Popular Writing

The Seducer’Budapest, April 2009s Diary: How 19th Century Philosophy Predicted the Pick Up Artist MovementThe Conversation 4 February 2016

The Consolations of Philosophy: An Open Letter to Jamie BriggsThe Conversation 4 January 2016

Science Deniers Reject Authority and FactsThe Age 18 December 2015

Christmas Already? ‘Tis the Season to Think About TimeThe Conversation 23 December 2015

Laura D’Olimpio, Matthew Beard, and Patrick Stokes “Philosophy and Fallout 4: What’s the Appeal of the Post-Apocalypse?The Conversation 18 November

The Undeserved Doubt of the AntivaxxerThe Ethics Centre 17 October 2015

“Dragging Around a Beautiful  Corpse” New Philosopher 10, October 2015

A Philosophical Dialogue (That May or May Not Have Something to Do With Recent Events)The Conversation 5 September 2015

Bordering on Contempt: Operation Fortitude and the Right to Exclude” 1 September 2015

Gaybe Baybe and the Privilege of NormalityThe Ethics Centre 27 August 2015

Brain PowerAcuity August 2015

“Can You Sell Yourself?” New Philosopher 9, July 2015

On ‘Nanny States’ and Race, Leyonhjelm Exposes the Moral Thinness of LibertarianismThe Conversation 30 June 2015

Why Conspiracy Theories Aren’t Harmless FunThe Conversation 26 June 2015

In Murky Waters: On Paying People SmugglersThe Ethics Centre 18 June 2015

Same-Sex Marriage: Why the Case Against it is WeakThe Age online 2 June 2015

Corriging the Incorrigible: Why Philosophy is Good for You (But Can Also Get You Killed)“,  Cogito blog, The Conversation, 1 June 2015

“You Are Always On Holiday” New Philosopher 8, May 2015

Learning Not To DieNew Philosopher 7, March 2015

“This Isn’t a Lifestyle, it’s a Way of LifeThe Drum 11 March 2015

Feeding the Beast: Why Plagiarism Rips Off Readers TooThe Conversation 17 February 2015

The Bali Nine, and How Not To Argue For The Death PenaltyThe Conversation 4 February 2015

There’s Something Disturbing About Abbott’s Acceptance of Sledging in CricketThe Guardian 6 January 2015

Are We the Barbarians?New Philosopher No.6 2014

We Don’t Need No Moral Education? Five Things You Should Learn About EthicsThe Conversation 8th September 2014

Are You Just a Story?New Philosopher No.5 2014

“The Hunting of the Self” New Philosopher No. 5 2014

Strange Bedfellows: Euthanasia, Same-Sex Marriage, and LibertarianismThe Conversation 25 July 2014

Dangerous Ideas, Honour Killings, and Moral SeriousnessThe Conversation 25 June 2014

The Internet Never Forgets, But It Could ForgiveThe Drum 13 June 2014

Should the Dead Roll Over to Make Room for Real Estate?The Conversation 20 May 2014

Suspicious MindsThe Philosopher’s Magazine 65 (2nd Quarter 2014) pp.62-67

Making the Hamster Love Its WheelNew Philosopher No.4, April 2014

The Biennale, Transfield, and the Value of BoycottThe Conversation 9th March 2014

Margaret, David, Wolf Creek 2 and, oh… Torture PornThe Conversation 27 February 2014

“A Life Worth Living” New Philosopher No.3, February 2014

The spying game: what a 15th-century Irish warlord can teach today’s politiciansThe Conversation 10 December 2013

The Digital SoulAeon 20 November 2013

Free-Range Debate Puts the Egg Before the ChickenThe Conversation 4 October 2013

“Do You Really Exist Online?” New Philosopher No.2, September 2013

Australia: Land of Eccentric Election CandidatesThe Conversation 6 September 2013

Waste Not, Want Not – The Politics of Why Philosophy MattersThe Conversation 6 September 2013

Drowning Mercy: Why We Fear the Boats” 26 June 2013

“Loving the Digital Dead” Ampersand #6: One Little Room June 2013

Divine Astroturf: Should Anti-Vaccinationists Get Their Own Church?The Conversation 3 June 2013

“Who Do You Think You Are? The Splendid Mess of Personal Identity” New Philosopher No.1, 27 May 2013

Ethics is a Jealous God: Self-Regulation vs. Self-SacrificeThe Conversation 14 June 2013

Burying Thatcher: Why Celebrating Death is Still WrongThe Conversation 17 April 2013

I Tweet Dead People: Can the Internet Help You Cheat Your Maker?The Conversation 15 March 2013

Philosophy Under Attack: Lawrence Krauss and the New Denialism,” The Conversation 18 February 2013

Love Thy Neighbour: Religious Groups Should Not be Exempt from Discrimination Laws,” The Conversation 17 January 2013

Between Guilt and Innocence: 2Day FM and the Moral Blame GameThe Conversation 10 December 2012

No, You’re Not Entitled To Your OpinionThe Conversation 5 October 2012

The Ethics of Bravery: Why a Black Saturday ‘Hero’ Lost His AwardThe Conversation 27 June 2012

“Just as I was Getting to Know Me” in Paula Smithka and Court Lewis Doctor Who and Philosophy (Chicago and La Salle, IL: Open Court, 2010) pp.3-13 (abstract)

An Australian Kierkegaardian in Copenhagen,” eTeol 7 (February 2010)