Matthew J. Delhey

Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto academia / github cv



Hi, I'm a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. I'm currently writing my dissertation under the supervision of Rebecca Comay, entitled Hegel's Critique of Reciprocity.

My research primarily concerns Hegel and German Idealism, Social and Political Philosophy, and Critical Social Theory. In particular, I'm interested in the interaction of dialectics, broadly construed, with political economy, digital theory, and critical theories of race, class, and labor. Oh, and Marx.

I completed a master's degree in philosophy at Georgia State University in 2018. You can check out my thesis here. It explores the concepts of education, abstract labor, and machine automation in Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, recovering some resources for a post-work politics along the way.

Prior to graduate school, I worked as a data scientist in Boston, MA and have a background in statistics and machine learning. I also help run the Dialectics Reading Group.


I've also served as a teaching assistant for several courses. Most recently: Introduction to Political Philosophy (Andrew Franklin-Hall), Heidegger's Being and Time (Michael Blezy), and Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit (Rebecca Comay).

Papers in progress