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Name: Rafael Winkler
Location: B Ring 704A Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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About Prof Rafael Winkler

Prof Winkler received his PhD from the University of Warwick in 2007. After completing a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Dundee, Scotland, in 2008, he held temporary teaching positions at various universities in the UK (Nottingham University, Nottingham Trent University, The Open University) until taking up a permanent post at UJ in July 2012.

In 2019, Prof Winkler was awarded a STIAS Fellowship from the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study and a Professorial Fellowship from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Supervision topics: Contemporary Continental Philosophy, phenomenology, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Foucault, Deleuze, Žižek; early modern philosophy (Descartes, Locke, Hume) and Classical Greek thought (Plato, Aristotle) and Stoicism.

Prof Winkler is the co-founder and co-chair of the Centre for Phenomenology in South Africa. Please see here for our past and upcoming events.


Selected philosophical publications:

Žižek’s The Sublime Object of Ideology: A Reader’s Guide (London: Bloomsbury, 2024)

Philosophy of Finitude: Heidegger, Levinas, and Nietzsche (London: Bloomsbury, 2019)

Identity and Difference (ed.) (London and New York: Routledge, 2018)

Phenomenology and Naturalism (ed.) (London and New York: Routledge, 2017)

Identity and Difference: Contemporary Debates on the Self (ed.) (London: Palgrave, 2016)

Prof Winkler regularly publishes in the Mail & Guardian. You can read his previous publications here.