Anya is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics in the School of Humanities, University of Tasmania. Anya’s research interests are wide-ranging. She investigates the intersections of phenomenology with philosophy of mind, ethics, the philosophy of perception, aesthetics, the philosophy of psychiatry, embodied and social cognition, enactivism and Buddhist Philosophy.
She has published in ethics, aesthetics, philosophy of psychiatry, feminism, social cognition, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of perception, ontology and animal ethics.
Anya completed a double-badged doctorate (en-cotutelle) between Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne et University of Melbourne in December 2012.
She has taught in programs at undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Melbourne, Sciences Po Paris, University Lyon 3, University College Dublin, Monash University - European philosophy, Anglo-American philosophy, history of ideas, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, business ethics, management ethics, aesthetics, and philosophy of science.
Anya spent five years researching and teaching in France (2005-2010) and two years in Dublin at University College Dublin under the mentorship of Professor Dermot Moran, on an Irish Research Council Fellowship (2016-2018). In the years 2010 - 2016, and 2018 - 2021 she was based in her home city of Melbourne at the University of Melbourne. Now she is based at the University of Tasmania at the Launceston campus.
- Doctorat/ Ph.D, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France et University of Melbourne, Australia. Thesis : The Problem of the Other in the Work of Merleau-Ponty. 17th December 2012.
- Masters, Deakin University, Australia. Subjects and Expressive Worlds. 24th October 2000.
- B.Litt, 1st Class Hons (distance education), Deakin Univeristy, Australia. 21st October 1993.
Languages (other than English)
French – reading/ proficient; speaking and writing/ intermediate
- International Association for Youth Mental Health
- Philosophical Engagement in Public Life (PEiPL Melbourne)
- Australasian Society of Continental Philosophy
- Australasian Association of Philosophy
- Australasian Society for Affective and Cognitive Neuroscience
- Introductory philosophy and ethics
- European philosophy (phenomenology and existentialism)
- Introduction to enactivism
- Engaged phenomenology
- Applied Ethics
Anya has taught in various institutions in Australia, France and Ireland at undergraduate and graduate levels across diverse domains.
Ethics and Professionalism. BFA515 – Teaching the first 4 weeks - introduction to ethical frameworks.
European Philosophy HPH309
2009 - 2010 - A.T.E.R. Attaché Temporaire d’Enseignement & Recherche (Competitive Teaching & Research Fellowship) Undergrad. & Masters, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France.
2016-2018 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University College Dublin. Project - The Social Matrix: An investigation of the subjective bases of violence, destructiveness and ethical failure. Under the mentorship of Professor Dermot Moran.
Summer school and conference – Mind, Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry, Oxford University July 13- 15th, 2017
Paper by competitive selection: The phenomenology of identity, agency and sociality in depression.
Invited speaker: Philosophy Department Seminars, University College Cork, November 21st, 2017
Paper: A Phenomenological Grounding of Feminist Ethics
Invited speaker: Department of Philosophy Seminars, University of Delhi,India, 10th August 2018
Paper: Merleau-Ponty’s Aesthetics: Primordial Percipience and Philosophical Insights
Invited speaker: Department of Philosophy and History of Science Seminars, University of Melbourne, 12th September 2018, Paper: ‘Avoiding real mischief’: Towards a phenomenology of self-patterns in diagnosis and therapy.
Invited speaker: Department of Philosophy Seminars, University of Melbourne, 20th September 2018
Paper: The Primacy of Perception: A phenomenological reappraisal of the perception-cognition distinction in the cognitive penetrability debates.
Invited speaker: Luma Days #3 2019, “Declaration of Interdependence”, hosted by the Luma Foundation, Arles, France. Conversation with Nicolas Bourriard on The Aesthetic Interworld.
Anya’s research principally draws on the tradition of phenomenology and its more recent incarnation – enactivism. She is interested to investigate how ontology informs diverse domains and debates both explicitly and implicitly. In her publications and conference presentations this diversity is evident in the subjects addressed – ethics, feminist philosophy, cognitive science, the philosophy of perception, the philosophy of psychiatry, aesthetics, animal ethics, etc.,
Anya’s current research involves a philosophical examination of the mind/body problem in the history of psychiatry and also addresses the challenge posed to our current understandings by the new technologies; notably the use of virtual reality in psychiatric treatment. She has a collaborative project underway to establish a new non-reductive, psychometric instrument for assessment of mental health disorders based on Shaun Gallagher’s Pattern Theory of Self.
