Paul Patton


Paul Patton is Hongyi Chair Professor of Philosophy at Wuhan University,

Professor of Philosophy in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences  at Flinders University, and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at The University of New South Wales. He holds a Doctorat d’Université from The University of Paris VIII and an MA from The University of Sydney.

He is the author of Deleuze and the Political (Routledge 2000) and Deleuzian Concepts: Philosophy, Colonization, Politics (Stanford 2010). He is editor of Nietzsche, Feminism and Political Theory (Routledge 1993), Deleuze: A Critical Reader (Blackwell 1996), and co-editor (with Duncan Ivison and Will Sanders) of Political Theory and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Cambridge 2000), (with John Protevi), Between Deleuze and Derrida, (Continuum 2003), (with Simone Bignall) Deleuze and the Postcolonial (Edinburgh 2010), and (with Sean Bowden and Simone Bignall) Deleuze and Pragmatism (Routledge 2014).

His current research deals with aspects of French poststructuralist philosophy and contemporary analytic political philosophy, including the rights of colonized indigenous peoples.

Recent publications include ‘Power, ethics and animal rights’ in Jonna Bornemark, Petra Andersson, and Ulla Ekström von Essen eds Equine Cultures in Transition: Ethical Questions, London and New York: Routledge, 2019, 84-96; ‘Michel Foucault,’ in David Boucher and Paul Kelly eds Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present, Third Edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017, 625-645; ‘Philosophical Justifications for Indigenous Rights’ in Corinne Lennox and Damien Short eds Handbook of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, London and New York: Routledge, 2016, 13-23; ‘Power and Biopower in Foucault,’ in Vernon W. Cisney and Nicolae Morar eds Biopower Foucault and Beyond, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016, 102-117.



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