Past Schools

What follows is a full list of the courses presented by the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy since its inception as a teaching institution in 2003.

Winter School 2015

Sartre: There Are Only Singular Absolutes
Dr Robert Boncardo

Kant's Metaphysics
Sherah Bloor

Althusser's Legacy
Daniel Fairfax

Spinoza and Spinozisms
Jon Rubin

Sound and Vision: The Cinema of Jean-Luc Godard
Lauren Bliss

Kant's Philosophy of Education
Valerijs Vinogradovs

Education: Plato's Body of Truth
Dr Adam Bartlett

Evening School Semester 1 2015

Alain Badiou's Big Books Part 2: Being and Event
Dr A.J. Bartlett

Marcus Tullius Cicero: Philosopher, Statesman, Orator
Dr Matthew Sharpe

Alain Badiou’s Interlocutors (Part 2)
Dr A.J. Bartlett


Summer School 2015

Unpacking Walter Benjamin's Library
Heather Contant

Georges Bataille: Economics and Eroticism
Dr Mark Hewson

Badiou and the Materialism of the Idea
Steven Corcoran

A Guess at the Riddle – An Introduction to the Philosophy of C.S.Peirce
Dr Maurita Harney

The Later Derrida
Dr Peter Banki

Mathematics and the Infinite: An Introduction
Arran Stewart

Appropriation and Authority in Maurice Blanchot
Dr Emily Finlay

St. Paul
Dr A.J. Bartlett

Philosophies of the Everyday: from Aesthetic Emancipations to Ethical Life
Sergio Mariscal

The Concepts of Activity Theory
Andy Blunden

Evening School Semester 2 2014

The Works of Gilles Deleuze (Deleuze Seminar VII Part 2)
Dr Jon Roffe

Alain Badiou’s Interlocutors (Part 1)
Dr A.J. Bartlett

So, what was the enlightenment?
Dr Matthew Sharpe

Alain Badiou's Big Books Part 1: Theory of the Subject
Dr A.J. Bartlett

Winter School 2014

Georges Bataille on Religion and the Sacred
Dr Mark Hewson

Education: The Rational Kernel of the Platonic Dialogues
Dr A.J. Bartlett

Plato’s Symposium: Philosophy versus science, poetry, and politics
Dr Martin Black

Lyotard’s Aesthetics (2 part course)
Dr Ashley Woodward

Militant readings: politics and literature in 20th century French philosophy from Sartre to Rancière, Blanchot to Badiou.
Robert Boncardo

Introduction to Hegelian Aesthetics
Daniel Fairfax

Evening School Semester 1 2014

The Works of Gilles Deleuze (Deleuze Seminar VII Part 1)
Dr Jon Roffe

Adorno's Aesthetic Theory: "Plenipotentiary for the In-Itself that Does not Yet Exist"
Bryan Cooke

Giorgio Agamben's The Kingdom and the Glory
Nicholas Heron

Summer School 2014

Merleau-Ponty: Aesthetics and Primordial Percipience
Anya Daly

Introduction to Jacques Rancière (2 part course)
Robert Boncardo, Gene Flenady, James Muldoon, David Sweeney

Education: Four Discourses
Dr Adam Bartlett

Jean-Paul Sartre’s Critique of Dialectical Reason, Volume 1: Theory of Practical Ensembles
Robert Boncardo

Deleuze's Bergsonism
Dr Craig Lundy

The Phaedrus: Plato’s teaching on philosophy, love, poetry, and writing
Dr Martin Black

Deleuze's Empiricism and Subjectivity
Dr Jon Roffe

Women: Between Faith and Reason
Dr Petra Brown

Castoriadis, Lefort, Abensour: Another Imaginary in French political thought
Sergio Mariscal

Evening School Semester 2, 2013

Art and Politics: The Aesthetic Revolutions of Modernity
James Muldoon, Sam Cuff Snow, Conall Cash, David Blencowe, Gene Flenady

Levinas and Blanchot on Image and Art
Dr Mark Hewson

Deleuze Seminar V: The Fold
Dr Jon Roffe

Albert Camus: Philosopher, Resistant, and Litterateur
Dr Matthew Sharpe

Winter School 2013

Spinoza: Passion, Politics and the Power of Reason
Bryan Cooke

Several Matters of Life and Death: The Crux between Classical and Modern Philosophy (Happiness, Death, Nobility, Science, and Poetry)
Dr Martin Black

Later Heidegger
Prof Mark Wrathall

Introduction to Abstract Market Theory
Dr Jon Roffe

What do we know? Aristotle and Bacon on the Nature of Knowing
Dr Matthew Sharpe

Philosophies of Cinematic Presence
Daniel Fairfax

Anarchist Views on the Nation-State
Dr Sagar Sanyal

An Introduction to Philosophical Hermeneutics
Dr Mammad Aidani

Evening School Semester 1 2013

An Introduction to Deleuze's Film-Philosophy: The Movement Image
Mairead Phillips

After Foucault: Maurizio Lazzarato and Contemporary Critiques of Capitalism
James Muldoon

Deleuze Seminar IV: What is Philosophy?
Dr Jon Roffe

Summer School 2013

The Literary Remains of René Descartes
Marc Hiatt

In the Light of Speed: The Thought of Paul Virilio
Dr Jon Roffe

Philosophy, Biology and the Imagination
Dr Undine Sellbach

Biosemiotics – A Philosophical Introduction
Dr Maurita Harney

Aristotle's Aporetic Ontology
Tim Johannessen

Philosophy and Development: Who speaks for the poor?
Lecturers: David Sweeney and Dr Laura Griffin

Hitchcock and Theory: The French Connection
Mairead Phillips

Hegel and Politics: Dialectics of the Will
James Muldoon

Georges Bataille
Dr Mark Hewson

Evening School Semester 2 2012

Deleuze Seminar III: Difference and Repetition and A Thousand Plateaus
Dr Jon Roffe

Philosophy as a Way of Life from The Stoics to Nietzsche
Dr Matthew Sharpe

Winter School 2012

Freedom, Knowledge and the Philosophy of the Young Rudolf Steiner
David John Sweeney

The Antichrist Saints: Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Sartre
Ross Barham

Philosophising Cinematic Montage
Daniel Fairfax

Poetry, Philosophy, Politics: Julia Kristeva’s Revolution in Poetic Language
Robert Boncardo

The Foundations of Modernity: Readings in Early Modern Philosophy
Dr Martin Black

Plato on the Soul, Being and eros: A Discussion of the Parmenides, Symposium, and Phaedo
Dr Martin Black

Evening School Semester 1 2012

Contingency, Irony, and Trust: An Introduction to Rorty and Brandom
Gilles Bouche

Hegel: Philosopher of the Modern - A reading of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit
Bryan Cooke

Occupolitics: Political Theory and Practice in the 21st Century
James Muldoon

Summer School 2012

The Early Wittgenstein: Mysticism and the Limits of Philosophy
Paul Daniels

The ‘Singular Universal’: Jean-Paul Sartre’s ‘Existential Biographies’
Robert Boncardo

Changing Images of Knowledge in Modernity
Lecturers: Dr M. Sharpe & Dr K. Camilleri

Introduction to Freud
Dr Jason Freddi

History of Mathematics: Stories Retold, Stories Forgotten
David Sweeney

Mallarmé and the Philosophers
Dr Mark Hewson

Philosophy in Ancient Greek Theatre
Steven Churchill

The Inhuman Condition: Nihilism / Information / Art
Dr Ashley Woodward

Foucault's Critique of Neoliberalism
James Muldoon

Evening School Semester 2 2011

Early Derrida: An Introductory Course
Andrea Leon

Kant’s Transcendental Idealism: The Critique of Pure Reason read through Dreams of a Spirit-Seer
Sherah Bloor

Deleuze Seminar II
Jon Roffe

Winter School 2011

Nietzsche and The Birth of Tragedy: The Dionysiac Critique of Modernity
Paul Daniels

