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MSCP Summer School 2020

MSCP2014The MSCP Summer School 2020 begins next week with five five-week courses starting Monday - Friday.  Also note that all courses are available for distance enrolment and you can enrol in a mixture of attendance and distance courses. As always, substantial discounts apply when enrolling in multiple courses.

When: 13 Jan - 21 Feb 2020

Where: Church of All Nations (CAN), 180 Palmerston st, Carlton.


For Full Details and Enrolment please visit:


2 hours per week for 5 weeks

Mon 6.30-8.30pm Starts 13 Jan

“A Thought from Outside:” the unthought in Blanchot, Foucault and Deleuze

Lecturer: Tim Deane-Freeman


Tues 6.30-8.30pm Starts 14 Jan


Lecturer: Dr Valery Vinogradovs


Wed 6.30-8.30pm Starts 15 Jan

Castoriadis: a militant philosopher? Poiesis, Power and Historicity

Lecturer: Sean McMorrow


Thurs 6.30-8.30pm Starts 16 Jan

Plato and the Philosophy of the Unsayable: Discovering the radical Plato that Analytic Philosophy can never know

Lecturer: Bernard Lewin


Fri 6.30-8.30pm Starts 17 Jan

Mythos and Logos: An Introduction to Philosophical Approaches to Myth

Lecturer: Dr James Kent


2 hours per day for 5 days (All starting Feb 17)

10.30am-12.30pm 17-21 Feb

Sartre’s Critique: The Dialectical Logic of Existential Marxism

Lecturer: Austin Hayden Smidt


1pm-3pm 17-21 Feb

The Ambiguous Ethics and Politics of Simone de Beauvoir

Lecturer: Sameema Zahra


3.30pm-5.30pm 17-21 Feb

A philosopher, a painter and a poet walked into a pub... Part 2: Further conversations in thinking poetically

Lecturer: Dr Rachel Joy


6pm-8pm 17-21 Feb

Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus

Lecturer: Dr Jon Roffe


Australasian Political Theory and Philosophy Conference - 13-14 Feb - La Trobe City

LaTrobeThe Fourth Australasian Political Theory and Philosophy Conference

Thursday 13th and Friday 14th February, 2020

La Trobe University’s City Campus (360 Collins St. Melbourne)

(Sponsored by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University).


Since its inception in 2016, the Australasian Political Theory and Philosophy conference has been a warm and convivial event, prompting lively conversations, showcasing collaborations, featuring book panels and more. This will be the fourth conference for political theorists and political philosophers from Australasia.


At this conference, we are hoping to further opportunities for organic collaboration and exchange by hosting a majority of thematic panels. This means that proposals for thematic panels around a topic that you and your research colleagues are currently working on are particularly encouraged. But you are also warmly invited to submit an abstract for consideration on any topic or methodology.


In a similar vein, this year, instead of having keynote speakers, we are planning the following Keynote Panels and Workshops.

  • Keynote Panel on Indigenous Knowledge as a Source for Theory, with Prof. Sarah Maddison, Ass. Prof. Morgan Briggs, Mary Graham and Prof. Irene Watson (co-sponsored by the Indigenous-Settler Relations Collaboration at University of Melbourne – link).
  • Keynote Panel on Academic Freedom, with Chancellor and former Chief Justice Robert French as lead speaker (other speakers to be confirmed).
  • Workshop on The Moral Challenges of bringing Political Philosophy to the Media with Scott Stephens from ABC Radio National’s The Minefield.
  • Other panels are planned on “Employment and authority”, “Non-Western political theory”, “Corporations”, “Positional goods in education”, and “Disability and technology: justice and user engagement”, among others.


If you would like to join us, please submit an abstract of 150 words for consideration (or a panel submission comprised of three separate but related papers, each with 150-word abstracts) by 29th November 2019. Please send your abstracts to both emails listed below. Notification of acceptance will provided in early December.

Dr Miriam Bankovsky at

and Dr Nicholas Barry at


If you have any questions or would like any further information, please write to either or both of the co-convenors (Miriam Bankovsky and Nicholas Barry).

Note: Most of the events listed on the ASCP website are not hosted by the ASCP.  Events posted here are considered to be of interest to the Australasian continental philosophy community.

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