Professor Paul Redding

Professor of Philosophy
ARC DORA Research Fellow

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Paul Redding works mainly in the areas of Kantian philosophy and the tradition of continental idealism. In particular he is interested in the relationship of this tradition to the later movements of analytic philosophy and pragmatism, and in issues in idealist logic, philosophical psychology and philosophy of religion. He is a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Selected grants

2013

  • Sydney Intellectual History Network; Milam J, Aspromourgos A, Borghesi F, Caine B, Ferng J, Fitzmaurice A, Gaukroger S, Helbig D, Karalis V, Kerridge I, Macarthur D, Nassar D, Redding P, Sadurski W, Sevel M, Sluga G, Smith M, Waldow A, Walton K; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).
  • Analysis in the continental idealist tradition: the development of Leibniz's analytic method by Kant and Hegel and its implications for contemporary philosophy; Redding P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2012

  • Expression and Constitution of the Self: Investigating the Interplay between First and Third-Person Perspectives; Renaudie P, Redding P; DVC Research/International Research Collaboration Award (IRCA).
  • Analysis and Logic in the Idealist Tradition; Redding P; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2009

  • The God of Hegel's Post-Kantian Idealism; Redding P, Bubbio P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2005

  • Idealism and the Objectivity of Norms and Values: A Neglected Path from the Eighteenth Centry; Redding P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2003

  • The role of conative psychology in Kants Ethics; Redding P; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).

2002

  • Idealism, Pragmatism, and the Historical Norms of Rationality; Redding P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Redding, P. (2009). Continental Idealism: Leibniz to Nietzsche. Abingdon: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Redding, P. (2007). Analytic Philosophy and the Return of Hegelian Thought. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Edited Books

