Existentialist Society

Monthly Lectures — Visitors Welcome

For those who question whether life has a meaning and a purpose. For those who despairingly ponder whether one can live without self-deception or without hedonistic escapism; yet who, despite the anguish of life's futility and meaninglessness, still seek purpose and an authentic existence.

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Enquiries: David Miller, Secretary.

Telephone: (03) 9467 2063.
Mail: PO Box 1111, Bundoora, VIC, 3083, Australia.
Email: existmelb@yahoo.com.au

Lectures: First Tuesday of the month at 8 pm.
Unitarian Church Hall, 110 Grey Street, East Melbourne.
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Admission free, no prior booking necessary, all welcome.
A question-to-the-speaker period follows the lecture.

Previous lectures and transcripts:
2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1974-1995


6 Sep 2016
Dr. William Hall (Evolutionary Biology of Species and Organizations)
"The Angst of Anthropogenic Global Warming: Our Species' Existential Risk"

4 Oct 2016
Dr. Matthew Sharpe (Author, 'Camus, Philosophe')
"Cynicism, from Diogenes to Today: A Philosophy to Live by?"

1 Nov 2016
Melbourne Cup Day Lecture
Dr. Christopher Gribbin (Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne)
"Moral Relativism, Socratic Method and the Value of Self-Consistency"

6 Dec 2016
Dr. Patrick Stokes (Philosophy, Deakin University)
"Kierkegaard's Critique of the Internet"

7 Feb 2017
Dr. Gordon Preece (Ethos Centre for Christianity and Society)
"Camus, Absurdity and Christianity"

7 Mar 2017
Dr. Maurita Harney (Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne)
"Topic to be announced"

4 Apr 2017
Assoc. Prof. Janice Richardson (Author, 'Law and the Philosophy of Privacy')
"The Philosophy of Privacy"

2 May 2017
Dr. Nick Trakakis (Philosophy, Australian Catholic University)
"The Philosophy of Absolute Idealism: An Overview and Defence"

6 Jun 2017
Adjunct Prof. Inna Semetsky (Co-author, 'Edusemiotics: semiotic philosophy as educational foundation')
"Tarot: a school of life in pictures"

4 Jul 2017
John Ebel (Existentialist Psychotherapist)
"The Existentialism of Simone de Beauvoir"

1 Aug 2017
Dr. A. L. Jones (Author, 'The Gender Vendors: Sex and Lies from Abraham to Freud')
"Freud's Fantasy"

5 Sep 2017
Dr. Colin Goodwin (Independent Scholar)
"The Nature of Our Home: The Universe According to Stephen Hawking and Thomas Aquinas"

3 Oct 2017
Dr. Vaughan Rapatahana (Writer, Poet, Critic)
"Colin Wilson as Existential Outside"

7 Nov 2017
Melbourne Cup Day Lecture
Les Allan (RationalRealm.com)
"Is Morality Objective?"