Philosophy at Western Sydney University


The Philosophy Research Initiative gathers and publicly disseminates the work and activities of scholars in the Western Sydney University working in various sub-disciplines of philosophy, or in other disciplines in conversation with philosophy. The cross-disciplinary conversations cut across philosophy, literature, political theory, music, history, and the visual arts.

In order to foster the growth of a philosophically rich and lively intellectual community, the Philosophy Research Initiative stages a wide range of philosophical events, such as the Thinking Out Loud lecture series, the Encountering the Author seminars, The Sydney Seminar for the Arts and Philosophy and supports specialised workshops and conferences. 

The cross-disciplinary orientation of scholars affiliated with the Philosophy Research Initiative is anchored in, and amplified by, their institutional location in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts and Writing and Society Research Centre.

Steering Committee

Chair: Dennis Schmidt
Deputy-chair: Dimitris Vardoulakis
John Hadley
Research coordinator: Diego Bubbio
HDR coordinator: Jess Whyte
Seminar Series coordinator: Charles Barbour/Sabrina Achilles
Thinking Out Loud series representative: Diego Bubbio