  • Bubbio, P., Redding, P. (2012). Religion After Kant: God and Culture in the Idealist Era. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Redding, P. (2014). Mathematics, Computation, Language and Poetry: The Novalis Paradox. In D. Nassar (Eds.), The Relevance of Romanticism: Essays on German Romantic Philosophy, (pp. 221-238). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Redding, P. (2013). Hegel and Analytic Philosophy. In Allegra de Laurentiis, Jeffrey Edwards (Eds.), The Bloomsbury Companion to Hegel, (pp. 313-319). London: Bloomsbury.
  • Redding, P. (2013). Hegel, Aristotle and the Conception of Free Agency. In Gunnar Hindrichs, Axel Honneth (Eds.), Freiheit: Stuttgarter Hegelkongress 2011 (Freedom: Hegel Congress 2011: Spirit and History Voulume 1), (pp. 389-404). Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann.
  • Redding, P. (2012). Kantian Origins: One Possible Path From Transcendental Idealism to a Post-Kantian Theology. In P.D. Bubbio, P. Redding (Eds.), Religion After Kant: God and Culture in the Idealist Era, (pp. 1-21). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Bubbio, P., Redding, P. (2012). Preface. In P.D. Bubbio, P. Redding (Eds.), Religion After Kant: God and Culture in the Idealist Era, (pp. vii-xix). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Redding, P. (2012). The Relation of Logic to Ontology in Hegel. In Leila Haaparanta and Heikki J. Koskinen (Eds.), Categories of Being: Essays on Metaphysics and Logic, (pp. 145-166). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Redding, P. (2012). The Role of Work Within the Processes of Recognition in Hegel's Idealism. In N.H. Smith and J.P. Deranty (Eds.), New Philosophies of Labour: Work and the Social Bond, (pp. 41-62). Leiden & Boston: Brill.
  • Redding, P. (2011). German Idealism. In George Klosko (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy, (pp. 348-368). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Redding, P. (2011). The Analytic Neo-Hegelianism of John McDowell and Robert Brandom. In Stephen Houlgate and Michael Baur (Eds.), A Companion to Hegel, (pp. 576-593). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Redding, P. (2011). The Metaphysical and Theological Commitments of Idealism: Kant, Hegel, Hegelianism. In Douglas Moggach (Eds.), Politics, Religion, and Art: Hegelian Debates, (pp. 47-65). Evanston, USA: Northwestern University Press.
  • Redding, P. (2011). The Relevance of Hegel's "Absolute Spirit" to Social Normativity. In Heikki Ikaheimo and Arto Laitinen (Eds.), Recognition and Social Ontology, (pp. 211-238). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.
  • Redding, P. (2010). The Possibility of German Idealism after Analytic Philosophy: McDowell, Brandom and Beyond. In Jack Reynolds; Ed Mares; James Chase; James Williams (Eds.), Postanalytic and Metacontinental: Crossing Philosophical Divides, (pp. 191-203). London, UK: Continuum.
  • Redding, P. (2010). Two Directions for Analytic Kantianism: Naturalism and Idealism. In Mario De Caro, David Macarthur (Eds.), Naturalism and Normativity, (pp. 263-285). New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Redding, P. (2009). G. F. W. Hegel. In Oppy, Graham and Trakakis, Nick (Eds.), The History of Western Philosophy of Religion, Volume IV: Nineteenth-Century Philosophy and Religion, (pp. 49-60). Durham: Acumen Publishing.
  • Redding, P. (2008). Hegel, Idealism and God: Philosophy as the Self-Correcting Appropriation of the Norms of Life and Thought. In Paul Ashton, Toula Nicolacopoulos and George Vassilacopoulos (Eds.), The Spirit of the Age: Hegel and the Fate of Thinking, (pp. 133-149). Melbourne, Australia: re.press.
  • Redding, P. (2008). The Independence and Dependence of Self-Consciousness: The Dialectic of Lord and Bondsman in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. In Frederick C. Beiser (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Hegel and Nineteenth-Century Philosophy, (pp. 94-110). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Redding, P. (2007). Hegel, Fichte and the Pragmatic Contexts of Moral Judgement. In Espen Hammer (Eds.), German idealism : contemporary perspectives, (pp. 225-242). London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Redding, P. (2004). Schemata, Symbols, And Syllogisms Of Statehood In The Thought Of Kant And Hegal. In Karl P. Ameriks, Michael Forster, Claus Dierksmeier, Kurt R. Meist, Karl Ameriks (Eds.), Internationales Jahrbuch des deutschen Idealismus: Der Begriff des Staates (International Yearbook of German Idealism: The Concept of the State), (pp. 151-176). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.
  • Redding, P. (2003). Esplicitare L'Inferenzialismo di Hegel. In Luggiu, Testa (Eds.), Hegel Contemporaneo: La ricezione americana di Hegel a confronto con la tradizione europea, (pp. 501-522). Italy: Guerinin E Associati.
  • Redding, P. (2002). Syllogisms and Sociality: The Logical Bases of Practical Reason in Kant and Hegel. In John Grumley, Paul Crittenden, Pauline Johnson (Eds.), Culture and Enlightenment: Essays for Gyorgy Markus, (pp. 256-288). United Kingdom: Ashgate.
  • Redding, P. (2001). Kant: Transcendental Idealist and/or Cognitive Scientist. In Volker Gerhardt, Rolf-Peter Horstmann, Ralph Schumacher (Eds.), Kant und die Berliner Aufklarung, (pp. 77-84). Germany: Sage Publications.
  • Redding, P. (2001). Wilkins, Hegel and History. In Aleksandar Jokic (Eds.), Essays in Honor of Burleigh Wilkins From History to Justice, (pp. 71-94). United States: Sage Publications.

