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Tuesday 3 December

Postgraduate/Early Career Researcher Day: 356 North Wing, Arts West

12.30-1.00 Registration
1.00-2.00 Grant adventures: The ups and downs of the grant process
Knox Peden, Christopher Mayes, Louise Richardson-Self
2.00-3.00 Afternoon Tea
3.00-4.00 Philosophy pathways: What can you do and how you can get there
Jack Reynolds, Ross Barham, Rachel Joy
4.00-4.30 Break
4.30-5.30 Publishing without perishing: Publication tips
Marguerite La Caze, Andrew Inkpin, Daniel Lopez

 

Public Lecture B117 Glyn Davies Building/Melbourne School of Design (free, no registrations required)

7.30-8.30 This Life: Why Mortality Makes Us Free
Martin Hägglund 

 

Wednesday 4 December

8.15-8.45 Registration
8.45-10.30 Welcome to Country: Aunty Di.
Conference Opening: Prof. Margaret Cameron (Head of School, SHAPS, University of Melbourne
Keynote – Rebecca Comay, ‘Deadlines (literally)’
10.30-11.00 Morning Tea
Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5 Room 6 Room 7 Room 8 Room 9 Room 10
11.00-12.30 Thematic Panel:
Religion and the Limits of Reason in
the Early and Late
Heidegger


Ingo Farin

Transcending Reason


Martin Leckey

The Gods in the Fourfold: The Divine
in Later Heidegger

Thematic Panel:
Hegel and French
Philosophy


Mario Wenning and
Jingwen Zheng

Amour proper and Annerkenung:
Rousseau’s Challenge
to Hegel
Reconsidered


Gregory S. Moss

Towards an Ecstatic
Phenomenology of the Ἓν καὶ Πᾶν

Janice Richardson

Spinoza, Locke, and
the Influence Industry

Anya Daly

The Declaration of Interdependence!: Feminism, grounding and enactivism

John Cleary

What is an Idea? Plato’s
theory of
participation and mathematics

Joeri Mol

Organizing Space:
Subjectivity and the Surveillant
Assemblage

Leonard D’Cruz

The Methodological
Significance of
Foucault’s Normative
Commitments

Steven Churchill

“It is stupid to confuse the
moral and the
aesthetic”: Sartre’s moralising in his
amoral imaginary

George Duke

Political Romanticism

Book Panel: Jon Roffe, ed., The Works of Gilles Deleuze
Joe Hughes
Vincent Le
Sanja Mladenovic

Jon Rubin

Spinoza and the Maker’s Knowledge
Tradition

Kazi A S M Nurul
HudaA Recognition
Theoretic Account of Hermeneutical
Injustice

Sean Bowden

Expressive action and
destratification in A Thousand Plateaus

Vincent Le

The Deepfakes to Come: A Turing Cop’s
Nightmare

Mark Kelly

Foucault and
Psychoanalysis: A Missed Encounter?

William Tullius

A
prolegomena to
ethical theory in the philosophical
anthropology of Edith Stein

Mike Grimshaw

The legacy of
Weimar?: Trump as
Schmittean sovereign
and Taubesean
katechon

12.30-2.00 Lunch
2.00-3.30 Thematic Panel:
Nietzsche’s Politics


Nicola Chadwick

On Conway’s
Account of
Nihilism and
Decadence in Nietzche


Paul Patton

Democracy and Cultural Elites in
Nietzsche


Vanessa Lemm

Nietzsche’s Great Politics of the Event

Danfei Liu

Rethinking the
‘Problematic’ in
Economic and
Philosophical
Manuscript of 1844

Christian Parker

Derrida’s Last
Supper(s)

Brett Nicholls

In catastrophic times: Jean Baudrillard’s
impossible exchange with science

Ben Hjorth

Function
and field of
“cause(rie)” in/as the language of
psychoanalysis

Brendan Duncan

Non-conceptual
thinking in Badiou and Mādhyamaka:
negativity and the communicability of non-conceptual truth

Christopher Lloyd
BuckleAristotle and
Heidegger on Pathos and Being
Geoffrey
HondroudakisLogos, Analogos, Techne: Planetary
Computation and the
Technopolitics of Abstraction
Book Panel:
Marguerite La Caze, Ethical Restoration
after Communal
Violence: The Grieving and the Unrepentant
Margarite La Caze
Simone Drichel
Peter Banki

