Thu 11 Aug 2016
Psychoanalysis is one of the most influential and enduring intellectual traditions of the past century. Many diverse tendencies have emerged from the clinical and theoretical work of visionaries such as Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan. Adherents and critics of these movements have helped shape the development of psychology, art, philosophy, business, politics and many other fields. This course will introduce and explore (a few of) the many sid ...
Thu 03 Sep 2015
Is what we think, say and write inherently gendered? Why does the activist need philosophy? Where are we at with the whole “body/mind” thing? This course will introduce and explore the work of some of the greatest modern thinkers - philosophers who have opened up new possibilities in politics, language, gender, identity and ethics. Many of these philosophers are still living.
All of them have produced groundbreaking work ...
Wed 09 Apr 2014
God plays an important and fundamental role in many people’s lives. But what sort of role has God played in philosophy? How have philosophers understood notions of God and how have they used notions of God to make sense of the world and of ourselves? And why do so many philosophers today have no role for God in their understanding of the world? In this course, we will take a brief look at different perspectives on God through the ages, s ...
Tue 15 Feb 2011
This course grapples with big issues and key thinkers in philosophy. Topics are broad and diverse and meant to engage people with the big topics, paradoxes and conundrums.
Wed 29 Sep 2010
Melbourne: Music, Memory, Place
Trying to make sense of it all: lI've music and conclusions on music, memory, place'
Tue 04 Mar 2014Stuart Grant specialises in Performance Philosophy, particularly Phenomenology. Stuart believes that phenomenology gives an immediacy of access to the materiality of performance, to the bodies, voices, props, sets, audiences, places, times and meanings of which performances are made. His primary practice research specialisation is site-specific performance, particularly in urban contexts. Stuart has worked as a performer and musician all his life ...
Psychoanalytic Ethics in the 21st Century Clinic
Thu 01 Sep 2016For Freud, psychoanalysis was the ‘talking cure’, but what does it treat, and how? This presentation will examine these questions in the light of Lacan’s discussions on ethics and philosophy, and with an eye on contemporary problems and paradigms of treatment.
Women in philosophy
Luce Irigaray and the philosophy of sexual difference feminism
Thu 17 Sep 2015