Journals

  • Redding, P., Bubbio, P. (2014). Hegel and the ontological argument for the existence of God. Religious Studies: an international journal for the philosophy of religion and theology, in press. [More Information]
  • Redding, P. (2014). Pragmatism, Idealism, and the Modal Menace: Rorty, Brandom, and Truths about Photons. The European Legacy: toward new paradigms, 19(2), 174-186. [More Information]
  • Redding, P. (2014). The Role of Logic 'Commonly So Called' in Hegel's Science of Logic. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 22(2), 281-301. [More Information]
  • Redding, P. (2013). Freud, Hegel and Philosophy after the Copernican and French Revolutions: Thoughts on Rebecca Comay's Mourning Sickness: Hegel and the French Revolution. Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy, 17, 34-40.
  • Redding, P. (2013). The Necessity of History for Philosophy - Even Analytic Philosophy. Journal of the Philosophy of History, 7(3), 299-325. [More Information]
  • Redding, P. (2012). McDowell's Radicalization of Kant's Account of Concepts and Intuitions: A Sellarsian (and Hegelian) Critique. Verifiche: rivista trimestrale di scienze umane, 41(1-3), 9-37.
  • Redding, P. (2012). Some metaphysical implications of Hegel's theology. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 4(1), 129-150.
  • Redding, P. (2012). Wilfrid Sellars's disambiguation of Kant's "Intuition". Its relevance for the analysis of perceptual content. Paradigmi: rivista di critica filosofica [Paradigms. journal of philosophical criticism], 1, 127-140.
  • Redding, P. (2011). Feeling, Thought and the Movement of Subjectivity. Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy, (13), 41-51.
  • Redding, P. (2011). Hegel's Anticipation of the Early History of Analytic Philosophy. Owl of Minerva, 42(1-2), 19-39.
  • Redding, P. (2007). Hegel, Idealism and God: Philosophy as the Self-Correcting Appropriation of the Norms of Life and Thought. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 3(2-3), 16-31.
  • Redding, P. (2007). Idealism: A Love (of Sophia) that Dare not Speak its Name. Arts: the Proceedings of the Sydney University Arts Association, 29, 71-94.
  • Redding, P. (2005). G. W. F. Hegel e Pierre Bourdieu: storia, kantismo e teoria sociale. Quaderni di Teoria Sociale, 5, 139-163.
  • Redding, P. (2005). Pierre Bourdieu: From Neo-Kantian to Hegelian Critical Social Theory. Critical Horizons, 6(1), 183-204.
  • Redding, P. (2004). 'Gemma Corradi Fiumara, The Mind'S Affective Life: A Psychoanalytic And Philosophical Inquiry'. European Journal of Philosophy, 12(1), 135-138.
  • Redding, P. (2003). Hegel and Peircean Abduction. European Journal of Philosophy, 11(3), 295-313.
  • Redding, P. (2003). What is an epistemic perspective? Journal of Philosophical Research, 28, 371-390.
  • Redding, P. (2002). History as Celebration or Justification? Rorty versus the Non-Metaphysical Hegelians. Clio (Ft. Wayne): a journal of literature, history, and the history of philosophy, 31(4), 403-422.
  • Redding, P. (2001). Embodiment, Conceptuality and Intersubjectivity in Idealist and Pragmatist Approaches to Judgement. Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 15, 257-271.

Conferences

  • Redding, P. (2003). Language and Affect. Joint International Conference on Cognitive Science (ICCS/ASCS 2003), Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.

Reference Works

  • Redding, P. (2010). German philosophy. In L. Burns, F. Leigh, S. Gardner, G. Oppy and N. Trakakis (Eds.), A Companion to Australian and New Zealand Philosophy. Carlton: Monash University ePress.
  • Redding, P. (2006). Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. In Edward N. Zalta (Eds.), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (pp. 1-25). online: Stanford University Press.

2014

  • Redding, P., Bubbio, P. (2014). Hegel and the ontological argument for the existence of God. Religious Studies: an international journal for the philosophy of religion and theology, in press. [More Information]
  • Redding, P. (2014). Mathematics, Computation, Language and Poetry: The Novalis Paradox. In D. Nassar (Eds.), The Relevance of Romanticism: Essays on German Romantic Philosophy, (pp. 221-238). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Redding, P. (2014). Pragmatism, Idealism, and the Modal Menace: Rorty, Brandom, and Truths about Photons. The European Legacy: toward new paradigms, 19(2), 174-186. [More Information]
  • Redding, P. (2014). The Role of Logic 'Commonly So Called' in Hegel's Science of Logic. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 22(2), 281-301. [More Information]

2013

  • Redding, P. (2013). Freud, Hegel and Philosophy after the Copernican and French Revolutions: Thoughts on Rebecca Comay's Mourning Sickness: Hegel and the French Revolution. Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy, 17, 34-40.
  • Redding, P. (2013). Hegel and Analytic Philosophy. In Allegra de Laurentiis, Jeffrey Edwards (Eds.), The Bloomsbury Companion to Hegel, (pp. 313-319). London: Bloomsbury.
  • Redding, P. (2013). Hegel, Aristotle and the Conception of Free Agency. In Gunnar Hindrichs, Axel Honneth (Eds.), Freiheit: Stuttgarter Hegelkongress 2011 (Freedom: Hegel Congress 2011: Spirit and History Voulume 1), (pp. 389-404). Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann.
  • Redding, P. (2013). The Necessity of History for Philosophy - Even Analytic Philosophy. Journal of the Philosophy of History, 7(3), 299-325. [More Information]

