June 5, 2023 - June 6, 2023
Australian Catholic University, Deakin University

Deakin Downtown and ACU, Melbourne Campus

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University of Melbourne
Australian Catholic University
Monash University
Boston College
University of Queensland
Deakin University
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Conference on Perception (ACU/Deakin University)

1st day: June 5 (Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2 Building, 727 Collins Street)

Phenomenological and analytical approaches

9:30 AM Richard Colledge (ACU): "Knowledge as Lived Perception: From Plato to Gadamer via Merleau-Ponty"

10:30. Claude Romano (ACU): "Realism about Colours"

Coffee break

11:45. Vania Alarcón Castillo (ACU): "Perception as a Normative Experience. Remarks on the Husserlian approach to Normativity in Perception"


2:00 PM: Jakob Hohwy (Monash University): "Consciousness, active inference and self-evidencing"


3:15. Samuel Baron (Dianoia, ACU) (online): “Perception and time”

4:15. Marilyn Stendera (Wollongong) online: "Phenomenology and Synaesthesia"

Second day: June 6 (ACU, Greg Craven Conference Centre in the new Teresa of Kolkata buildingGCC: 421.7.24/25/26

Perception and culture

9:30. Jack Reynolds (Deakin): "Perception and phenomenal experience in Merleau-Ponty and beyond: An alternative to contemporary 'illusionism'"

10:30. Justin Clemens (University of Melbourne): "To unsee the nothing that is not there and the nothing that is: Heidegger in the settler-colony"


11:45. Christina Dietz (Dianoia) and John Hawthorne (Dianoia) (online USA), "Hearing Things" 


2:00. Riccardo McMillan (Deakin): "Perceiving beyond perception: navigating the psychedelic turn in phenomenology" (online)


3:30. Peter Howard (ACU) "Constructing and perceiving images theologically: the Visual Art of Preaching in Renaissance Italy" (online).

afternoon tea

4:30. Richard Kearney (Boston College) “Touching Perception” (online)

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June 3, 2023, 9:00am +10:00

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