Very Rev. Assoc. Prof. Shane Mackinlay

BTheol (MCD) BA (Monash) MPhil (Leuven) PhD (Leuven)

Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy

Very Rev. Assoc. Prof. Shane Mackinlay is an adjunct lecturer of the Department of Philosophy. He lectures in epistemology, ethics, social and political philosophy, and 20th century continental philosophy. He is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat, and parish priest of St Michael’s, Bungaree.

The Undergraduate units he teaches include:
The Postgraduate units he teaches include:
Shane Mackinlay holds the degrees of Bachelor of Theology from the University of Divinity; a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University; and a Master and Doctor of Philosophy from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium). His doctoral research studied the implicit hermeneutics of Jean-Luc Marion’s saturated phenomena.
He has also lectured at Australian Catholic University, in the areas of introductory theology and philosophy, and Christian theological ethics. He chairs the Bishop's Advisory Council of the Ballarat Diocese.

His main academic interests are phenomenology, hermeneutics, Jean-Luc Marion’s “saturated phenomena”, the philosophy of religion, aesthetics (philosophy of art), and the philosophy of science.
His recent publications include:
  • Interpreting Excess: Jean-Luc Marion, Saturated Phenomena, and Hermeneutics (2010) 
  • "Heidegger's Temple: How Truth Happens When Nothing is Portrayed" in Sophia (2010)
  • “Can a Free Agora be Value-Free?” in God, Freedom and Nature (forthcoming) 
  • “Dépassement exceptionnel ou banalité du paradigme: l’itinéraire des phénomènes saturés de Jean-Luc Marion” in Nunc (2008)
  • He has also translated Claude Romano's Event and World (2009)