2012

  • Redding, P. (2012). Kantian Origins: One Possible Path From Transcendental Idealism to a Post-Kantian Theology. In P.D. Bubbio, P. Redding (Eds.), Religion After Kant: God and Culture in the Idealist Era, (pp. 1-21). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Redding, P. (2012). McDowell's Radicalization of Kant's Account of Concepts and Intuitions: A Sellarsian (and Hegelian) Critique. Verifiche: rivista trimestrale di scienze umane, 41(1-3), 9-37.
  • Bubbio, P., Redding, P. (2012). Preface. In P.D. Bubbio, P. Redding (Eds.), Religion After Kant: God and Culture in the Idealist Era, (pp. vii-xix). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Bubbio, P., Redding, P. (2012). Religion After Kant: God and Culture in the Idealist Era. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Redding, P. (2012). Some metaphysical implications of Hegel's theology. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 4(1), 129-150.
  • Redding, P. (2012). The Relation of Logic to Ontology in Hegel. In Leila Haaparanta and Heikki J. Koskinen (Eds.), Categories of Being: Essays on Metaphysics and Logic, (pp. 145-166). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Redding, P. (2012). The Role of Work Within the Processes of Recognition in Hegel's Idealism. In N.H. Smith and J.P. Deranty (Eds.), New Philosophies of Labour: Work and the Social Bond, (pp. 41-62). Leiden & Boston: Brill.
  • Redding, P. (2012). Wilfrid Sellars's disambiguation of Kant's "Intuition". Its relevance for the analysis of perceptual content. Paradigmi: rivista di critica filosofica [Paradigms. journal of philosophical criticism], 1, 127-140.

2011

  • Redding, P. (2011). Feeling, Thought and the Movement of Subjectivity. Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy, (13), 41-51.
  • Redding, P. (2011). German Idealism. In George Klosko (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy, (pp. 348-368). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Redding, P. (2011). Hegel's Anticipation of the Early History of Analytic Philosophy. Owl of Minerva, 42(1-2), 19-39.
  • Redding, P. (2011). The Analytic Neo-Hegelianism of John McDowell and Robert Brandom. In Stephen Houlgate and Michael Baur (Eds.), A Companion to Hegel, (pp. 576-593). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Redding, P. (2011). The Metaphysical and Theological Commitments of Idealism: Kant, Hegel, Hegelianism. In Douglas Moggach (Eds.), Politics, Religion, and Art: Hegelian Debates, (pp. 47-65). Evanston, USA: Northwestern University Press.
  • Redding, P. (2011). The Relevance of Hegel's "Absolute Spirit" to Social Normativity. In Heikki Ikaheimo and Arto Laitinen (Eds.), Recognition and Social Ontology, (pp. 211-238). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

2010

  • Redding, P. (2010). German philosophy. In L. Burns, F. Leigh, S. Gardner, G. Oppy and N. Trakakis (Eds.), A Companion to Australian and New Zealand Philosophy. Carlton: Monash University ePress.
  • Redding, P. (2010). The Possibility of German Idealism after Analytic Philosophy: McDowell, Brandom and Beyond. In Jack Reynolds; Ed Mares; James Chase; James Williams (Eds.), Postanalytic and Metacontinental: Crossing Philosophical Divides, (pp. 191-203). London, UK: Continuum.
  • Redding, P. (2010). Two Directions for Analytic Kantianism: Naturalism and Idealism. In Mario De Caro, David Macarthur (Eds.), Naturalism and Normativity, (pp. 263-285). New York: Columbia University Press.

2009

  • Redding, P. (2009). Continental Idealism: Leibniz to Nietzsche. Abingdon: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Redding, P. (2009). G. F. W. Hegel. In Oppy, Graham and Trakakis, Nick (Eds.), The History of Western Philosophy of Religion, Volume IV: Nineteenth-Century Philosophy and Religion, (pp. 49-60). Durham: Acumen Publishing.

