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Cornelius Castoriadis 100 Years Later: Greek Philosophy After the Greeks!

with Professor Vrasidas Karalis

  • When: – 9:00 pm
  • Where: Greek Centre, Mezzanine and Online (YouTube) Mezzanine Level, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
  • Entry: Free

Event Details

One of the most startling and appealing characteristics of Castoriadis’ philosophy is the extremely dense and at the same time lucid philosophical language. This linguistic paradox offers the opportunity to discuss the origins of its philosophical articulation and the impact of his Greek to the way he understood and wrote philosophy in French. The is explored by him in a text which is not know in any other language, in the appendix that Castoriadis added to the Greek translation of his Imaginary Institution of Society in 1978. The brief text maps out the relationship he developed with his own Greek language through his philosophical writing in another language. This paper discusses the connection between thinking and articulating while interrogating Castoriadis’ relationship with ancient and modern Greek.

About Professor Vrasidas Karalis


Vrasidas Karalis holds the Chair of Sir Nicholas Laurantos in Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies at the University of Sydney. His main publications in English include, A History of Greek Cinema (Continuum 2012), Realism in Greek Cinema (I.B. Tauris, 2017), Recollections of Mr Manoly Lascaris (Brandl & Sclesinger, 2007), The Demons of Athens (Brandl & Schlesinger, 2013), Reflections on Presence (re.Press, 2016)., Realism in Post-War Greek Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2017), The Cinematic Language of Theo Angelopoulos (Berghan Press, 2021) Theo Angelopoulos Filmmaker and Philosopher (Palgrave, 2023). He has also edited the collections Cornelios Castoriadis and the Project of Radical Democracy (2013), Martin Heidegger and the Aesthetics of Being (2008), Power, Justice and Judgement in Hannah Arendt (2012).

How to Participate

Please join us at the Greek Centre, Level M, 168 Lonsdale Street.


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About Greek History and Culture Seminars 2023

This event belongs to the series, Greek History and Culture Seminars 2023.

The Greek Community of Melbourne hosts a wide range of events, from intimate gatherings to large functions, and celebrates cultural diversity with vibrant festivals, performances, and exhibitions.

SERIES DATES: Thursday, 02/03/2023 – Thursday, 05/10/2023

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  • LANGUAGE English
  • CATEGORY Education
  • EVENT SERIES Seminars > Greek History and Culture Seminars 2023
  • SERIES DATES Thursday, 02/03/2023 – Thursday, 05/10/2023
  • PRESENTED BY The Greek Community of Melbourne
  • FEATURING Professor Vrasidas Karalis
  • M.C. Nick Dallas
  • MAJOR DONORS Delphi Accounting, Symposiarch and the Kastellorizian Association of of Victoria Inc.
  • PLACE Greek Centre, Mezzanine and Online (YouTube)
  • ADDDRESS Mezzanine Level, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000