Associate Professor John Rundell is Reader in Social Theory and Director of The Ashworth Program for Social Theory at The University of Melbourne. He is an editor of the journal Critical Horizons, and the Social and Critical Theory Book Series. He has published widely on the topic of modernity, and problems of human self- images in social theory, with particular reference to the imagination. Recent publications include Aesthetics and Modernity Essays by Agnes Heller (Rowman and Littlefield, 2010); ‘The Erotic Imaginary, Autonomy and Modernity’ in Harry Blatterer, Pauline Johnson, and Maria Markus, Private Intimacies, 2010, London, Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 102-116; ‘Re- reading Fichte’s Science of Knowledge after Castoriadis: the anthropological imagination and the radical imaginary’, Thesis Eleven, No. 119, 2013, pp. 3-21.