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:
2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1974-1995 | Brothers of Karamazov lecture series: 1985 to 1989

4 Sep 2018
Assoc. Prof. Janice Richardson (Law Faculty, Monash University)
"Feminist Theory and Spinoza"

2 Oct 2018
Jon Rubin (Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy)
"Freedom, Passion and Politics in Spinoza's Philosophy"

6 Nov 2018
Melbourne Cup Day Lecture
Dr. Colin Goodwin (Independent Scholar)
"The Universe and Human Beings: The Atheistic Existentialism of Stephen Hawking"

4 Dec 2018
Dr. Mammad Aidani (Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne)
"Perplexity as the Origin of Philosophy"

5 Feb 2019
Dr. Pierre Van Osselaer
"Paul Virilio and the Philosphy of Speed"

5 Mar 2019
Dr. Binoy Kampmark (Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University)
"The Non-Person Category and the Global Refugee Problem"

2 Apr 2019
Dr. Emma McNicol (Melbourne Centre for Feminist Philosophy)
"Simone de Beauvoir: Woman as a Philosophical Problem"

7 May 2019
Prof. Kevin Brophy (Creative Writing, Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne)
"Notes on Central Australia"

4 Jun 2019
Tim Harding (Australian Skeptics)
"The Rejection of Expertise"

2 Jul 2019
Jon Ebel (Existentialist Psychotherapist)
"The Theatre of Jean-Paul Sartre"

6 Aug 2019
Dr. Andrew Inkpin (Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne)
"Heidegger, Authenticity and the Narrative Self"

3 Sep 2019
Dr. Francis Macnab
"Bid me strike a match: Existentialism has thrown a new light on Psychotherapy"

1 Oct 2019
Assoc. Prof. Matthew Sharpe (Philosophy, Deakin University)
"The Veil of Isis: Western attitudes to Nature, from Heraclitus to the Hydrogen Bomb"

5 Nov 2019
Melbourne Cup Day Lecture
Dr. Colin Goodwin (Independent Scholar)
"Near-Death Experiences and Mediumistic Communications: An Existentialist Approach"

3 Dec 2019
Dr. Patrick Stokes (Philosophy, Deakin University)
"The Prospects of Digital Immortality"

4 Feb 2020
John Noack (Carl Jung Society)
"Can Existentialism be both Atheistic and Religious?"