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Coffee and Conversation prior to the Existentialist Society lecture.


Free Public Lecture,

followed by an extended period of questions and discussion.

8pm, Tuesday 6th November 2012 - Melbourne Cup Day.

Sorry, change of scheduled speaker: (Dr Ian Weeks has postponed his lecture on "Heidegger" till next year).

Speaker: Dr. David Rathbone (Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy).

"On Merleau-Ponty's essay 'Hegel's Existentialism'."

He previously addressed the Society in September 2010 on,

"Existentialist? Yes! But what kind of Existentialist?

The essence/existence dichotomy".

He recently conducted the National Gallery of Victoria's Lecture Series on "Napoleon".


Venue: Unitarian Hall, 110 Grey Street, East Melbourne.

Enquiries: Secretary, David Miller. Telephone: 9467 2063.

Future lectures, past transcripts and links:


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  • Parry D.

    Disappointed, bewildered and beleaguered over the chaos and confusion of ideas contained in that lecture and the discussion that followed.

    November 6, 2012

  • David M.

    The evening ends with another session of coffee, tea, biscuits and conversation.
    Click on the "Our Calendar" logo (in the left column on this page) to find a list of some other philosophical activities.

    October 1, 2012

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