Michael Ure

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Biography

Michael Ure is a Senior Lecturer in Politics in the School of Social Sciences. He has research expertise in two fields:

 

  • Political & Social Theory
  • Modern European Philosophy

 

He is the lead investigator of the ARC Discovery grant 'Reinventing Philosophy as a Way of Life' (2014-2019) and the main editor of a Bloomsbury book series dedicated to this topic (with Keith-Ansell-Pearson and Matthew Sharpe). 

 

He is also the lead investigator of a 2019-2020 Monash Interdisciplinary Research support grant, 'Anger: From Anti-Social to Pro-Social Behaviour' (with Alan Dorin, Nicholas Faulkner, and Julian Garcia).

 

In 2005 he completed a PhD at The Ashworth Centre for Social Theory (University of Melbourne). From 2007 to 2010 he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for the History of European Discourses at the University of Queensland.

 

Supervision interests

 

Current Supervisions

 

1. Doctorate by Research (Joint Monash-Warwick): 'Foucault and the Politics of Self-Government'

Candidate: Irene Dal Poz

Supervisors: Dr. Michael Ure (Main) and Professor Miguel Beistegui (Main, Warwick)

 

2.  Doctorate by Research (Joint Monash-Warwick): 'Nietzsche: Art versus Truth'

Candidate: Robert Moseley

Supervisors: Dr. Michael Ure (Main) and Professor Keith Ansell-Pearson (Main, Warwick)

 

3. Doctorate by Research (Joint Monash-ITTB Mumbai): 'The Figure of the Vigilante Woman'

Candidate: Ananya Dasgupta

Supervisors: Dr. Michael Ure (Main) and Professor Siby K. George (Main, ITTB)

 

4. Doctorate by Research: 'Sociality in Nietzsche'

Candidate: Neil Durrant

Supervisors: Dr. Michael Ure (Main) and Dr. Paul Muldoon(Associate)

 

5. Doctorate by Research: 'Exploring the application of Nietzsche's ideas about value, agency and culture in moral philosophy'

Candidate: Andre Okawara

Supervisors: Dr. Michael Ure (Main) and Professor Toby Handfield (Associate)

 

 Completed Supervisions

  

1. Doctorate by Research (Joint Monash-Warwick): 'On the Politics of Life: Michel Foucault and Georges Canguilhem On Life And Norms' (2019)

Dr. Federico Testa

Supervisors: Dr. Michael Ure (Main) and Professor Miguel Beistegui Ansell-Pearson (Main, Warwick)

 

2. Doctorate by Research (Joint Monash-Warwick): 'The Affirmation of Eros: Passion and Eternity in Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Gay Science' (2018)

Dr. Thomas Ryan

 Supervisors: Dr. Michael Ure (Main) and Professor Keith Ansell-Pearson (Main, Warwick)

 

3. Doctorate by Research (Joint Monash-Warwick): 'Cultivating Our Passionate Attachments Self-Cultivation in Practical Philosophy' (2018)

Dr. Matthew Dennis

 Supervisors: Dr. Michael Ure (Main) and Professor Keith Ansell-Pearson (Main, Warwick)

 

4. Masters by Research: 'Myth of the Mythless: Why the Left and Politics Still Need Mythology' (2017)

Liyan Gao

Supervisors: Dr. Paul Muldoon (Main) and Dr. Michael Ure (Associate)

 

5. Doctorate by Research: 'After the apology: responsive narratives and the 2008 Apology to Australia's Stolen Generations' (2016)

Dr. Kate Maher

Supervisors: Dr. Michael Ure (Main) and Associate Professor Mark Davis     (Associate)

 

6. Masters by Research: 'Conspiracy Narratives in Contemporary Society' (2015)

Nicholas Ulbrick

Supervisors: Dr. Luke Howie (Main) and Dr. Michael Ure (Associate)

 

7. Doctorate by Research: 'The psychology of cosmopolitan behaviour: emotions, norms and social identification' (2014)

Dr. Nicholas Faulkner

Supervisors: Professor James Walter (Main) and Dr. Michael Ure (Associate)

 

8. Doctorate by Research: 'Greek Tragedy and Contemporary Democracy' (University of Queensland, 2010)

Dr. Mark Chou

Supervisors: Professor Roland Bleiker (Main) and Dr. Michael Ure (Associate)

 

Honours Supervisions

 

2015: Rufus Davis Award - Best Politics Honours Thesis:

'The Politics of Nihilism: Political Existentialism and Political Humanism in Nietzsche and Camus'

Robert Moseley

Supervisor: Dr. Michael Ure

 

2013: Rufus Davis Award - Best Politics Honours Thesis:

'Reclaiming Conflict in the Political'

Octavia Bryant

Supervisor: Dr. Michael Ure

 

2012 Rufus Davis Award - Best Politics Honours Thesis:

'Freedom in Foucault: The ethics of aesthetics'

Kylie Dolan

Supervisor: Dr. Michael Ure

 

Monash teaching commitment

 

Monash Teaching Commitments

 

ATS 3719 Modern Political Thought

 

ATS 4328 Grand Theories of Politics and International Relations

 

ATS 2276/3276 Modern Italian Political Thought (Arts Semester in Prato Program)

 

Research area keywords

  • Political Theory
  • History of Philosophy
  • Nietzsche Studies
  • Political Emotions
  • Classical Political Philosophy
  • Compassion
  • Resentment
  • Populism

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Projects 2011 2019

Reinventing Philosophy as a Way of Life

Ure, M., Sharpe, M. & Ansell-Pearson, K.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

1/06/1430/06/19

Project: Research

The Politics of Compassion

Ure, M.

King's College London

21/06/1120/06/12

Project: Research

Research Output 2005 2019

Nietzsche's 'The Gay Science': An Introduction

Ure, M. V., 2019, Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press. 273 p. (Cambridge Introductions to Key Philosophical Texts)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Arendt's Apology

Ure, M. V., 2018, In : Philosophy Today. 62, 2, p. 419-446 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Foucault and Nietzsche: Sisyphus and Dionysus

Ure, M. V. & Testa, F., 2018, Foucault and Nietzsche: A Critical Encounter. Rosenberg, A. & Westfall, J. (eds.). London UK: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 127-149 23 p. (Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Nietzsche's Ethics of Self-Cultivation and Eternity

Ure, M. V., 21 Mar 2018, Ethics and Self-Cultivation: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Dennis, M. & Werkhoven, S. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 84-103 19 p. (Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Contra Kant: Experimental ethics in Guyau and Kant

Ansell-Pearson, K. & Ure, M. V., 2017, Nietzsche’s Engagements with Kant and the Kantian Legacy; Volume II : Nietzsche and Kantian Ethics. Constancio, J. & Bailey, T. (eds.). 1st ed. London UK: Bloomsbury Academic, Vol. 2. p. 257-289 33 p. (Nietzsche’s Engagements with Kant and the Kantian Legacy).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Activities 2014 2019

  • 5 Peer review responsibility

Global Discourses (Journal)

Michael Ure (Peer reviewer)
1 Sep 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Bloomsbury Academic (Publisher)

Michael Ure (Peer reviewer)
20182019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Bloomsbury Academic (Publisher)

Michael Ure (Peer reviewer)
2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

American Political Science Review (Journal)

Michael Ure (Peer reviewer)
1 Aug 2015

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Journal of Nietzsche Studies (Journal)

Michael Ure (Peer reviewer)
2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Press / Media

Stoicism in Nineteenth Century German Philosophy

Michael Ure

1/11/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Review

Review: Foucault and Nietzsche: Sisyphus and Dionysus

Michael Ure

1/05/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Review