Associate Professor Marguerite La Caze

Associate Professor

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 7 336 53443


Associate Professor Marguerite La Caze’s research interests include: European philosophy, feminist philosophy, moral psychology, and aesthetics.

Associate Professor La Caze holds a BA (UQ); MA (Melbourne); and PhD (UQ), and is an Australian Research Fellow 2003-2007.

Her current research projects include:

  • ethical restoration
  • the politics of shame and guilt
  • political trust and sincerity in Kant and Amery
  • Beauvoir on hate and revenge

Research Interests

  • European philosophy
  • Feminist philosophy


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Arts, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • La Caze, Marguerite (2019). Judging in times of crisis: wonder, admiration, and emulation. In Alfred Archer and André Grahle (Ed.), The moral psychology of admiration (pp. 129-148) London, United Kingdom: Rowman and Littlefield International.

  • La Caze, Marguerite (2017). Emotional Enlightenment: Kant on love and the beautiful. In Geoff Boucher (Ed.), Rethinking the Enlightenment: Between History, Philosophy, and Politics 1st ed. (pp. 199-219) Lanham MD, United States: Lexington Books.

  • La Caze, Marguerite (2017). Pretending peace: provisional political trust and sincerity in Kant and Améry. In Sorin Baiasu and Sylvie Loriaux (Ed.), Sincerity in politics and international relations (pp. 156-172) Abingdon, Oxon United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203762257

  • La Caze, Marguerite (2015). The time of possible and impossible reciprocity: love and hate in Simone de Beauvoir. In Diane Enns and Antonio Calcagno (Ed.), Thinking about love: essays in contemporary continental philosophy (pp. 186-200) University Park, United States: Pennsylvania State University Press.

  • Cox, Damian, La Caze, Marguerite and Levine, Michael (2014). Integrity. In Stan van Hooft, Nafsika Athanassoulis, Jason Kawall, Justin Oakley, Nicole Saunders and Liezl Van Zyl (Ed.), The Handbook of Virtue Ethics (pp. 200-209) Durham, United Kingdom: Acumen Publishing.

  • La Caze, Marguerite (2014). Promising and forgiveness. In Patrick Hayden (Ed.), Hannah Arendt: key concepts (pp. 209-221) Durham, United Kingdom: Acumen Publishing.

  • La Caze, Marguerite (2013). Hope and affirmation: an ethics of reciprocity. In Steven Churchill and Jack Reynolds (Ed.), Jean-Paul Sartre: key concepts (pp. 206-212) Durham, United Kingdom: Acumen Publishing.

  • La Caze, Marguerite (2011). A taste for fashion. In Jessica Wolfendale and Jeanette Kennett (Ed.), Fashion : Philosophy for everyone : Thinking with style (pp. 199-214) Malden, MA, United States: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • La Caze, Marguerite (2011). Existentialism, Feminism and sexuality. In Felicity Joseph, Jack Reynolds and Ashley Woodward (Ed.), The Continuum companion to existentialism (pp. 155-174) London, United Kingdom: Continuum.

  • La Caze, Marguerite (2011). The miraculous power of forgiveness and the promise. In Anna Yeatman, Phillip Hansen, Magdalena Zolkos and Charles Barbour (Ed.), Action and appearance: Ethics and the politics of writing in Hannah Arendt (pp. 150-165) London, United Kingdom: Continuum.

  • La Caze, Marguerite (2010). Feminist philosophy. In Graham Oppy and Nick Trakakis (Ed.), A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand (pp. 184-188) Clayton, VIC, Australia: Monash University Publishing.

  • La Caze, Marguerite (2010). The Judgment of the Statesperson. In Andrew Schaap, Danielle Celermajer and Vrasidas Karalis (Ed.), Power, judgment and political evil : In conversation with Hannah Arendt (pp. 71-87) Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing.

  • La Caze, M M (2006). Should Radical Evil be Forgiven?. In T Mason (Ed.), Forensic Psychiatry: Influences of evil 1 ed. (pp. 273-293) Totowa: Humana Press. doi:10.1007/978-1-59745-006-5_14

  • La Caze, M M (2006). Spitting the Difference: Between Young and Fraser on indentity politics'. In L Burns (Ed.), Feminist Alliances 1 ed. (pp. 151-163) New York: Rodopi.

  • La Caze, M. M. (2004). If You Say So: Feminist Philosophy and Antiracism. In M. P. Levine and T. Pataki (Ed.), Racism in Mind (pp. 261-298) New York: Cornell University.

  • Cox, Damian, Levine, Michael and La Caze, Marguerite (2001) Integrity in Edward N. Zalta (eds.) Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy. Stanford, CA, United States: Stanford University

  • La Caze, M. (2000). Analytic Imaginary. In Max Deutscher (Ed.), Michèle Le Doeuff: Operative Philosophy and Imaginary Practice (pp. 61-80) Humanities Books: Amherst.

  • La Caze, M. (2000). Sublimation, Love, and Creativity. In Michael Levine (Ed.), The Analytic Freud: Philosophy and Psychoanalysis (pp. 261-276) London: Routledge.

Journal Article

Edited Outputs

  • Beauvoir and the Two Ends of Life (2002) . Edited by Marguerite M. La Caze, Birgit Christensen and et al.. Symposium of the International Association of Women Philosophers, 2000, Zurich, Switzerland.

Other Outputs

  • La Caze, Marguerite (2011) Simone de Beauvoir in Felicity Joseph, Jack Reynolds and Ashley Woodward (eds.) The Continuum Companion to Existentialism. London, U.K.: Continuum

  • La Caze, Marguerite (2011) The look in Felicity Jseph, Jack Reynolds and Ashley Wooodward (eds.) The Continuum Companion to Existentialism. London, New York: Continuum

  • La Caze, Marguerite (1996). The analytic imaginary PhD Thesis, School of History, Philosophy, Religion & Classics, The University of Queensland. doi:10.14264/uql.2014.544

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision