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Germaine Greer on Aboriginal Rage

I remember seeing Germaine Greer on ABC1’s Q&A program a few months back talking briefly about this topic. Here is the keynote speech Greer gave on Aboriginal rage for the Melbourne Writers Festival. Here book, On Rage, is published through Melbourne University Publishers.

CFP: Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal


TOPIC: CFP: Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal

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Date: Tues, Nov 18 2008 5:23 pm

Call for Papers: Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal. Stance is a peer-reviewed, peer-produced, academic journal that publishes papers by current undergraduate students. Stance welcomes papers concerning any philosophical topic. Current undergraduates may submit papers between 1500 and 3500 words in length. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 19, 2008, initial review is completed in early February, and publication is in April.

Authors of published papers will receive a free print version of the journal and their article will be indexed in major internet indexes as well as in the Philosopher’s Index. Stance has a full digital presence: Information about the kind of submissions Stance seeks and about manuscript preparation can be found at the website. Submissions should be sent to Further, via the website, you can reach past issues in an open source format.

Juli Eflin
Professor and Chair
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47304-0500

The Secret and an Extra Variable on Descartes’ Proposition

I was having a debate with a friend recently about the merits (or I should perhas say lack of merit) of that extremely popular book/film/TV show ‘The Secret’.  I’m not sure why people are so willing to just jump in and believe this stuff, particularly after watching the film!

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Islam, Animal Morality, and Personhood

This may perhaps not be the best place to ask such a question but I’m having a lazy week.  I’m in the early stages of compiling information, a literature review of sorts, for a paper I’m working on with the theme of the title of this post.  I’m going through some notes that I took a while ago and I haven’t written down the source details for some of the quotes that I took (I know, I really am that thick).  Anyhow, I’ll list what I have and if anyone familiar with Islamic literature, supplementary texts and other writings can point out their source I’d appreciate it. Continue reading ‘Islam, Animal Morality, and Personhood’

Recognition and Work recordings

Here are the recordings from the Recognition and Work conference held at MQ last year. Some notable speakers include Axel Honneth, Emmanuel Renault, and our very own Jean-Philippe Deranty.


Andrew Cullison, who you may have seen around the Prosblogion, has started up an interesting new web site called Sympoze.  This site is a social bookmarking and promotion space aimed at PhD and other Graduate students.  While most of us are undergraduates/honours students and can’t post our own articles over there we can still browse through the papers that others have uploaded.  A great place to see some contemporary philosophy!

Alvin Plantinga on the Ontological Argument

An interesting article appeared on SpringerLink’s page for the International Journal for Philosophy of Religion today, Alvin Plantinga on the Ontological ArgumentHere’s the link.

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Emergent Australasian Philosophers

I received an email today that contributors, participants and readers of this blog may be interested in.

I have no idea as to the credentials or academic standing of any of the information in this email
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