Existentialist Society

Monthly lectures from previous years

5 Feb 2002
Howard Dossor (Author of 'Colin Wilson: The man and his mind')
"The Heroic Existentialist"

5 Mar 2002
Mary Anne Ghaffurian (PhD student, La Trobe University)
"The Western Mind: Psycho-Technologies of Consciousness"

2 Apr 2002
Assoc. Prof. Kim Sawyer (Finance, University of Melbourne)
"Whistleblowing and The Trial: A Kafka'esque Experience"

7 May 2002
Brent McAuslan (Atheist Society)
"Schopenhauer's Influence On Nietzsche"

4 Jun 2002
Dr. Judith Glonek (Gerontology, University of South Australia)
"Time, Space, Mind and Mindless-ness"

2 Jul 2002
Catherine McDonald (Philosophy, La Trobe University)
"Biology And Technology: Are We Trying To Play God?"

6 Aug 2002
Dr. Guy Petterson (Philosophy, University of Melbourne)
"Into the Abyss: Nietzsche and the 'I Ching'"

3 Sep 2002
Dr. Millicent Vladiv-Glover (Literature, Monash University)
"Terrorism In The Light Of Dostoyevsky's Novels, 'The Possessed' And 'Crime And Punishment'"

1 Oct 2002
Dr. Ian Weeks (Social Inquiry, Deakin University)
"Existentialism and Religion"

5 Nov 2002
Melbourne Cup Day Lecture
Assoc. Prof. Gideon Polya (Biochemistry, La Trobe University)
"Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History"

3 Dec 2002
Dr. Mat Gelman (Psychiatry Registrar)
"Viktor Frankl and Friends"

4 Feb 2003
Anastasia Liveriadis (Friends of Nikos Kazantzakis)
"The Philosophy Of Martin Buber"
February 2003 lecture transcript (Adobe Acrobat format, 130 kB)
4 Mar Assoc. Prof. Stan van Hooft (Philosophy, Deakin University)
"Philosophy As Therapy"
March 2003 lecture transcript (Adobe Acrobat format, 134 kB)
1 Apr Rev. Prof. Christiaan Mostert (Theology, University of Melbourne)
"Paul Tillich: Existentialist And More"
6 May Dr. Inna Semetsky (Philosophy, Monash University)
"Gilles Deleuze and Psychoanalysis"
3 Jun Mammad Aidani (Poet, Playwright and Philosopher)
"What Did Nietzsche Learn From Zarathustra?"
1 Jul Guy Rundle (Arena Magazine)
"Post-marxist communism?"
5 Aug Dr. Francoise Hobby (Author, "Symbolism of Euphemisation in Albert Camus' Work.")
"The Theme Of Madness In Marguerite Duras' Work"
2 Sep Geoff Forster (Existentialist Society)
"Religious Existentialism: Kierkegaard And Tillich"
7 Oct Dr. Philipa Rothfield (Philosophy, La Trobe University)
"Phenomenology, Culture And The Body"
4 Nov Melbourne Cup Day Lecture
Dr. George Vassilacopoulos and Dr. Toula Nicolacopoulos (Co-authors, "Hegel and the Logical Structure of Love: An Essay on Sexualities, Family and the Law")
"Hegel And Modernity"
2 Dec Dr. Douglas Kirsner (Author, 'The Schizoid World of J-P. Sartre and R.D.Laing')
"Politics and Ethics in Psychoanalysis"
3 Feb Anne Seitz (Sociology, Swinburne University)
"Is Science The New Fundamentalism?"
2 Mar Tim Moore (Languages, Monash University)
"Language And Responsibility"
6 Apr Howard Dossor (Author, 'Colin Wilson: The man and his mind')
"Self-Actualization as Existential Revolt"
4 May Purushottama Bilimoria (Stony Brook, New York. 'Sophia', Melbourne)
"Post Colonial Doubts About Postmodernism And Its Own 'Native Informants'"
1 Jun Silvio Bonazinga (Atheist Society)
"The Practice of Freedom: Nietzsche and Oakeshott on Tradition and Individuality"
6 Jul Dr. Inna Semetsky (Philosophy, Monash University)
"The Fool's Journey: The Phenomenology of Tarot"
Inna's Sense
3 Aug Dr. Guy Petterson (Philosophy, University of Melbourne)
"Nietzsche's Flatlands: 'What Is Common?'"
7 Sep Sylvia Lawson (Author, 'How Simone de Beauvoir Died in Australia')
"Simone de Beauvoir and a Feminist Ethics"
5 Oct Dr. Stephen Curkpatrick (Melbourne College of Divinity and Monash University)
"Levinas' Ethics and the Face as Commodity"
2 Nov Melbourne Cup Day Lecture
Dr. Gordon Preece (Ethics, Ridley College, University of Melbourne)
"How Do You Post To Postmodernity?"
7 Dec Dr. Robert Miller (Philosophy, Applied Communication, RMIT University)
"Baudrillard's Philosophy Of Seduction"
December 2004 lecture transcript (Adobe Acrobat format, 40 kB)

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