Posts Tagged 'Philosophy'

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’



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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Guest Post – Ethical Practices in Online Education

Today we have a guest post by Sarah Scrafford (see below) discussing some ethical issues surrounding online study and offering a few possible solutions.  As most contributors and readers of this blog are online/external students this post highlights some issues that touch us all.  As always comments are open and I urge you to add your opinions. Continue reading ‘Guest Post – Ethical Practices in Online Education’

Election Wipeout: Comments on Howard’s Downfall

The Federal election in Australia of the weekend saw the political demise of not just the perceptibly unbreakable Liberal party but also of our staunchly pragmatic Prime Minister John Howard in his own electorate. The election has also effectively rendered the Democrats defunct with not a single member being elected to either the House of Representatives or the Senate. The grossly unpopular Pauline Hanson scored more votes than the softly spoken and passionate QLD democrat Andrew Bartlett. Labour had what some commentators have dubbed a ‘Rudd-slide’ (in reference to the new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd) in their victory, and the Greens, traditionally thought of as the party populated by undesirable wafts of dreadlocked stoners and political extremists belonging to the far, far left, is now looking likely to hold the balance of power in the Senate and can safely be referred to as Australia’s third political force.

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