What is Phenomenology?
Dr David Rathbone

A Reading of Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil
Dr Martin Black

An Introduction to Aristotle
Dr Martin Black

Heidegger's Being and Time
James Garrett

Sartre and Sexuality
Steven Churchill

Marcel Gauchet: Religion and Modernity
Dr Mark Hewson

Alfred Hitchcock and the Unstable Image
Mairead Phillips

Evening School Semester One 2011

Deleuze Seminar
Jon Roffe

Objective Mind in Hegel
David Rathbone

Summer School 2011

Aesthetics: A Philosophical Introduction
Cameron Shingleton

Introduction to Jacques Lacan
Bryan Cooke

Phenomenology meets the Neurosciences
Maurita Harney

Deleuze and Cinema
Jon Roffe

Brandom's Linguistic Rationalism
Gilles Bouche

Jacob Klein: Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra
David Sweeny

European Philosophy and The Law (2 Part Course)
Various Presenters

The Philosophy of Alain Badiou (2 Part Course)
Jon Roffe, Justin Clemens, Adam Bartlett

Winter School 2010

Lévinas and Derrida: another time at the anarche of subjectivity
Andrea León

Maurice Blanchot: literature and the ambiguity of the negative
Mark Hewson

Heidegger's Aristotle
James Garrett

History of Philosophy II: Plato
Martin Black

Spinoza's Ethics
Jon Roffe

Max Weber - Social Philosopher
Cameron Shingleton

Summer School 2010

Deleuze’s Leibniz: The Fold
Sean Bowden

Foucault's Archeology Of Knowledge
Jon Roffe

Nietzsche’s Legacy: Existentialism, Post-Structuralism, Transhumanism
Ashley Woodward

Phenomenology Meets The Neurosciences
Maurita Harney

Problem Of Socrates: Plato, Xenophon And The Limits Of Philosophy
Bryan Cooke

History Of Philosophy I: The Presocratics
James Garrett

Jacques Lacan And Leo Strauss: A Symposium On The Ancient And The Modern
Matthew Sharpe

Emmanuel Levinas: Philosophy Of Radical Alterity
Andrea León-Monterro

Winter School 2009

Meaning and Metaphor in Nietzsche and Wittgenstein
Paul Daniels

Gilles Deleuze's Difference and Repetition
Jon Roffe

Kant's Critical Philosophy (2 Part Course)
Marc Hiatt, Philip Quadrio & Paul Daniels

Marx and Marxism
Andy Blunden

Recent Continental Rationalism
Jon Roffe

Evening School Semester 1 2009

Global Warming: Science and Politics in Troubled Times
Cameron Shingleton

Summer School 2009

Foucault and Hadot: Philosophy as a Way of Life
Ashley Woodward

History of Philosophy IV: Medieval Philosophy, Part 2 (Late Medieval Era)
Ian Weeks

History of Philosophy V: Rationalism
Jon Roffe

Deleuze’s Logic of Sense: A Critical Introduction
James Williams

Heidegger's Being and Time
James Garrett

On Slavoj Zizek's Political Theory, or: Would You Like A Politics With That?
Matthew Sharpe and Geoff Boucher

Dialectics of Enlightenment
Bryan Cooke

Evening School Semester 2 2008

Global Warming: An Economic Perspective
Jim Crosthwaite

Winter School 2008

History of Philosophy III: Aristotle: the Practical Philosophy
Matthew Sharpe and James Garrett

Intepretations of Nietzsche
Various Presenters

History of Philosohy IV: Medieval Philosophy I
Ian Weeks

Hans Blumenberg's The Legitimacy of the Modern Age
Mark Hewson

Mind and Society: Robert Brandom and the Continental Tradition
Andrew Montin and Gilles Bouche

And Introduction to Hegel's Logic
Andy Blunden

Evening School Semester 1 2008

Images of Nature: A Philosophical Introduction to an Environmental Ethics
Cameron Shingleton

Global Warming: The Science and its Implications
Phillip Sutton

Summer School 2008

History of Philosophy I: The Presocratics
David Rathbone

Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy: Music, Science and Philosophy
Paul Daniels

