Jack Reynolds

Professor Jack Reynolds

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2020
  • Section(s): Philosophy And History Of Ideas


Jack Reynolds is Professor of Philosophy and Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deakin University. His research has been supported by Australian Research Council grants (Lead CI on two Discovery Projects). He is the editor of eight books and author of five books, starting with Merleau-Ponty and Derrida: Intertwining Embodiment and Alterity (2004) and most recently Phenomenology, Naturalism, and Science: A Hybrid and Heretical Proposal (2018). In the latter of these books, and in other work with Dr James Chase that was funded by the ARC and resulted in the book Analytic versus Continental: Arguments on the Methods and Value of Philosophy (2010), he examines and helps ‘bridge’ the so-called divide between analytic and continental philosophy. His recent work has become more interdisciplinary in nature, while continuing to address philosophical and empirical issues concerning embodiment, temporality, and social cognition.

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