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Matt Lee

  • Dr
  • Lecturer in Philosophy
  • University of Greenwich
  • 3PublicationsNumber of items in Matt's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 17Followers


I was awarded my PhD in Philosophy from Sussex University in 2005 and joined the Philosophy Group at Greenwich University as a part-time lecturer in the same year. My doctoral work was on Gilles Deleuze and had the long-winded title of 'Oceanic Ontology, Resistant Thought and the Problematic: Gilles Deleuze and Transcendental Philosophy'. My research interests continue to be in the realm of transcendental thought and focus on developing a materialism that isn’t reductive or naïve. I am working on transcendental arguments and structures, in particular trying to understand and articulate the concept of a ‘transcendental empiricism’. I also have an interest in philosophy of mind, Wittgensteinian semantics and Quinian holism as well as a developing interest in Robert Brandom's 'normative pragmatics'. I am currently co-ordinating an initiative of the Philosophy Group called 'Volcanic Lines – deleuzian research group'. As well as my work as a philosopher I practise as an independent film-maker and experiment with and carry out research into contemporary poetic, erotic and magical-shamanic practices. I am writing a book, tentatively entitled “Practical Metaphysics”, that attempts to give a philosophical account of such practises derived from Deleuze’s account of ‘becoming’. I maintain a philosophy blog called Notebookeleven where I discuss my ongoing research.

Recent publications

  • On the very idea of conditions of thought

    • Lee M
    • Willatt E
  • Oceanic ontology and problematic thought

    • Lee M

Professional experience

Lecturer in Philosophy

University of Greenwich

October 2005 - Present

Visiting Lecturer

University of Wolverhampton

January 2005 - June 2005(5 months)


PhD Philosophy

University of Sussex

October 1996 - January 2005(8 years)

MA Philosophy

University of Sussex

October 1995 - August 1996(10 months)

Ba Hons (First Class)

University of Wolverhampton

October 1992 - June 1995(3 years)

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