David Blencowe

Totality is modern and it is material: historical materialism
beyond the social

James Kent

Hans Blumenberg on the Rigorism of Truth and the Strangeness
of the Past

Glen Veitch

Is a Climate Disaster Inevitable? Process Philosophy as a Call to Action

Kirk Turner

“Sex slash death is in my
head”: on virginal, suicidal, redemptive,
repetitive, sadistic and fantasmatic
responses to the problematic of the drive

Caitlyn Lesiuk

Revisiting Badiou’s Beckett: literature as an evental site in
L’immanence des vérités

Maks Sipowicz

Walter Charleton and the Cartesian
Passions

Roman Meinhold

Elucidating the
Relation between
Digital and EcoSystemic
Sustainability

Yanhui Bai

Historical
Materialism in the Perspective of Marx’s Political Philosophy
materialism beyond the social

Joel Glazebrook

Towards a creative
ethnology of human
sacrifice: the
syncretistic
methodology of Bataille’s and Wittgenstein’s
approach to
philosophical
anthropology

Larelle Bossi

Gelassenheit in the
waterscape: thinking
about our experience of coastal and
atic environments.

Rosemary Overell

The reveal of the Real in hashtag politics

Reto Oechslin

Fin Fatale: We Are To Undo Badiou’s Knot

Emily Hughes

Towards a
phenomenological
theory of affect

Vanessa Arapko

Post-capitalist
realism

3.30-4.00 Break
4.00-5.30 Thematic Panel:
Techne, Polis, and
Differenz in
Heidegger


Richard Colledge

Kant’s ‘Ontological
Difference’:
Heidegger on Kant on
Being as Position


Miguel Vatter
Martin Buber and
Martin Heidegger on
Dasein, Polis, and
Anarchy


Dimitris Vardoulakis
Heidegger’s Ruse of
Techne and
Materialism


Jacinta Sassine

Rhetoric and Justice in the Sophist Gorgias

David Emmanuel
RoweHow to be a self: A
Nietzschean guide
Christopher
BoerdamWhat’s Left for Žižek?

Dipen Barua

Becoming, Being, and
Existence in Indian
Thoughts: A
Conceptual Analysis
from the Perspective
of Buddhist Term Bhava

Brendan Duncan and
Ella BryningTo Admit
the Pleasure-giving
Muse: Poetry and Thought in the work of Iris Murdoch, Judith Balso and Alain Badiou

Caterina Diotto

Walter Benjamin: the
romantic form of the novel and the sense of life

 

Brianni Lee

A Comparative
Critique of Foucault
and Adorno: Defining
a Domain of
Authentic Action between Preserving
Negativity and
Talking Back

Book Panel: Martin
Hägglund, This Life:
Secular Faith and
Spiritual Freedom
Conall Cash
Mathew Abbott
Tristan Bradshaw
and Ben BrownCritical antiquities and theorizing
modern crises

Jamie Parr

Suffering and
Transfiguration in Nietzsche: Some Observations

Jayson Jimenez

Anthropocene and the ‘Post-Kantian Decider’

Thomas Redwood

Rudolf Steiner’s
Philosophy of
Freedom in the light of his later work

Robyn Adler

The Other Side of Transparency-art and the opaque subject of psychoanalysis

Edward Bradford

Terminology in the
“Epistemo-Critical
Foreword” to Walter
Benjamin’s Origin of the German
Trauerspiel

 

Wendyl Luna

Kantian
Enlightenment as Parrēsia: Foucault on
Kant’s reprisal of the Greek problem

 

Venessa Ercole

Nietzsche’s Dionysian
Care of Self and the Musical Secret

Tom Ford

Philological
Materialism

 

Scott Robinson

Neoliberalism and Nihilism: Theses on Wendy Brown’s
Analysis

 

William Hebblewhite

Time, Space and Distribution

5.30-7.30 ASCP Reception

 

