Problematizing the 'problem' in 20th century French thought

December 10, 2015
European Philosophy and the History of Ideas Research Group (EPHI), Deakin University

Level 3, 550 Bourke Street


  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Deakin University
Simon Duffy
Yale NUS College
Felicity Joseph
Mark Kelly
Western Sydney University
Colin Koopman
University of Oregon
Craig Lundy
University of Wollongong
Knox Peden
Jon Roffe
University of New South Wales
Alison Ross
Monash University
Matthew Sharpe
Deakin University


Deakin University

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8.30am-9.15am: Craig Lundy, ‘Bergson’s Problematic Philosophy and the Pursuit of Metaphysical Precision’

9.15am-10.00am: Sean Bowden, ‘Jean Wahl and the Problem of the Concrete’

10.00am-10.45am: Felicity Joseph, ‘Beyond philosophical “problems”: Gabriel Marcel's problem/mystery distinction revisited’

10.45am-11.05am Coffee

11.05am-11.50am: Simon Duffy, ‘Lautman on problems as the conditions of the existence of solutions’

11.50am-12.35pm: Knox Peden, ‘Jean Cavaillès and the Problem of the Object’

12.35pm-1.25pm: Lunch

1.25pm-2.10pm: Alison Ross, ‘The errors of history: chance and reason in Bachelard and Foucault’

2.10pm-2.55pm: Mark Kelly, ‘Foucault and Althusser: The Problematic Missing Term’

2.55pm-3.15pm: Coffee

3.15pm-4.00pm: Matthew Sharpe, ‘Between History, Wittgenstein and Phenomenology: The Unique Philosophical Problematic of Pierre Hadot’

4.00pm-4.45pm: Jon Roffe, ‘Chronostructuralism in the Archeology of Knowledge and Difference and Repetition: some methodological notes on conceiving the reality of problems’

4.45pm-5.30pm: Colin Koopman, ‘Problematization in Foucault’s Genealogy & Deleuze’s Symptomatology: Or, How to Study Sexuality without Invoking Oppositions’

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