History of Philosophy II: Plato and his Contemporaries
Matthew Sharpe and James Garrett

Women in Dark Times: Arendt and Heller
Matthew Sharpe, Lucy Ward and Sergio Mariscal

Emmanual Levinas: Philosopher of Radical Alterity
Andrea Leon-Montero

Thinking the Analytic/Continental Divide
Jack Reynolds and George Duke

The Pleasures: Of Political Philosophy and Other Interruptions
Bryan Cooke

Alain Badiou's Being and Event
Jon Roffe

Winter School 2007

The Philosophy of GWF Hegel
Andy Blunden

Derrida - Writing and Difference
Convened by Jack Reynolds, Various presenters

20th Century German Philosophy
Matthew Sharpe and Marc Hiatt

Deleuze's Difference and Repetition
Graham Jones and Jon Roffe

Introduction to the Philosophy of Schopenhauer
Paul Daniels

Summer School 2007

Postmodern Conservatism
Matthew Sharpe and Geoff Boucher

Contemporary Cultural Conundrums
Various convenors

French Feminism
Joanne Faulkner

Deleuze and Guattari’s A Thousand Plateaus
Jon Roffe

Psychoanalysis - A Philosophy of Mind?
Joanne Faulkner with Matthew Sharpe

MSCP History of Philosophy 6: Modern Empiricism
Jon Roffe

Winter School 2006

Hegel: The Whole Picture
David Rathbone

History of Philosophy V: The Modern Rationalists
Jon Roffe

Adorno: the defense of Geist
Bryan Cooke and Marc Hiatt

Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus
Graham Jones and Jon Roffe

Summer School 2006

History of Philosophy IV: Medieval Philosophy (part 2)
Joint presentation, convened by Cameron Shingleton and Marion Tapper

History of Philosophy III: Aristotle
Craig Barrie and Bryan Cooke

Three Centuries of Aphorisms
Cameron Shingleton

Democracy, Elites and Violence
Matthew Sharpe

Lyotard: The libidinal and the figural
Ashley Woodward

Introduction to the Philosophy of Alain Badiou
Jon Roffe

Winter School 2005

History of Philosophy IV: Medieval Philosophy (part 1)
David Rathbone

Nietzsche, History, Democracy
John Greene

The Thought of Martin Heidegger
Joint presentation, convened by Sean Ryan

Summer School 2005

History of Philosophy I: The PreSocratics
David Rathbone

History of Philosophy II: Plato and his contemporaries
Fiona Leigh

Introduction to Existentialism
Jack Reynolds

Introduction to Continental Philosophy
Joint presentation, convened by Ashley Woodward

Leo Strauss and the Neo Cons: Secrets, (Noble) Lies and Politics
Matthew Sharpe

Reading Nietzsche's Zarathustra
Paul Daniels

The Thought of Michel Foucault
Jon Roffe

Winter School 2004

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze
Jon Roffe

Baudrillard, Bataille, Derrida: Marcel Mauss' gift to continental philosophy
Matthew Sharpe (with Ashley Woodward on Baudrillard and Jon Roffe on Derrida)

Summer School 2004

Jean Baudrillard
Ashley Woodward

Phenomenology of Embodiment
Felicity Joseph

Kant and Psychoanalysis
Matthew Sharpe

Derrida circa 1972
Jon Roffe

Philosophy as Public Art
Esther Anatolitis

Winter School 2003

Themes from Deleuze and Guattari's A Thousand Plateaus
Jon Roffe

Introducing Critical Theory
Matthew Sharpe

Summer School 2003

Hegel's Phenomenology of Mind
David Rathbone

Friedrich Nietzsche
Cameron Shingleton

Martin Heidegger: an introduction to his 'way' of thinking
Craig Barrie

Jean-François Lyotard: the sublime and the differend
Ashley Woodward

Ideology and Aesthetics
Matthew Sharpe

Capitalism and Schizophrenia
Jon Roffe

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