Lyotard’s Aesthetics in Melbourne

Dr Ashley Woodward is presenting a lecture course on “Lyotard’s Aesthetics” at the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy in July. You can read about his contribution to their Winter School at

Kierkegaard, Philosophical Fragments

One should not think slightingly of the paradoxical; for the paradox is the source of the thinker’s passion, and the thinker without the paradox is like a lover without a feeling. Kierkegaard, Philosophical Fragments, p 46  


Paradox: a composite of the Greek ‘para’ (against or beyond) and ‘doxa’ (common belief or opinion); a paradox, informally, is a statement that goes against or beyond common sense; ‘this statement is a lie’ is a famous example of a paradox.