The Centre for the History of European Discourses was incorporated in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in August 2015.

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Dr Marguerite La Caze
BA (Queensland), MA (Melbourne), PhD (Queensland)

Research interests:
Marguerite La Caze is an Senior Lecturer in philosophy at the University of Queensland. She has research interests and publications in modern and contemporary European philosophy, feminist philosophy, and aesthetics. She has published The Analytic Imaginary (Ithaca: Cornell, 2002) and Integrity and the Fragile Self, co-authored with Damian Cox and Michael Levine (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003).

Recent papers include:

‘Seeing oneself through the eyes of the other: Asymmetrical reciprocity and self-respect’, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Vol.23, No.3, 2008, 118-135.

‘At the intersection: Kant, Derrida and the relation between ethics and politics’ Political Theory: A Journal of Political Philosophy 35, 2007, 781-805,

‘Sartre integrating ethics and politics: the case of terrorism’, Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy, No.3, 2007, 43-53.

‘Splitting the Difference: Between Young and Fraser on Identity Politics’, Feminist Alliances, Ed. Lynda Burns, New York: Rodopi, 2006, 151-163.

‘Should radical evil be forgiven?’ Forensic Psychiatry: Influences of Evil, Ed. Tom Mason, Totowa: Humana, 2006, 273- 293, and

‘The asymmetry between apology and forgiveness.’ Feature Article: Theory and Practice, Contemporary Political Theory. Vol.5, No.4, 2006, 447-468.

Her current research projects concern ethics and politics of respect for difference, responses to evil, and the recent work of Michèle Le Doeuff.


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