Jamie Parr is Lecturer in Philosophy at Australian Catholic University, Sydney. His principal research concern is nihilism and its overcoming, particularly as explored in the respective projects of Blaise Pascal and Friedrich Nietzsche. He is the author of ‘What do I matter!: Nietzsche on Pascal, Self-Obsession, and Good Cheer’ (forthcoming in Joy and Laughter in Nietzsche’s Philosophy: An Alternative Liberatory Politics, Bloomsbury), ‘Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht and Nietzsche’s Art of Transfiguration’ (with Venessa Ercole, forthcoming in An Anthology on Nietzsche and Music: Philosophical Thoughts and Musical Experiments, Cambridge Scholars Publishing), and the monograph Nietzsche and Pascal: Transfiguration, Despair, and the Problem of Existence (forthcoming, Bloomsbury). Jamie has worked at ACU since 2016; a profile is found here. He serves as the webmaster of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society. He was born, raised and educated in the UK.