Thursday 5 December

8.30-9.00 Registration
9.00-10.30 Keynote – Samantha Matherne, ‘Recapturing Edith Landmann-Kalischer’s Theory of Aesthetic Value’
10.30-11.00 Morning Tea
Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5 Room 6 Room 7 Room 8 Room 9 Room 10
11.00-12.30 Thematic Panel: Nature, Culture, Social Critique


Loughlin Gleeson

‘Critical Naturalism’
in Hegel and Marx


Simon Lumsden

Hegel’s Theory of Culture


Cat Moir

The Nature of Hegel’s Social and Political
Thought


Heikki Ikäheimo

The Self-creating Lifeform of persons and
its limits

Bahar Mirteymouri

Spinoza’s Freedom

Alex Cain

Arendt’s contradictions:
Eichmann in
Jerusalem in the
perspective of
Arendt’s practice of Socratic dialogue

Bertille De Vlieger

Emotional
knowledge and its value in society

Artem Bourov

Making sense of self-awareness: phenomenology beyond qualitative feel

Amy Hickman

Dispelling
Misconceptions:
Inheritance and
Difference in Esposito and Derrida

Conall Cash

Truth and
Intersubjectivity in Merleau-Ponty’s Political Thought

Ahlam Mustafa
Abukhoti“Circles of
Memory”; An
Approach to
Understanding
Cultural Memory in
the Postcolonial Arab Context
Book Panel:
Marguerite La Caze
and Magdalena
Zolkos, eds.,
Contemporary
Perspectives on
Vladimir
Jankélévitch: On
What Cannot Be
Touched
Marguerite La Caze
Magdalena Zolkos
Paul Atkinson
Peter Banki
Tim Flanagan

Josipa Mickova

Intelligibility of the eternal, or against teleology: ground for
Spinoza’s ethics

Daniel Brennan

Wonder and the
private sphere in Iris Marion Young and Hannah Arendt

Ezechiel Thibaud

Republican
autonomy

James Wells

Beyond Narrative and Sameness:
Reinterpreting
Selfhood

Stephen Abblitt

“School-sick”:
Autobiography,
autoimmunity and the education of
Jacques Derrida

George Wood

Feeling Language:
Merleau-Ponty and Creative Expressions

Daniel Badenhorst

They cannot descend:
Frantz Fanon and Jean-Paul Sartre on ‘the zone of nonbeing’

Moira Gatens

Singularity, Similarity,
and Exemplarity in
Spinoza

Michelle Boulous‐
WalkerThe Work of Laughter is the Work of Philosophy: Diotima and Arendt

Joel Katzav

Grace and Theodore de
Laguna’s
Dogmatism and Evolution (or, A tale of modern philosophy,
Willard V. Quine and the
marginalisation
of speculative
philosophy)

Mackenzie Groff

Nostalgia, Exile and other Reconstructive
Tools in a
Phenomenological
Understanding of the Fractured Self

David Newheiser

Derrida’s Atheism

Pat McConville

Phenomenology and Artificial Hearts

Rachel Joy

The topopoiesis of
mourning: a creative
melancholia towards
decolonization in Australia.

12.30-2.00 Lunch
1.00-2.00 – Equity & Diversity Plenary – Karen Jones, Augustine Obi, Rachel Joy
2.00-3.30 Thematic Panel:
French Husserl
Revisited


Knox Peden

On Jean Cavaillès


Bryan Cooke

On Michel Henry

Karen Green

Women’s reception
of Kant, 1790-1810

Nathan Bell

Refugees: Towards a
new Concept of the Political

Kate Phelan

The Epistemic
Invisibility of Rape

Grace Campbell

Intentionally sought
self-destruction and the work of Sabina
Spielrein

Dimitris
ApostolopoulosMerleau-Ponty’s
Hegelian Transformation of
Intentionality

Antonia Pont

Resisting
Subhabituality: an ethics of time after Deleuze and Foucault

Latheesh Mohan

The perhaps of spirit and being: Dialectical
Ontology of rhythm

Martine Prange

On the Relation of
Truth, Democracy,
and Critique:
‘Parrhesia’ in Times of Post-Truth and
Populism

Book Panel:
Raymond Ruyer, The
Genesis of Living
Forms
Jon Roffe
Maurizio Melloni
Nicholas Barthel de
Weydenthal

