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Ethics at the BBC

I was just having a browse of the BBC’s iView content via Totem and was surprised to see that they classify their Ethics section together with Religion.  The particular heading reads “Religion and Ethics”.  I wonder how many people in secular countries still equate ethics (or morality) with religion.


Those Young Liberals Are At It Again

I got wind of this from an article published, surprisingly, in The Australian.  The Young Liberals have published a new website called Make Education Fair where, among other things, they have written a ‘black list’, which they call an ‘Academic Alert List‘, where they list academics by name, department etc. that they disagree with.  They have even compiled a list of academics that have organised conferences that they don’t like (the ‘Relaxed & Comfortable’ conference, for example). Continue reading ‘Those Young Liberals Are At It Again’

Thanks Dave

Just a quick note of thanks to Dave Chalmers for linking to us from his site (You’ll find us listed under group blogs – local on this page).  If you haven’t checked out Dave’s amazing site be sure to do so.  Of particular interest to me is his MindPapers section.  This is a bibliography of papers in the Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science.  This site gave me so much recent material to go with for a course I took titled PHI310: Philosophy and Cognitive Science.  So, thanks again Dave.

The 2008 Australasian Philosophy of Religion Conference

Just a quick posting for those few of you who haven’t received notification of the event listed in the title.

The 2008 Australasian Philosophy of Religion Conference will be held on the 27th and 28th of September, 2008 at St Mark’s National Theological Centre, 15 Blackall St, Barton, Canberra, ACT, 2600

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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!

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