- Phenomenology and enactivism
- Embodied cognition and social cognition
- Intersubjectivity and social ontology
- Ethics and applied ethics
- Philosophy of perception
- Philosophy of psychiatry/ psychology
- Buddhist Philosophy
Fields of Research
- Phenomenology (500310)
- Philosophical psychology (incl. moral psychology and philosophy of action) (500311)
- Ethical theory (500306)
- Social and political philosophy (500321)
- History of ideas (500207)
- Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies (280119)
- Expanding knowledge in psychology (280121)
Anya’s first monograph, based on her doctoral thesis, Merleau-Ponty and the Ethics of Intersubjectivity, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137527431
The edited collection from the conference ‘The inhuman Gaze’, published with co-editors – Dermot Moran, Fred Cummins, and James Jardine in 2020. Perception and the Inhuman Gaze: Perspectives from Philosophy, Phenomenology and the Sciences. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780367815707. Anya contributed a chapter to this collection - “The Inhuman Gaze and Perceptual Gestalts; The making and unmaking of others and worlds”, pp. 143-157.
Two articles co-authored with Shaun Gallagher in the philosophy of psychiatry promote the idea of mental health disorders as self-disorders rather than the medicalized disease model. This is an increasingly fertile area of investigation arising out of phenomenological psychiatry; the articles present a psychometric instrument that potentially addresses all aspects of the self, based on Gallagher’s Pattern Theory of Self (2013). “Towards a phenomenology of self-patterns in psychopathological diagnosis and therapy”. Psychopathology. 2019, Vol 52 (1). https://www.karger.com/Article/Fulltext/499315# “Dynamical relations in the self-pattern”. Frontiers in Psychology.2018. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00664
The most recent article “Sentience and the Primordial ‘We’: Contributions to Animal Ethics from Phenomenology and Buddhist Philosophy”. Environmental Values, 2022. Anya’s other articles are in feminist philosophy, aesthetics, ontology, and social cognition. https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/whp/ev/pre-prints/content-whp_ev_3319
Journal Article(12 outputs)
|2022||Daly A, 'Sentience and the primordial we': contributions to animal ethics from phenomenology and Buddhist philosophy', Environmental Values ISSN 0963-2719 (In Press) [Refereed Article]|
|2022||Daly A, 'Sentience and the primordial we': contributions to animal ethics from phenomenology and Buddhist philosophy', Environmental Values ISSN 0963-2719 (2022) [Refereed Article]|
|2022||Daly A, 'Ontology and politics: interdependence and radical contingency in Merleau-Ponty's political interworld', Human Studies: A Journal for Philosophy and The Social Sciences ISSN 0163-8548 (2022) [Refereed Article]|
|2022||Daly A, 'Ontology and attention: addressing the challenge of the amoralist through Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology and care ethics', Philosophies, 7 pp. 1-10. ISSN 2409-9287 (2022) [Refereed Article]|
|2019||Daly A, 'Interrogating lived experience', The Philosopher, 107, (1) ISSN 0967-6074 (2019) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]|
|2019||Daly A, Gallagher S, 'Towards a phenomenology of self-patterns in psychopathological diagnosis and therapy', Psychopathology, 52 pp. 33-49. ISSN 0254-4962 (2019) [Refereed Article]|
Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
|2018||Daly A, 'A phenomenological grounding of feminist ethics', Journal of The British Society for Phenomenology, 50, (1) pp. 1-18. ISSN 0007-1773 (2018) [Refereed Article]|
Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
|2018||Daly A, 'Merleau-Ponty's aesthetic interworld: from primordial percipience to wild logos', Philosophy Today, 62, (3) pp. 847-867. ISSN 0031-8256 (2018) [Refereed Article]|
|2018||Gallagher S, Daly A, 'Dynamical relations in the self-pattern', Frontiers in Psychology, 9 Article 664. ISSN 1664-1078 (2018) [Refereed Article]|
Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 34
