Existentialist Society

Monthly lectures from previous years


4 Feb 2020
Assoc. Prof. Matthew Sharpe (Philosophy, Deakin University)
"Philosophy and Evil"

3 Mar 2020
Prof. Kevin Brophy (Creative Writing, Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne)
"Thoughts on Central Australia"

7 Apr 2020
Lecture cancelled due to pandemic
 

5 May 2020
Lecture cancelled due to pandemic
 

2 Jun 2020
Lecture cancelled due to pandemic
 

7 Jul 2020
Lecture cancelled due to pandemic
 

4 Aug 2020
Lecture cancelled due to pandemic
 

1 Sep 2020
Lecture cancelled due to pandemic
 


Saturday 4 Sep 2021
Dr. Valery Vinogradovs
"Dostoevsky, Nietzsche and Tarkovsky on the Child"
September 2021 - lecture video

Saturday 2 Oct 2021
Bernie Lewin (The Platonic Academy of Melbourne)
"Lullabies for the dying: from Plato's myths to Christian beliefs"
October 2021 - lecture video

Sunday 31 Oct 2021
Australian Dostoevsky Society
"Dostoevsky as a European Writer"

Saturday 6 Nov 2021
Dr Martin Black (Independent School of Philosophy)
"Is the truth deadly for life? Nietzsche contra Plato"
November 2021 - lecture video

Saturday 4 Dec 2021
Prof. Garry Trompf (Co-Editor 'The Gnostic World')
"Introduction to the Gnostic World"
December 2021 - lecture video


Saturday 5 Feb 2022
Dr David Newheiser (Author 'Hope in a Secular Age')
"Hope in a Secular Age"
February 2022 - lecture video

Saturday 5 Mar 2022
Dr Pierre Van Osselaer  
"Guy Debord and International Situationism"

Saturday 2 Apr 2022
Dr Tim Themi  
"Eroticizing Aesthetics: In the Real with Bataille and Lacan"
April 2022 - lecture video

Saturday 7 May 2022
Dr Martin Black (Independent School of Philosophy)
"The Problem of Technology: Heidegger and Aristotle"
May 2022 - lecture video

Saturday 4 Jun 2022
Roy Schwartz
"Men of Steel: Superman Versus Ubermensch"

Saturday 2 Jul 2022
Discussion
"Ecocentrism and Sustainability"

Saturday 6 Aug 2022
Dr David Rathbone
"Visions of the Virtual: Wittgenstein vs. Deleuze"
Aug 2022 - lecture video

Saturday 3 Sep 2022
Akiva Quinn
"Existentialism and Meaning in Life"
Sep 2022 - lecture video

Saturday 1 Oct 2022
Dr Vaughan Rapatahana
"Colin Wilson's New Existentialism"
Oct 2022 - lecture video
October 2022 lecture transcript (Adobe Acrobat format, 66 kB)

Saturday 5 Nov 2022
A/Professor Steven Taubeneck
"The Relevance of Existentialism"
Nov 2022 - lecture video

Saturday 3 Dec 2022
Akiva Quinn
"Simone de Beauvoir and 'The Ethics of Ambiguity'"
Dec 2022 - lecture video

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