Nikolas Kompridis

Nikolas Kompridis is Professorial Fellow at the University of Western Sydney in the School of Humanities & Communication Arts. His major work involves  developing the concepts of receptivity and world disclosure for political philosophy, thinking about and articulating their significance for the practices of reason, democracy, freedom and critique.

As a whole, Kompridis’ scholarship addresses a wide range of subjects in contemporary social and political philosophy, as well as in aesthetics and philosophy of culture. Kompridis’ published works cover topics that include: critical theory; democratic theory; theories of agency and action; theories of rationality; theories of identity, recognition, and culture; the role of social criticism in social change; the renewal of romanticism; and issues in philosophy of art, literature, music and film.

He is the author of three books:  The Aesthetic Turn in Political Thought  ( Continuum, 2012), Critique and disclosure : critical theory between past and future (  MIT Press, 2006) and  Philosophical Romanticism (Routledge, 2006).