By contrasting the views of an ancient Greek philosopher (Plato) and a modern Greek thinker (Castoriadis) we'll explore some fundamental aspects of history, politics, and religion that continue to inform our global reality.
George Vassilacopoulos teaches philosophy at Latrobe University. His most recent books, The Disjunctive Logic of the World (co-authored with Toula Nicolacopoulos) and Monumental Fragments, are forthcoming with re.press. He is also co-author of From Foreigner to Citizen: Greek Communities and Social Change in White Australia (1897-2000), Eothinon, 2004.
Dr George Vassilacopoulos is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Politics Philosophy and Legal Studies at La Trobe University.
Since completing his PhD on Hegel's philosophical system, George Vassilacopoulos has developed research interests addressing the continuities and divergences in the thought of European philosophers including Hegel, Heidegger, Derrida, Husserl, Levinas and Castoriadis.
The focus of this research is on the meaning and practice of communal gathering, history and otherness.
George has also been working on the links between these thinkers and the history of Greek and Christian thought as well as on the role and nature of philosophical thinking in the 21st century.
George also collaborates on research in the areas of critical race and whiteness theory and the history of Greek-Australian political activism, multiculturalism and foreigner discourses.
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