Philosophy Communication: A Call to Arms?

Philosophy Communication: A Call to Arms?

I’ve just gotten back from a quick trip to Canberra, where the Australasian Association of Philosophy conference is currently in full swing at ANU. Unfortunately…

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Dangerous ideas, honour killings and moral seriousness

Dangerous ideas, honour killings and moral seriousness

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Last night, after a public outcry, the Sydney Opera House’s Festival of Dangerous…

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Should the dead roll over to make room for real estate?

Should the dead roll over to make room for real estate?

By Patrick Stokes, Deakin University As a general rule, one place you really don’t want to find yourself is in-between a Melburnian and a piece…

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The Biennale, Transfield, and the value of boycott

The Biennale, Transfield, and the value of boycott

By Patrick Stokes, Deakin University In July 1846, the American writer Henry David Thoreau went to prison for refusing to pay his poll tax. He…

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Margaret, David, Wolf Creek 2 and, oh ... torture porn

Margaret, David, Wolf Creek 2 and, oh … torture porn

By Patrick Stokes, Deakin University Well, I’m outraged, I tells ya. Outraged! This is such a shameful snub. Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton, beloved hosts…

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Loch Sport, July 2013

The spying game: what a 15th-century Irish warlord can teach today’s politicians

[Originally published at The Conversation; please feel free to join in the discussion] Irish philosopher Richard Kearney visited Melbourne last year and, being the fine…

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New Project: Online Interactions with the Dead

New Project: Online Interactions with the Dead

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve received support from the Deakin University Central Research Grants Scheme to pursue a new project on our online encounters…

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Free range ‘debate’ puts the egg before the chicken

Free range ‘debate’ puts the egg before the chicken

[Originally published at The Conversation; feel free to join in the discussion there] Today’s announcement that Woolworths will phase out the selling of cage eggs…

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Waste not, want not – the politics of why philosophy matters

Waste not, want not – the politics of why philosophy matters

[Originally posted at The Conversation; feel free to join in the discussion there] Update: Read more on this topic from Robert Sinnerbrink, Thom Brooks, Daniel Stacey…

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Australia: land of eccentric election candidates

Australia: land of eccentric election candidates

[Originally posted at The Conversation UK; feel free to join in the discussion there] UPDATE: The below piece ran in the Conversation’s UK edition on…

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