. Ozolins (ed). Religion and Culture in Dialogue: East and West Perspectives. Springer, 2016, 41-56.
Other Selected Publications
"Rethinking Disagreement: Philosophical Incommensurability and Meta-Philosophy." Symposium: Canadian Journal of 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 Century, 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.
"Horror, Ecstasy, God: In Memoriam, John Updike." Ethics Education, 15(1), 2009: 42-60.
"On Ex(s)istere: Re-visiting the 'To-Be' - 'to-Exist' Debate." Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, 82, 2008: 263-274.
"Kierkegaard's Subjective Ontology: A Metaphysics of the Existing Individual." International Philosophical Quarterly, 44(1), 2004: 5-22.
"Ernest 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.
Many full text papers are available here:  https://acu-au.academia.edu/RichardColledge/Papers
Philosophy of Religion, Phenomenology, Metaphysics, Hermeneutics
Continental Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Interpreting evil, Religious language, Faith and reason, Metaphilosophy and rationality, Philosophy and Psychoanalysis, Metaphysics in western philosophy: especially Aristotle, Aquinas, Scotus, Kierkegaard, Heidegger.
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, History of Philosophy, Ethics.
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