European Philosophy and the History of Ideas
The largest centre in Melbourne focusing specifically on European philosophy and the History of Ideas
This research group is the largest centre in Melbourne focusing specifically on European philosophy and the History of Ideas. In a period widely criticised for its loss of historical memory, EPHI is founded on the conviction that we are the legatees of rich philosophical traditions, from Europe and around the world, that remain worthy of study, both for their own sake, and in relation to our continuing and emerging concerns. Its members draw on key works and figures in the history of ideas in order to critically examine a number of concepts that are central to our contemporary thinking about ourselves, our world, and how we ought to live. They also explore how various philosophical ideas in European and global traditions have shaped wider cultures in different periods and, in turn, been shaped by wider institutional, economic, political, and social forces.
EPHI aims to facilitate dialogue between researchers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds with a view to developing new connections between the history of philosophical thought, abstract thinking about concepts, theoretical reasoning about the world and its contents, and practical reasoning about individual and collective activity. To this end, the group hosts a fortnightly research seminar as well as several focused workshops throughout the year.
|Professor Jack Reynolds||Email | Staff profile|
|Dr Matthew Sharpe||Email | Staff profile|
Bowden, Sean (2014) Priority of events: Deleuze's Logic of sense Edinburgh University Press Read online|
Bowden, Sean, and Duffy, Simon (eds) (2012) Badiou and philosophy Edinburgh University Press Read online
|Sharpe, Matthew (2014) 'A just judgement? Considerations on Ronald Srigley's Camus' Critique of Modernity' Thesis Eleven 120:43 Read online|
"Kierkegaard in the World" celebrated the 200th anniversary of Kierkegaard's birth by examining the ways in which the world figures in his thought, and the ways in which his thought has entered the world.