Robert Sinnerbrink

After studying medicine, creative writing, film, and philosophy, Robert was awarded his PhD on Hegel, Heidegger, and the Metaphysics of Modernity at the University of Sydney in 2002. During his postgraduate research candidature he spent six months studying at the Humboldt Universit├Ąt in Berlin. He has taught philosophy at a number of institutions, including the University of Sydney, The College of Fine Arts, and Macquarie University, before joining the Macquarie Department of Philosophy in July 2002.

Robert’s research areas of interest include Continental Philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of film, critical theory, romanticism, Heidegger, and social philosophy. He has recently been awarded an ARC Discovery Grant (with Dr Lisa Trahair and Dr Gregory Flaxman) on ‘Film as Philosophy: Understanding Cinematic Thinking’, commencing in 2010. He is currently co-writing a new book with Trahair and Flaxman on philosophical approaches to cinematic thinking.

Robert is a former Chair of the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy (ASCP) and is currently a serving member of the ASCP’s executive committee. He is a book review co-editor for the journal Critical Horizons, has been a member of the Sydney Society for Literature and Aesthetics, the International Association for Philosophy and Literature, and a former co-convenor of the Sydney Seminar for the Arts and Philosophy. He is currently on the editorial board of the journal Film-Philosophy, the editorial advisory board of Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy and the general editorial board of the journal Derrida Today (Edinburgh University Press).

He is the author of New Philosophies of Film: Thinking Images (Continuum, 2011) and Understanding Hegelianism (Acumen, 2007).