Mathew Abbott

The Vulnerability of Self-Conscious
Animals: On Hegel’s
Amphibians and Géricault’s Horses

Robert Boncardo

The Last Days of the Dialectic: Alain Badiou’s Political Engagements, 1969-1981

Luara Karlson‐Carp

Parsing the impasse of sexual difference:
Irigaray with and
against Heidegger and Lacan

Jane Connell

Nietzsche, Freud and
the Baroness Moser: A reading of the ‘compulsion(s) to repeat’

Andrew Inkpin

Complex Community:
Towards a
Phenomenology of Language Sharing

John McIntyre

Michel Foucault’s
normativity

Michael Fagenblat
and Antonio VargasWho Cares:
Heidegger on “the truth of a people”

Monte Pemberton

Virtues and values in
Australian political
culture

3.30-4.00 Break
4.00-5.30 Thematic Panel:
Reconsidering Lukács


Daniel Lopez

The Finite and the
Infinite in Lukács and
Hegel


Cat Moir
The Nature of Social
Ontology in Lukács
and Bloch


Julien Potter
The Road from
Syracuse: Lukács and
Heidegger on the
Titanic Individual

Chris van Rompaey

Aristoteles latinus
and the discourse of
early modern
philosophy

Elizabeth Presa

Toysr-Us: Infancy and
Art. Agamben’s
account of infancy, play, temporality and
possibilities for art.

Francis Russell

Cruel Optimism and NeuroLiberalism in the Work of Catherine Malabou

Sameema Zahra

Beauvoirian
Housewife and the Ambiguities of Time

Michael Lazarus

Gillian Rose, Georg Lukács and the Lament over
Reification: Sociological or
Speculative Critique?

Ben Kearvell

Disability and its Deleuzions:
Approaching
Disability Studies from a Deleuzean
Perspective

Adrian Marshall

Heidegger vs. Kant’s Concept of Comportment and the notion of Divinity in Virtual Reality

Book Panel:
Alison Ross,
Revolution and
History in Walter
Benjamin
Alison Ross
Justin Clemens
Knox Peden
Jessica Whyte

Tim Flanagan

Plotinus’ Orientalism
and the Language
Within Language

Michael Hearn

Thus
Spoke The Student from Bologna: In Defence of The Blush and Embarrassment

Louise Richardson‐
SelfProposing an
account of the
‘dominant (Englishspeaking) online social imaginary’

Paul Atkinson

The
Simultaneity of
Flows: Bergson,
Wildon Carr and the
Relativity of Life

Raphaella Elaine
MirandaAdorno Contra
Transcendental
Idealism: A Critique of Husserl’s Notion of Objectivity

Corey Cribb

Powerless
Philosophy: Thought and the Outside in
Deleuze’s ‘Foucault’

Blake Stove

Truth and Method of
Heidegger’s Analytic of Dasein

Daniel Mcloughlin

‘The Bloody
Mystification of a
New Planetary
Order’: Homo Sacer
and the global
democratic spectacle

Sebastian
SantistebanThe
imaginaries of
success and failure of tech entrepreneurs in
Colombia: a critical approach

Marilyn Stendera

Bergson and
Heidegger on Time, World and Enaction

William Bennett

Does Sovereignty
Transgress History?

Dominic Williams

Corplication:
Deleuze’s
Expressionism

Sushobhona Pal

A Heideggerian
Perspective to
Technology

7.00 Conference Dinner – Naughtons Hotel

 

Friday 6 December

8.30-9.00 Registration
9.00-10.30 Keynote – Martin Hägglund, ‘Secular Faith and Political Emancipation’
10.30-11.00 Morning Tea
10.30-12.30 Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5 Room 6 Room 7 Room 8 Room 9 Room 10
11.00-12.30 Thematic Panel:
Kant and the
Philosophy of Life


Dennis Schmidt

Kant and the
‘Feeling of Life’


Andrew Benjamin

The Life of Reason:
Kant’s Critique of
Stoicism

Desmond Sander

The Poverty of
Logicism

Jon Roffe

From the sublime to
the beautiful soul: the conservatism of Deleuze’s late neoKantianism

