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Dr Damion Buterin

Dr Damion Buterin


BA (Macquarie, 1990), MTh (Sydney, 1992), MPhil (Zagreb, 1998), PhD (Macquarie, 2004)

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  • Doctor of Philosophy (Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for a Doctoral Thesis of Exceptional Merit), Macquarie University (2004)
  • Magistar humanističkih znanosti – znanstvenog polja filozofije [Master of Humanities – Philosophy], University of Zagreb (1998)
  • Master of Theology (Awarded with Merit), University of Sydney (1992)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy and History), Macquarie University (1990)


Areas of Research Interest

Modern and contemporary European philosophy, social and political philosophy, history of philosophy, philosophy of religion



I teach philosophy within the humanities programme at the Catholic Institute of Sydney. Prior to my appointment as lecturer at CIS in 2019, I taught philosophy for fairly extended periods of time at Macquarie University and the Australian Catholic University, and in shorter stints at the University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney and the University of Notre Dame Australia. I also worked at the Institute of Philosophy in Zagreb, Croatia, and taught religious studies at St Thomas University in Fredericton, Canada.


Select Publications

  • “On Being Underwhelmed (Did Anyone Say Crisis?).” Australasian Catholic Record 98, no.1 (2021): 66–82.
  • “Hegel’s Incarnationalism.” In Religion After Kant: God and Culture in the Idealist Era, edited by Paolo Diego Bubbio and Paul Redding, 71–110. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.
  • “Hegel, Recognition, and Religion.” The Review of Metaphysics 64, no. 4 (2011): 789–821.
  • “Reconstructing Experience: Fichte on Cognition and Volition.” International Philosophical Quarterly 50, no. 3 (2010): 291–308.
  • “Knowledge, Freedom and Willing: Hegel on Subjective Spirit.” Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 52, no. 1 (2009): 26–52.
  • “Nietzsche’s Impasse: The Anti-Christ Against the Anti-Christ.” Synthesis Philosophica 29–30 (2000): 188–209.
  • Nietzsche: Otkrivanje zablude. Zagreb: Hrvatsko filozofsko društvo, 1999.
  • “The Philosophical Origins of Christian Mysticism.” Synthesis Philosophica 14 (1992): 441–79.