Jakob Ziguras

Jakob Ziguras

Dr. Jakob Ziguras is a poet and philosopher. He completed his PhD at The University of Sydney, writing on Aristotle's philosophy of science. His poetry has appeared in leading Australian literary journals and his first collection, Chains of Snow, was published in 2013 by Pitt Street Poetry. He won the 2011 Harri Jones Memorial Prize and the 2013 David Harold Tribe Poetry Award. Currently, he teaches philosophy at the University of Notre Dame."

Jakob will be taking part in the following event:

The Quarrel Between Poetry and Philosophy
Friday 23 May
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

What are the connections between poetry and reason, imagination and truth? Can poetry offer insights into the nature of reality? Plato spoke of the ‘ancient quarrel between poetry and philosophy’. These pursuits have a complex and contentious relationship. Three prize-winning poets - Berndt Sellheim, Jakob Ziguras and Luke Fischer - discuss the philosophical significance of poetry in relation to their own work with Joe Gelonesi, presenter of The Philosopher’s Zone on ABC RN.

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