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Paradox and indirect communication

Paradox is a potent form of communication—allowing us to talk about things that otherwise are practically impossible to talk about. Things that otherwise would reduce us to withering silence.

This seminar explored the nature of paradox as a form of meta-communication and the role that it plays at the core of human culture. Paradox as a way for human beings to pose religious, philosophical, artistic and other central questions of existence that otherwise could not be discussed or even conceived.Speakers considered the role of paradox in theatre and performace acts, religion-science dialogue, decision-making, and in artistic representation.


5 May 2008


Monash University, Caulfield campus, Victoria


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Communications and Media Studies, Monash University