2019 ACU Annual Heidegger Seminar

Together with ACU’s School of Philosophy, the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry is pleased to invite you to the 2019 ACU Annual Heidegger Seminar and book symposium to be held on June 11 and 12.



11 June 2019

End Date

12 June 2019

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Room 460.8.57 The Bernard Callinan Boardroom
ACU Melbourne, 250 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne

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The Australian Heidegger Studies Network events will be held over two days.

  • Tuesday 11 June ACU Annual Heidegger Seminar – “Heidegger and Contemporary French Philosophy”
  • Wednesday 12 June Book Symposium – Jeff Malpas’ Place and Experience, on the occasion of its new edition

2019 ACU Annual Heidegger Seminar: Heidegger and Contemporary French Philosophy

Tuesday 11 June, 9 for 9.30am to 5.00pm

The work of 20th century German philosopher, Martin Heidegger, had a profound impact on French thought from the 1930s onwards in various fields, especially in the field of phenomenology, but including also movements such as existentialism, psychoanalysis, and deconstruction, and applications to the philosophy of religion and environmental philosophy. His influence, whether directly or through mediated form, continues to this day. The speakers at this workshop will explore various aspects of this influence, examining the Heideggerian legacy in the work of key contemporary French thinkers.


All speakers will present for 40 minutes followed by 10 minutes discussion.

9.30: Dennis Schmidt (Western Sydney University) Some remarks on Derrida reading Heidegger on action

10.20: Jack Reynolds (Deakin University) Merleau-Ponty and liberal naturalism

11.10: Morning tea

11.30: Claude Romano (ACU/ Sorbonne University) Ricoeur’s reading of Heidegger on ipseity

12.20: Lunch

13.20: Robyn Horner (ACU) Is anxiety fundamental? Lacoste’s reading of Heidegger

14.10: Richard Colledge (ACU) Nancy, Heidegger, ethics, ontology

15.00: Afternoon tea

15.20: Bryan Cooke (University of Melbourne) The other night of the world: enstasis vs ekstasis in Henry's reading of Heidegger

16.10: Justin Clemens (University of Melbourne) Badiou after Heidegger

17.00: Close

Book symposium: Place and Experience, on the occasion of the re-edition of Jeff Malpas’s book

Wednesday 12 June, 9 for 9.30am to 12.30pm


  • Jeff Malpas (University of Tasmania)
  • Diego Bubbio (Western Sydney University)
  • Glenda Satne (University of Wollongong)
  • Ingo Farin (University of Tasmania)

Please contact Richard.Colledge@acu.edu.au to register attendance for either or both of these events.

Contact Claude.Romano@acu.edu.au for further information.

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