Upcoming Events


The 62nd Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy

Hosted by Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY



Plato’s Symposium: The Tragedy and Comedy of Life

The Independent School of Philosophy

This course is an introduction to Plato through his most dramatic or poetic text. Plato became the founding author of the philosophical and scientific traditions which have shaped the thought of the last two and a half millennia because he showed the emergence of those disciplines from ordinary human experience. To depict ordinary experience requires the selection and intensification of a poet: even as he argues that philosophy is the best way of life, Plato provides us not only with arguments, but with paradigms of human excellence and baseness designed to elicit our longing.


TIME: 4-6pm

DAY: Saturdays

DATES: 9 March to 11 May (excl. 30 Mar) (9 sessions)

LOCATION: Kathleen Syme Library and Online (via Zoom)


Australasian Modernist Studies Network 2024 Conference

AMSN6: Modernism and modernity at the edge

University of Tasmania, 11-13 December 2024

Keynote speakers

  • Professor Thomas S. Davis (Ohio State University)
  • Dr Noreen Masud (University of Bristol)


The present can feel like an endless series of crises on the brink: the limits of democratic processes, prosperity, and social cohesion are being tested by political polarisation, disinformation, hyperconnected media, neoliberal financialisation, and rising global temperatures. At what is usually seen as the far edge of the world, our location in lutruwita/ Tasmania allows us to think eccentrically about what it means to be at or on the edge – whether geographically, spatially, socially, temporally, or aesthetically. Scholars and critics thinking about Australia in twentieth-century cultural history have pondered the tyranny of distance, cultural cringe, and the provincialism problem. Accounts of Australian modernism frequently reference Australian writers and artists’ perceptions of their own marginality to modernism, typified in the antipathy of the Ern Malley hoax, which in 2024 celebrates its 80th anniversary.



MSCP Evening School Sem1 2024

The Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy is proud to present the Evening School Sem1 2024 curriculum. All courses are 24 hours in length. As always significant discounts apply for those enrolling in multiple courses. If you have any questions which aren't in our FAQs please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

When: 11 March - 6 June
Where: Nicholas Building, Level 9, Rooms 18-20, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000 and online via Zoom.

Full course descriptions and enrolment at:


Semester One Programme

Mon 6:30-8:30pm Starts 11 Mar
Works of Gilles Deleuze (part 1)
Lecturer: Jon Roffe

Wed 6:30-8:30pm Starts 13 Mar
Alain Badiou: The Project
Lecturer: A.J. Bartlett

Thu 6:30-8:30pm Starts 14 Mar
The Freedom of the Devil: power, politics and critique from Hobbes to de Sade
Lecturer: Jon Rubin

Warm Regards
MSCP Publicity

Held annually since 1923, the Australasian Association of Philosophy's 2024 Conference will be held in person, hosted by The University of Western Australia, Sunday 7 - Thursday 11 July 2024.

Designed to give professional philosophers and philosophy postgraduate students the opportunity to present and discuss papers in all areas of philosophy. Each year the conference attracts around 300 philosophers worldwide.


2024 Conference Organisers: Chris Letheby and Miri Albahari

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Bronwyn Finnigan Australian National University

Dean Rickles University of Sydney

Anik Waldow University of Sydney, Winner of the 2023 Annette Baier Prize

Deborah Brown, University of Queensland, will deliver the Presidential Address