Christopher Watkin

To have done with
emancipation?
Latour and ecology

Robert Sinnerbrink

Discourses on love:
Terrence Malick’s
‘Weightless’ trilogy

Benjamin Grieve‐
JohnsonAgainst Technology:
Toward a NonEthics, not of Technology

Augustine Obi

Africa
Dwells-With-Others: A
Dialogue between
Heidegger’s Mitsein and
the Sub-Saharan African
Concept of Ubuntu

Jack Reynolds, Cathy Legg

Framing the Predictive Mind:
Why We Should Think Again
About Dreyfus

Bryce Weber

On
Caterino’s and
Hansen’s ‘Critical
Theory, Democracy,
and the Challenge of
Neoliberalism’

Book Panel: Oliver
Feltham, Destroy
and Liberate:
Political Action on
the Basis of Hume
Oliver Feltham
Justin Clemens
Dimitris
Vardoulakis
Charles Barbour
Jessica Whyte
Paul Patton

Valery Vinogradov

Academic and
Master: Prestige
against Style

Michael Yuen

Kant, Meillassoux
and the Neglected
Alternative: Why Speculative Realist critiques of Kant fail

Fiona Utley

Can we
be friends?
Ecological grief and
decentering
relationships of the
Anthropocene

Michael Mosely

A contradiction in Heidegger’s artessay

Paul Healy

Living with
Technology: Human
Enhancement or Human
Development?

John Quay

Heidegger, fundamental
ontology and metontology: possibilities for
phenomenomethodology
across philosophy and
the human sciences.

Justin White

Aspiration, Habit, and
Embodied Agency in MerleauPonty’s Phenomenology of Perception

Peter Banki

NeoLiberalism and the Haunting Right to Bildung

12.30-2.00 Lunch
1.00-2.00 ASCP AGM
2.00-3.30 Thematic Panel:
Institution of
Intellectual
Community:
Blanchot, Kojève
and Badiou at
Critique


Joe Hughes

Critique:
Foundations, The Review Form, and the early essays of
Maurice Blanchot


Elliott Patsoura

Kojève, Bataille, and the Crossroads
of Critique


Jessica Marian

The Badiou Crisis at
Critique

John Preston

A Precognitive
Account of Harmony
Grounded in a
Phenomenological
Reading of Kant’s
Theory of Perception

Gregory Marks

Thinking Flesh: Nietzsche, Hysteria, and the Gothic Body

Thematic Panel:
Crossing Avenues:
Free Spirit in the
Prison World
Valery Vinogradovs
Mahmood Fazal

Matt Marasco

Towards a Hegelian
Critique of
Photography

Brock Smith

Albert Camus: the Writer, Community, and the Role of Literature

Christopher Edwards

The Transcendental Origin of Nature: Husserl and Richard
Avenarius

Max Morris

Philosophy, Politics, and Cosmopolitanism: Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojève

Book Panel: Jessica
Whyte, The Morals
of the Market:
Human Rights and
the Rise of
Neoliberalism
Jessica Whyte
Justin Clemens
Janice Richardson
Miguel Vatter
Charles Barbour

Konstantin Azarov

A Kantian approach to local color

Lachlan Ross

Nietzsche’s quietest heresy: On the
origin of causality in
prayer

Philip Martin

Making History: Art
as a Practice of
Creative Solidarity
in the Kyōto School

Jennifer Ang

Living existentially

Hora Zabarjadi Sar

The I-Alien relation and
Vertical givenness in Husserl’s
Generative Phenomenology

Norma Lam‐saw

At the limits of the
political: Bartleby’s passivity and the
impolitical

Sherah Bloor

Anatomy of the
Invisible: Kant’s
diagnosis of religious disorders and the poetic cure

Thomas Moran

Unleashing the untimely one: on the transfiguration
of Dionysus
following the
eternal recurrence

Sam McAuliffe

Improvising
Aesthetic Experienc

Ross Barham

The Meaning of Life –
what the science says

Kyle Gleadell

Science,
Scientism, and Formalisation:
Husserl and Klein’s contributions to the phenomenology of modern
science

Valentin Cartillier

Whose dead god:
the Althusserian
spectres of Hegel

3.30-4.00 Break
4.00-5.30 Plenary: The Work of Justin Clemens

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