From an initial specialisation in modern philosophy (現代の西哲学), especially the thought of Michel Foucault, feminism and contemporary political theory, my teaching and research interests were extended into science and technology studies through my work in France between 2003-2011.

With the intellectual point of departure the duty to make the will to know conscious of itself as a problem, the task of critique is taken up through an engagement with science and technology as socially embedded enterprises that demand philosophical reflection precisely because of their constitutive effect upon the politics, culture and ethico-moral relations that define and limit the human condition.

An interdisciplinary approach is thus deployed to analyse the domains of power and technology, particularly their intersection where many of today's key experiences of subjectivity are both constructed and contested.

Areas of specialisation

  • Modern (Western) philosophy
  • Science and technology studies
  • Globalisation studies
  • Contemporary political theory

Areas of competence

  • Dynamics of technological innovation
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • International political economy of the European Union



Dalgliesh, B. 2017. Critique as Critical History. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming).


Dalgliesh, B. 2014. "Zygmunt Bauman and the consumption of ethics by the ethics of consumerism." Theory, Culture & Society 31 (4), 97-118.

── 2014. "The philosophy of the liberal subject of technology: Michel Puech's homo sapiens technologicus." Philosophy & Technology 27 (4), 595-602.

── 2013. "Mondialisation and critiques of capitalism." Fast Capitalism 10 (1).

── 2013. "Problematising the political theory of identity politics: towards an agonistic freedom." Kritike: An Online Journal of Philosophy 7 (1), 69-95.

── 2012. "The ethics of global consumerism." Journal of Global Intelligence and Policy 5 (8), 122-138.

── 2009. "Foucault and creative resistance in organisations." Society and Business Review 4 (1), 45-57.

── 2007. "Globalisation, Technology, Power." Cahiers de recherche d’ETOS 3, 51-83.

── 2001. "Kant, Hegel, Foucault on Morality." Budhi: Journal of Ideas & Culture 5 (2), 1-40.

Book chapters

Dalgliesh, B. 2014. "Perspectives from Japan on privacy and the supervised society." In Catherine Dartiguepeyrou (ed.), Futures of Privacy. Paris: Fondation Télécom/Editions Uniqueness, 31-43.

── 2012. "L'Expertise et des risques technologiques: une approche critique." In P-A. Chardel, C. Gossart and Bernard Reber (eds.). Conflits des interprétations dans la société de l’information: éthique et politique de l'environnement, Paris: Editions Hermès, ch. 10.

── and Stewart, C. 2003. "Introduction: Identity in Purgatory." In C.J.A. Stewart, K.G. Francis and A.K. Dorman-Jackson (eds.), Politics of Contesting Identity. Edinburgh: Waverley Papers/Edinburgh University Press, 1-11.

── 2003. "A critical investigation of Kantian autonomy and Hegelian identity." In C.J.A. Stewart, K.G. Francis and A.K. Dorman-Jackson (eds.), Politics of Contesting Identity. Edinburgh: Waverley Papers/Edinburgh University Press, 251-271.

Conference proceedings

Dalgliesh, B. 2012. "Ethics and globalisation in the work of Zygmunt Bauman." In IAFOR International Advisory Board (eds.), Trust: Proceedings of the 2nd Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy. Osaka: The International Academic Forum, 218-229.

── 1999. "Foucault's genealogy of the ethical subject." In D. Hook and B. Harris (eds.), Histories of the Present: Proceedings of the SAQM Conference. Johannesburg, S.A.: South African Qualitative Methods Press, 119-137.



Dalgliesh, B. 2016. “The ethics of teaching and learning: aquiescence or resistance?International Consortium for Educational Development Conference, Cape Town, South Africa.

── 2016. “The university as a space of thought.” IAFOR International Conference on Education, Dubai.

── 2016. “The idea of the university revisited.” IJAS Asian American Conference, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

── 2015. “The possibility of thought in the age of techno-cultural control.” Asia Theories International Symposium – Waiting: Time/Theory/Action, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan.

── 2013. "Towards a critique of globalisation." XXIII World Congress of Philosophy, University of Athens, Greece.

── 2012. "Foucault's critical history of thought." Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Annual Conference, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

── 2012. "Ethics and globalisation in the work of Zygmunt Bauman." Second Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy, Osaka, Japan.

── 2012. "The ethics of global consumerism." IIC Multidisciplinary Conference, Bangkok, Thailand.

── 2008. "Technologies of power and democracy." Technologies of Control and Globalisation Conference, New York University in France.

── 2000. "Beyond Moral Identity? Foucault and the Politics of the Self." Modernity and Moral Identity Conference, University of Helsinki, Finland.

── 1999. "A Critique of Autonomy and Identity in Modern Philosophy." Contesting Identity Conference, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

── 1998. "The genealogy of Foucault’s normative ethical subject." Histories of the Present Conference, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

── 1998. "The role of the philosopher: truth, relativism, genealogy?" European Philosophy Conference, University of Essex, United Kingdom.

Invited lectures

Dalgliesh, B. 2016. "Technology Management: Past, Present, Future.” International Conference on Technology Management, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, India.

── 2015. "Organisations and the question of power." Research Institute for Economics and Business and Administration, Kobe University, Japan.

── 2014. "The philosophy of power/technoscience." Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore.

── 2013. "The social context and politics of technological systems." Exploring Science of Transportation Systems, NIT Hamirpur International Workshop, India.

── 2011. "L'expertise des risques technologiques." ETOS/NYU in France.

── 2008. "Michel Foucault." University of Paris IV - Sorbonne, France.

── 2007. "Critical History of Thought as Political Philosophy." Chinese University of Hong Kong, China.

── 2007. "Mattering for Others." Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France.

── 2007. "Globalisation and Ethics." Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité, France.

── 2006. "Progress and Civilisation." Télécom ParisTech, France.

── 2004. "Michel Foucault dans les pays anglo-saxons." SciencesPo (Rennes), France.