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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Fuming with outrage: Nazis, nannies and smoking

Fuming with outrage: Nazis, nannies and smoking

[Originally posted at The Conversation; feel free to join in the discussion there] A few years ago I saw a poster stuck to the wall…

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Loch Sport, June 2013

Drowning Mercy: Why We Fear The Boats

[Originally posted at The Conversation; I'd invite you to join the discussion there but they shut it down. Things got a bit heated, I think.]…

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St Olaf College, June 2013

Ethics is a jealous God: self-regulation vs self-sacrifice

[Originally posted at The Conversation; feel free to join in the discussion there] Late one night recently I got a very frustrated email from a…

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Loch Sport, July 2013

Divine astroturf: should anti-vaccinationists get their own church?

 [Originally posted at The Conversation; feel free to join in the discussion there] The akedah narrative – the story of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his…

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Burying Thatcher: why celebrating death is still wrong

Burying Thatcher: why celebrating death is still wrong

[This article originally appeared at The Conversation; feel free to join in the discussion there] Today, a funeral ceremony will take place for former British…

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