[Originally posted at The Conversation – feel free to join in the discussion there] A little over a century ago, our first prime minister told our first parliament that “the doctrine of the equality of man was never intended to Continue reading Love Thy Neighbour: religious groups should not be exempt from discrimination laws.
[This post originally appeared at The Conversation. Feel free to join in the discussion there.] This past weekend, we saw the media – old, new, and social – trying to digest the indigestible. The death of Jacintha Saldanha, the British Continue reading Between Guilt and Innocence: 2Day FM and the Moral Blame Game
2013 promises to be a banner year in Kierkegaard Studies. It’s SK’s 200th birthday on 5th May, and there’s conferences, seminars and publications planned throughout the year, in Denmark and around the world. As part of the bicentenary, Jeff Hanson Continue reading Conference Announcement: Kierkegaard in the World
[Originally posted at The Conversation – feel free to join in the discussion there] Every year, I try to do at least two things with my students at least once. First, I make a point of addressing them as “philosophers” Continue reading No, You’re Not Entitled To Your Opinion
[Originally published at The Conversation – feel free to join the discussion in the comments section there.] It’s not often I find myself agreeing with Archbishop Peter Jensen. But his latest foray into the public space was right about at Continue reading Marriage Really Matters, Archbishop? Then Stop Denigrating Mine
[Originally published at The Conversation – feel free to join the discussion in the comments section there.] Last week, I received an email with the subject line: “Bravery award for baby killer.” It urged readers to sign a Change.org petition Continue reading The Ethics of Bravery: Why a Black Saturday ‘Hero’ Lost His Award
While teaching at University of Hertfordshire last year I ran a small pilot program in using online surveys to assist students in identifying apparent contradictions in their moral intuitions and track how their views changed across time. A paper explaining the Continue reading New Paper: Philosophy Has Consequences!
A couple of weeks ago I stumbled onto a post on New APPS about this review of Colin McGinn’s new book The Meaning of Disgust. The review, even though not yet published, has caused a bit of a stir: for those who Continue reading McGinn, Strohminger and Disgust
A few days ago Christian Price, my comedy co-conspirator and the man behind the hilarious ‘Age vs. Herald Sun’ blog , posted a fantastic analysis of why most classic ‘80s movies couldn’t be made today. In a nutshell, he argues Continue reading The Decline and Fall of the Decline and Fall
Not long into my project in Copenhagen, I started a rather strange little side-project: an investigation into the arrival of the table-turning craze (known in Danish as borddansen) in Copenhagen in 1853. Kierkegaard never mentions the practice in his writings, but Continue reading The Science of the Dead