Sean Gaston

Research Fellow
English Department, University of Melbourne

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Sean Gaston studied at the University of Melbourne. He was a recipient of a Commonwealth Scholarship and Reader in English and Philosophy at Brunel University London from 2009-2017. He is currently a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He has published five monographs and one edited collection on the work of Jacques Derrida as well as a wide range of articles on other philosophical and literary questions. In 2013, he published The Concept of World from Kant to Derrida, which focused on the treatment of the concept of world in Kant, Hegel, Husserl, Heidegger and Derrida. His most recent publication is ‘Derrida and the Problem of History 1964-1965’, New Literary History 48.2 (2017).

He is currently working on two research projects: Jacques Derrida and the Challenge of History (Rowman & Littlefield 2019), and Arendt and World ‘as the space for politics’ (chapter). His research interests include: Jacques Derrida, Continental Philosophy, Philosophy and History, and Concepts of World.