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, especially the emotions, and aesthetics, including philosophy and film.

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:

  • film philosophy and non-violent resistance
  • Hannah Arendt and power
  • Visual Politics
  • Beauvoir and cinema

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 (2020). Hopeless love: Camus and Le Premier Homme. Brill's companion to Camus: Camus among the philosophers. (pp. 435-451) edited by Matthew Sharpe, Maciej Kałuża and Peter Francev. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill. doi: 10.1163/9789004419247_022

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

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

  • La Caze, Marguerite (2017). Pretending peace: provisional political trust and sincerity in Kant and Améry. Sincerity in politics and international relations. (pp. 156-172) edited by Sorin Baiasu and Sylvie Loriaux. 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. Thinking about love: essays in contemporary continental philosophy. (pp. 186-200) edited by Diane Enns and Antonio Calcagno. University Park, United States: Pennsylvania State University Press.

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

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

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

  • La Caze, Marguerite (2011). A taste for fashion. Fashion : Philosophy for everyone : Thinking with style. (pp. 199-214) edited by Jessica Wolfendale and Jeanette Kennett. Malden, MA, United States: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781444345568.ch13

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

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

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

  • La Caze, Marguerite (2010). The Judgment of the Statesperson. Power, judgment and political evil : In conversation with Hannah Arendt. (pp. 71-87) edited by Andrew Schaap, Danielle Celermajer and Vrasidas Karalis. Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. doi: 10.4324/9781315601854

  • La Caze, M M (2006). Should Radical Evil be Forgiven?. Forensic Psychiatry: Influences of evil. (pp. 273-293) edited by T Mason. 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'. Feminist Alliances. (pp. 151-163) edited by L Burns. New York: Rodopi.

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

  • Cox, Damian, Levine, Michael and La Caze, Marguerite (2001). Integrity.

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

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

Journal Article

Edited Outputs

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

Other Outputs

  • La Caze, Marguerite (2011). Simone de Beauvoir.

  • La Caze, Marguerite (2011). The look.

  • 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