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Issue 125, December 2014

Ágnes Heller: A Philosophical Suite   “There is no rigorous philosophy which does not depend on history of philosophy, and which does not acknowledge this dependence; there is no cogent research on history of philosophy which does not take also a philosophical position. This is the credo informing the contributions to this Thesis Eleven special…

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Annual Agnes Heller Lecture: Harry Blatterer

Annual Agnes Heller Lecture Intimacy as Freedom: Friendship, Gender and Everyday Life  Dr Harry Blatterer, Macquarie University Wednesday 5 November 2014 5.00 – 6.30 pm Martin Building Lecture Theatre In intimate life, anything seems possible. Sexualities, lifestyles and identities appear to be merely a matter of individual proclivity and choice. Commitment is optional. The last…

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Issue 124, October 2014

On Luc Boltanski: Contradictions and Critiques   “Boltanski is described as challenging formulaic approaches in sociology and as developing instead novel theoretical insights and an innovative pragmatist methodology. It is suggested that these innovations are complemented by Boltanski’s substantial investigations into empirical developments. Links are drawn between the themes of Boltanski’s work, especially on the…

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Ivan Vladislavić – Seeing South Africa @ Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo

Wednesday 22 October 2014 12 pm Visual Arts Centre, View Street, Bendigo South African writer Ivan Vladislavić has worked often with artists and especially with photographers. He will discuss the value of working in response – or resistance – to visual images. Vladislavić’s works include The Restless Supermarket (2001); Double Negative (2010), Portrait with Keys…

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Ivan Vladislavic in conversation with Peter Beilharz

Cities like Johannesburg are easily reviled, at a distance. Those who live in them, or are drawn to them, need to make peace with tough cities, even perhaps to love them.         Ivan Vladislavic is the leading South African writer of urban fiction. His work combines irony, humour, engagement and detachment, the…