2008

  • Redding, P. (2008). Hegel, Idealism and God: Philosophy as the Self-Correcting Appropriation of the Norms of Life and Thought. In Paul Ashton, Toula Nicolacopoulos and George Vassilacopoulos (Eds.), The Spirit of the Age: Hegel and the Fate of Thinking, (pp. 133-149). Melbourne, Australia: re.press.
  • Redding, P. (2008). The Independence and Dependence of Self-Consciousness: The Dialectic of Lord and Bondsman in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. In Frederick C. Beiser (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Hegel and Nineteenth-Century Philosophy, (pp. 94-110). New York: Cambridge University Press.

2007

  • Redding, P. (2007). Analytic Philosophy and the Return of Hegelian Thought. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Redding, P. (2007). Hegel, Fichte and the Pragmatic Contexts of Moral Judgement. In Espen Hammer (Eds.), German idealism : contemporary perspectives, (pp. 225-242). London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Redding, P. (2007). Hegel, Idealism and God: Philosophy as the Self-Correcting Appropriation of the Norms of Life and Thought. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 3(2-3), 16-31.
  • Redding, P. (2007). Idealism: A Love (of Sophia) that Dare not Speak its Name. Arts: the Proceedings of the Sydney University Arts Association, 29, 71-94.

2006

  • Redding, P. (2006). Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. In Edward N. Zalta (Eds.), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (pp. 1-25). online: Stanford University Press.

2005

  • Redding, P. (2005). G. W. F. Hegel e Pierre Bourdieu: storia, kantismo e teoria sociale. Quaderni di Teoria Sociale, 5, 139-163.
  • Redding, P. (2005). Pierre Bourdieu: From Neo-Kantian to Hegelian Critical Social Theory. Critical Horizons, 6(1), 183-204.

2004

  • Redding, P. (2004). 'Gemma Corradi Fiumara, The Mind'S Affective Life: A Psychoanalytic And Philosophical Inquiry'. European Journal of Philosophy, 12(1), 135-138.
  • Redding, P. (2004). Schemata, Symbols, And Syllogisms Of Statehood In The Thought Of Kant And Hegal. In Karl P. Ameriks, Michael Forster, Claus Dierksmeier, Kurt R. Meist, Karl Ameriks (Eds.), Internationales Jahrbuch des deutschen Idealismus: Der Begriff des Staates (International Yearbook of German Idealism: The Concept of the State), (pp. 151-176). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

2003

  • Redding, P. (2003). Esplicitare L'Inferenzialismo di Hegel. In Luggiu, Testa (Eds.), Hegel Contemporaneo: La ricezione americana di Hegel a confronto con la tradizione europea, (pp. 501-522). Italy: Guerinin E Associati.
  • Redding, P. (2003). Hegel and Peircean Abduction. European Journal of Philosophy, 11(3), 295-313.
  • Redding, P. (2003). Language and Affect. Joint International Conference on Cognitive Science (ICCS/ASCS 2003), Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Redding, P. (2003). What is an epistemic perspective? Journal of Philosophical Research, 28, 371-390.

2002

  • Redding, P. (2002). History as Celebration or Justification? Rorty versus the Non-Metaphysical Hegelians. Clio (Ft. Wayne): a journal of literature, history, and the history of philosophy, 31(4), 403-422.
  • Redding, P. (2002). Syllogisms and Sociality: The Logical Bases of Practical Reason in Kant and Hegel. In John Grumley, Paul Crittenden, Pauline Johnson (Eds.), Culture and Enlightenment: Essays for Gyorgy Markus, (pp. 256-288). United Kingdom: Ashgate.

2001

  • Redding, P. (2001). Embodiment, Conceptuality and Intersubjectivity in Idealist and Pragmatist Approaches to Judgement. Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 15, 257-271.
  • Redding, P. (2001). Kant: Transcendental Idealist and/or Cognitive Scientist. In Volker Gerhardt, Rolf-Peter Horstmann, Ralph Schumacher (Eds.), Kant und die Berliner Aufklarung, (pp. 77-84). Germany: Sage Publications.
  • Redding, P. (2001). Wilkins, Hegel and History. In Aleksandar Jokic (Eds.), Essays in Honor of Burleigh Wilkins From History to Justice, (pp. 71-94). United States: Sage Publications.

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