Dr Simon Lumsden

Senior Lecturer
BA Hons UNSW, PhD Sydney
School of Humanities & Languages


(02) 9385 2369
Room 335, Morven Brown
Kensington Campus


Session 1, 2018 Monday: 10am-11am (Weeks 7-12) Friday: 11am-12pm (Weeks 1-12) At other times by appointment
Fields: Social Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Hermeneutic and Critical Theory

Simon Lumsden is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the School of Humanities and Languages, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW. He is the author of Self-Consciousness and the Critique of the Subject: Hegel, Heidegger and Poststructuralism, (New York: Columbia University Press, 2014). He has published widely on German idealism and Poststructuralism and the relation between these traditions.


Research Areas
: German Idealism, Hermeneutics, Philosophy of History, Modern European Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy, Habit.

Current Research Projects: Currently Simon is writing a manuscript on Hegel’s Philosophy of History

Current Doctoral Research Students:

Carlos Lopez: Hegel’s Logic

David Lah: Hegel’s Subjective Spirit and Personal Identity

Joshua O'Rourke: Religion in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit

James Banwell: Hegel and Representationalism

Doctoral Completions

Scott Mcbride: Empiricism and Apprenticeship: Structure and Method in the works of Deleuze

Lenka Ucnik: Ethics, Politics and the Transformative Possibilities of the Self in Arendt and Foucault

Areas of Supervision:
 German Idealism, Hermeneutics, Philosophy of History, Modern European Philosophy, theories of subjectivity, Environmental Philosophy, Habit.

Forthcoming Publications:

'Hegel and the Logic of History" The Palgrave Hegel Handbook, forthcoming 2017

"Hegel's Theory of Community" Hegel Bulletin




ARTS1360 Philosophy, Morality and Society
ARTS2362 Alienation and Social Critique
ARTS33375 Hegel and German Idealism

Affiliations and membership

National Tertiary Education Union

Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy (ASCP)


Related links

Drafts of some of my published papers are available at: