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Researcher: Atkins, KM (Dr Kim Atkins)

Fields of Research

Ethical theory
Philosophy
Phenomenology
Applied ethics
Nursing
Health and community services
Metaphysics
Health policy
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Philosophical psychology (incl. moral psychology and philosophy of action)
Epistemology
Hermeneutics
Social and political philosophy

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Social ethics
Nursing
Religion
Other education and training
Other health
Expanding knowledge in human society
Evaluation of health and support services
Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Learner and learning
Neonatal and child health
Bioethics
Gender and sexualities

Career Best Publications

Autonomy and the Subjective Character of Experience; Journal of Applied Philosophy
Personal Identity and the Importance of One's Own Body: A Response to Derek Parfit; International Journal of Philosophical Studies
Ricoeur on Objectivity: Between Phenomenology and the Natural Sciences; Philosophy Today
Ricoeur's 'Human Time' as a Response to the Problem of Closure in Heideggerian Temporality; Philosophy Today
Self and Subjectivity; Blackwell

Research Publications

Academics lash Lennon 'ethics'
Angelica Nuzzo, Ideal Embodiment: Kantís Theory of Sensibility
Autonomy and autonomy competencies: a practical and relational approach; Nursing Philosophy
Autonomy and the Subjective Character of Experience; Journal of Applied Philosophy
Berit Brogaard on Romantic Love: Simplw Truths about a Complex Emotion Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015
Ethics and Law for Australian Nurses; Cambridge University Press
Friendship, Trust & Forgiveness; Philosophia
Genevieve Lloyd, Providence Lost
Legal & Ethical Issues in Health Care CD ROM
Legal & Ethical Issues in Health Care CD ROM
Narrative identity and embodied continuity; Practical Identity and Narrative Agency
Narrative identity and moral identity: A practical perspective; Routledge
Narrative identity, practical identity and ethical subjectivity; Continental Philosophy Review
Paul Ricoeur; The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Performance and Progress Indicators for the National Strategic Framework for Rural and Remote Health
Personal Identity and the Importance of One's Own Body: A Response to Derek Parfit; International Journal of Philosophical Studies
Pornography: How Does it Harm?; Vices and Virtues
Practical Identity and Narrative Agency; Routledge
Professional Issues in Nursing Practice CD ROM
RE ALEX: Narrative Identity and the Case of Gender Dysphoria; Griffith Law Review
Review of Emrys Westacott, The Virtues of Our Vices
Ricoeur on Objectivity: Between Phenomenology and the Natural Sciences; Philosophy Today
Ricoeur's 'Human Time' as a Response to the Problem of Closure in Heideggerian Temporality; Philosophy Today
Self and Subjectivity; Blackwell
Souls and Cyborgs: Can We Be Friends With Machines?; Philosophy and the New Millennium
The Body and the Person in Organ Transplants; Australian Nursing Journal
What are friends for?
Youíve Changed: Sex Reassignment and Personal Identity
Youíve Changed: Sex Reassignment and Personal Identity. Edited by LAURIE J. SHRAGE. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010

Research Projects

A Narrative Theory of Ethics; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Identifying, from the work of Philosopher Paul Ricoeur, a Philosophical Methodology that Attempts to Bridge Science-based and Experiential-based Models of Philosophy; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The meta-ethics of narrative ethics; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

'Ground, Limit and Place'
An Analysis and Comparison of Michel Foucault's and Hannah Arendt's Theories of Power
Authenticite, Ambiguity and Freedom- Recuperating the Philosophy of Simone De Beauvoir for a Contemporary Ethics of Ambiguity
Becoming Girl- The Subversive Narratives of Le Girl Sujet en Process/on Trial
Heidegger, metaphysics, and the natural order
Poetry and Philosophical Ascesis - Schlegel, Novalis and Holderlin
The Bionic Self-Implications of Bionics for Selfhood and Social Relations
The Community of the Poem- Towards an Ethics of the Poetic Spirit with the Poetry of Francis Webb
Theistic Existentialism in the Fiction of Tim Winton