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 a dissertation entitled Hegel's Critique of Reciprocity.

My research deals with 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. 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 resources for post-work politics.

Prior to graduate school, I worked as data scientist in Boston and studied statistics and machine learning.


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

Papers in progress