Dr Jon Roffe

Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow
B. Soc Sci (Hons, UMelb), MA (Philosophy, UMelb), PhD (Philosophy, UTas)
School of Humanities & Languages


Room 330, Morven Brown
Kensington Campus
Fields: Economic Theory not elsewhere classified, Poststructuralism

Current research

The history of the philosophy of money, and the contemporary situation of money
The philosophy of the market
Gilles Deleuze's reading of David Hume

Areas of specialisation

Recent and contemporary French philosophy (Badiou, Derrida, Deleuze, Lyotard, Foucault and Meillassoux)
Early modern rationalism (especially Spinoza)

Areas of competence

Immanuel Kant
Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Transcendental philosophy
The philosophy of the city
The films of Hal Hartley

Other areas of Interest

The philosophy of mathematics
The philosophy of the social sciences



    • Attiwill S;Bird T;Roffe J, 2017, Practising with Deleuze Design, Dance, Art, Writing, Philosophy
    • Stark H;Roffe J, 2015, Deleuze and the Non/Human, Palgrave Macmillan
    • Roffe JD, 2015, Abstract Market Theory, Palgrave MacMillan
    • Roffe JD;Clemens J;Bartlett AJ, 2014, Lacan Deleuze Badiou
    • Roffe J, 2014, Badiou's Deleuze, Routledge
    • De Boever A; Murray A; Roffe J; Woodward A, (eds.), 2012, Gilbert Simondon: Being and Technology, Edinburgh University Press
    • Roffe J, 2012, Muttering for the Sake of Stars
    • Jones G; Roffe J, (eds.), 2009, Deleuze's Philosophical Lineage
    • Reynolds J; Roffe J, (eds.), 2004, Understanding Derrida, A&C Black
    • Roffe MP F J, Gilles Deleuze's Empiricism and Subjectivity A Critical Introduction and Guide

    Book Chapters

    • Van De Velde M;Ferrari LR;Hoeft A, 2016, 'Editorial introductions', in Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology, edn. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ACO.0000000000000351
    • Roffe JD, 2015, 'Deleuze', in The Badiou Dictionary
    • Roffe JD, 2015, 'Number', in The Badiou Dictionary
    • Roffe JD;Stark H, 2015, 'Introduction: Deleuze and the Non/Human', in Deleuze and the Non/Human, Palgrave Macmillan
    • Roffe JD;Stark H, 2015, 'Deleuze and the Non/Human Turn: An interview with Elizabeth Grosz', in Deleuze and the Non/Human, Palgrave Macmillan
    • Roffe JD, 2015, 'Objectal Human: On The Place of Psychic Systems in Difference and Repetition', in Deleuze and the Non/Human, Palgrave Macmillan
    • Roffe JD, 2015, 'The concept of the assemblage and the case of markets', in Assembling Consumption Researching Actors, Networks and Markets, Routledge, pp. 42 - 56
    • Roffe JD;Jones G, 2015, 'Into the Labyrinth', in Jones G; Roffe J (ed.), Deleuze's Philosophical Lineage, pp. 1 - 7
    • Roffe JD, 2014, 'Error, Illusion, Deception: Deleuze against James', in Bowden S; Bignall S; Patton P (ed.), Deleuze and Pragmatism, Routledge
    • Roffe JD, 2014, 'Spinoza', in Badiou: Key Concepts, pp. 118 - 127
    • Roffe JD, 2012, 'One Divides Into Two: Badiou's Critique of Deleuze', in Bowden S; Duffy S (ed.), Badiou and Philosophy, Edinburgh University Press, pp. 244 - 260
    • Roffe JD, 2011, 'Deleuze's Nietzsche', in Woodward A (ed.), Interpreting Nietzsche, A&C Black, pp. 66 - 80
    • Roffe JD, 2010, 'For a Philosophy of the City', in Pavlovits D (ed.), With Silence Implying Sound, pp. 339 - 374
    • Roffe JD, 2009, 'David Hume', in Jones G; Roffe J (ed.), Deleuze's Philosophical Lineage, pp. 67 - 86
    • Roffe JD, 2007, 'The Revolutionary Dividual', in Hickey-Moody A; Malins P (ed.), Deleuzian Encounters, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 40 - 49
    • Roffe JD, 2004, 'Translation', in Roffe JD; Reynolds J (ed.), Understanding Derrida, pp. 103 - 112
    • Roffe JD, 2004, 'Ethics', in Understanding Derrida, pp. 37 - 45

    Journal articles

    • Roffe J, 2017, 'Deleuze's Concept of Quasi-cause', Deleuze Studies, vol. 11, pp. 278 - 294, http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/dls.2017.0266
    • Roffe J, 2017, 'Form IV: From Ruyer's Psychobiology to Deleuze and Guattari's Socius', Deleuze Studies, vol. 11, pp. 580 - 599, http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/dls.2017.0286
    • Roffe JD, 2016, 'Axiomatic set theory in the work of Deleuze and Guattari: A Critique', Parrhesia: a journal of critical philosophy, pp. 129 - 154, https://www.parrhesiajournal.org/parrhesia25/parrhesia25_roffe.pdf
    • Roffe JD, 2016, 'Notes on a Deleuzean Theory of Melancholia: Object, Cinema, World', Crisis and Critique, http://crisiscritique.org/special09/roffe.pdf
    • Roffe JD, 2014, 'From a restricted to a general pricing surface: opening propositions for an abstract market theory', Collapse, http://urbanomic.com/pub_collapse8.php
    • Roffe JD, 2012, 'Time and Ground: A Critique of Meillassoux's Speculative Realism', Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities
    • Roffe JD;Clemens J, 2008, 'Philosophy as Anti-Religion in the Thought of Alain Badiou', Sophia: an international journal for philosophical theology and cross-cultural philosophy of religion
    • Roffe JD, 2007, 'Badiou and Deleuze on individuation, limitation and infinite modes in Spinoza', Continental Philosophy Review
    • Reynolds J;Roffe J, 2006, 'Deleuze and Merleau-Ponty: Immanence, Univocity and Phenomenology', Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, vol. 37, pp. 228 - 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2006.11006589
    • Roffe JD, 2005, 'For a Philosophy of the City', Quarterly Architecture Essay

Affiliations and membership

Editor, Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy (www.parrhesiajournal.org)
Series Editor, Groundworks: Translations of key overlooked texts in the European tradition (Rowman Littlefield International)
Series Editor, Insolubilia: New Work in Philosophy (Rowman Littlefield International)

Member, The Australasian Society of Continental Philosophy (www.ascp.org.au)