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Summer School 2023

Ten 10-hour courses taught online January-February

The Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy is proud to present the Summer School 2023 curriculum. All courses are 10 hours in length. All courses will be taught via Zoom. 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: 9 January - 17 February

Where: ONLINE. All courses will be taught via Zoom. Video recordings will also be available within a few days after each seminar for those who can't make the schedule.


Mon 6:30-8:30pm Starts 9 Jan
African Humanism, Decoloniality and Alternative Ontology
Lecturer: Augustine Obi
Tue 6:30-8:30pm Starts 10 Jan
To the Higher Infinite! The Mathematical Ontology of The Immanence of Truths
Lecturer: J. Bova
Wed 5:00-7:00pm Starts 11 Jan
Hegel for Social Movements
Lecturer: Andy Blunden
Wed 7:30-9:30pm Starts 11 Jan
Jacques Derrida’s Ethics and Politics of Mourning
Lecturer: Aleksander Kopka
Thu 6:30-8:30pm Starts 12 Jan
Reading Walter Benjamin’s “Theses on the Concept of History”
Lecturer: Gregory Marks
Fri 6:30-8:30pm Starts 13 Jan
The Development of Hegel and Nāgārjuna’s Dialectic
Lecturer: Brendan Duncan

2 hours per day for 5 days

10:30-12:30pm 13-17 Feb
Reading Capital Vol. 1
Lecturer: FTC Manning
1:00-3:00pm 13-17 Feb
“The South of the North and the West of the East”: A Decolonial Lens
Lecturer: Valery Arrows
3:30-5:30pm 13-17 Feb
The Works of Lyotard - Part 1
Lecturer: Graham Jones
6:30-8:30pm 13-17 Feb
Minimal Communism
Lecturer: A.J. Bartlett


The 61st Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy


Hosted by Toronto Metropolitan University
(formerly Ryerson University)

at the Hilton Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Symposium 'On Management'

Critical theorists have long turned their attention to the question of management. They have investigated the form and function of training manuals, techniques of organising bodies, cultivating minds, guiding interactions, and navigating institutional spaces. We wish to turn this attention to the present, to the particularity and complexity of contemporary institutional forms. This symposium takes up this challenge through the examination of actual experiences of managing and of being managed. It questions how management mediates between capital and control, how the rules of management are developed, mediated, and employed, and what the impact of these practices on critical thought is, can be, and needs to be.

Speakers: Danny Butt, Elliot Patsoura, Jeff Sparrow, Jessica Marian, Joe Hughes, Joeri Mol, Justin Clemens, Lauren Bliss, Nicholas Robinson

Monday 12 December, 12:30pm-4:30pm

William MacMahon Ball Theatre, Old Arts (Room 107), UniMelb

Sponsored by the Melbourne Group for Critical Research & the Cluster for the Study of Organisation Society and Markets