|2017||Daly A, 'Homelessness & the limits of hospitality', Philosophy Now, (123) pp. 1-6. ISSN 0961-5970 (2017) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]|
|2014||Daly A, 'Does the reversibility thesis deliver all that Merleau-Ponty claims it can?', European Journal of Philosophy, 24, (1) pp. 159-186. ISSN 0966-8373 (2014) [Refereed Article]|
Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
|2014||Daly A, 'Primary intersubjectivity: empathy, affective reversibility, self-affection' and the primordial we'', Topoi: An International Review of Philosophy, 33, (1) pp. 227-241. ISSN 0167-7411 (2014) [Refereed Article]|
Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 9
|2020||Daly A, Cummins F, Jardine J, Moran D, 'Perception and the Inhuman Gaze: Perspectives from Philosophy, Phenomenology, and the Sciences', Routledge, UK, pp. 360. ISBN 9780367405625 (2020) [Edited Book]|
|2016||Daly A, 'Merleau-Ponty and the Ethics of Intersubjectivity', Palgrave Macmillan, UK, pp. 325. ISBN 9781137527431 (2016) [Authored Research Book]|
Citations: Scopus - 14
Chapter in Book(2 outputs)
|2020||Daly A, 'The Inhuman Gaze and Perceptual Gestalts: The making and unmaking of others and worlds', Perception and the Inhuman Gaze: Perspectives from Philosophy, Phenomenology, and the Sciences, Routledge, A Daly, F Cummins, J Jardine and D Moran (ed), UK, pp. 1-18. ISBN 9780367405625 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]|
|2020||Daly A, 'Introduction', Perception and the Inhuman Gaze: Perspectives from Philosophy, Phenomenology, and the Sciences, Routledge, A Daly, F Cummins, J Jardine and D Moran (ed), UK, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9780367405625 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]|
|2017||Daly A, 'Embodiment, Enaction, and Culture: Investigating the Constitution of the Shared World', Phenomenological Reviews, 3, (2017) pp. 1-17. ISSN 2297-7627 (2017) [Review Several Works]|
|2016||Daly A, 'Philosophy, psychiatry and avoiding real mischief', Metapsychology Online Reviews, 20, (36) pp. 1-8. ISSN 1931-5716 (2016) [Review Several Works]|
|2016||Daly AM, 'Not suffering, not melancholy: Review of On Happiness: New Ideas for the Twenty-First Century, edited by C Nelson, D Pike and G Ledvinka', Sydney Review of Books ISSN 2201-8735 (2016) [Review Several Works]|
- 2019 travel expenses award LUMA Days #3, Arles France. €2, 350
- 2019 travel award, E-Approaches to Social Difference and Disparity, University of Wollongong, from the Australian Research Council Discovery Project, Constructing Social Hierarchy, Philosophy Department, University of Melbourne. $A475 (€302)
- 2016 -2018 Irish Research Council Fellowship, University College Dublin, Ireland. Grant ID: GOIPD/2016/273. €90, 849.00
- Funding raised for ‘The Inhuman Gaze’ Paris conference from diverse sources €15, 702.00
- July 2017 – Fees, travel, accommodation grant for the summer school and conference – Mind, Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry, Oxford University, £1,800.00 (€2, 240)
- March 2017 – Travel and accommodation grant - Spring School, University of Ruhr-Bochum, Social Cognition, Empathy and Joint Action, €250.00
- 2009 – 2010 A.T.E.R. – Attaché Temporaire d’Enseignement & Recherche (competitive Teaching & Research Fellowship) Undergrad. & Masters, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France € 1 684.93 pm, €20, 208.00 pa.
- 2014 Travel Grant, 33rd Spindel Conference, University of Memphis, Alternative Models of the Mind, from Professor Shaun Gallagher’s Humboldt Fellowship: Anneliese Maier Research Award, €500
- 2014 Conference fee grant, the International Symposium for Contemplative Studies, Mind and Life Institute, Boston, Hershey Family Foundation, $US375 (€333)
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS: Total €133, 526.00
Co-supervision: Chris Mc Caw, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, 2019. Thesis title: Contemplative practitioners, becoming teachers. A study of the implications of contemplative practices for teacher professional becoming.
External examiner: David Ekdahl, University of Southern Denmark. 2021.
Thesis title: The Embodiment of Esports: Crossing the Gap between Physical and Virtual
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