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Michael Ure is a Lecturer in Politics in the School of Political and Social Inquiry. From 2007 to 2010 he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for the History of European Discourses at the University of Queensland. His research is in the field of political and social theory and modern European philosophy.

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Projects 2011 2018

Reinventing Philosophy as a Way of Life

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

Australian Research Council (ARC)


Project: Research

The Politics of Compassion

Ure, M. V.

King's College London


Project: Research

Research Output 2005 2018

Arendt's Apology

Ure, M. V., 1 Mar 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Philosophy Today. 51 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

Trump's Gothic Populism: Comparing Trump's Inauguration Speech to Obama's

Ure, M. V., 15 Feb 2017, 6 p. Public Seminar.

Research output: Other contributionOtherpeer-review