Dimitris Vardoulakis
Vardoulakis
Dimitris Vardoulakis
Professor, Western Sydney University



Dimitris Vardoulakis was the inaugural chair of Philosophy at Western Sydney University. He is the author of The Doppelgänger: Literature’s Philosophy (2010), Sovereignty and its Other: Toward the Dejustification of Violence (2013), Freedom from the Free Will: On Kafka’s Laughter (2016), Stasis Before the State: Nine Theses on Agonistic Democracy (2018), Spinoza, the Epicurean: Authority and Utility in Materialism (2020), and The Ruse of Techne: Heidegger’s Metaphysics Materialism (2022).

He is the director of “Thinking Out Loud: The Sydney Lectures in Philosophy and Society,” and the co-editor of the book series “Incitements” (Edinburgh University Press). He is currently the chair of the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy.