Dr Richard Colledge - School of Philosophy (Faculty of Theology and Philosophy)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


Philosophy of religion; 19-20th century German philosophy, especially Martin Heidegger; the history of western metaphysics; philosophical psychology.


Phone :(07) 3623 7569 (Brisbane)
Email :richard.colledge@acu.edu.au
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Philosophy of Religion ; Phenomenology ; Metaphysics (Ontology) ; Hermeneutics ; Philosophical Psychology ; History of Philosophy ;

Methods Expertise

Hermeneutics ; Phenomenology ;

Research Projects

Current Projects

  • "Know Thyself". Psychoanalysis and the Enlightenment Project (PhD) (Principal Supervisor)
  • Heidegger's Abyssal Ground of Ethics: A Fourfold Approach (PhD) (Principal Supervisor)

Selected Publications


Kin and Stranger: Kearney and Desmond on God, in Chris Doude van Troostwijk and Matthew Clemente (eds), Richard Kearney's Anatheistic Wager: Philosophy, Theology, Poetics, Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2018, 125-141.


Faith, Philosophy and the Elemental, in J. Ozolins (ed). Religion and Culture in Dialogue: East and West Perspectives. Springer, 2016, 41-56.


Rethinking Disagreement: Philosophical Incommensurability and Meta-Philosophy, in Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy. 18(2), 2014, 33-53.


Secular Spirituality and the Hermeneutics of Ontological Gratitude, in Sophia. 52(1), 2013, 27-43.


On Ex(s)istere: Re-visiting the 'To-Be' - 'to-Exist' Debate, in Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association


Kierkegaard's Subjective Ontology: A Metaphysics of the Existing Individual, in International Philosophical Quarterly