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Philosophy in the News

Media articles and blog entries on philosophy, humanities research, culture wars, etc.

 

Paul Redding, ‘Philosophy is not a ridiculous pursuit’, The Guardian, Sept 17, 2013: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/17/defence-philosophy-abbott

 

‘Unreasonable critique of Kant leads to man being shot in shop,’ The Guardian, Sept 16, 2013: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/16/kant-philospohy-argument-turns-violent

 

Bernard Lane (with Prof Jeff Malpas), ‘Oh, the humanities!”, The Australian, HES, Sept 12, 2013; http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/oh-the-humanities/story-e6frgcjx-1226717094165

 

Sinclair Davidson, ‘First shots in the Philosophy wars,’ Catallaxy blog: http://catallaxyfiles.com/2013/09/12/first-shots-in-the-philosophy-wars/

 

Hila Schacher, ‘Politicians shouldn’t have a say on the worth of research grants’, The Guardian, Sept 11, 2013: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/11/australia-coalition-politicans-research-grant

 

Steven Schwartz, ‘A less gross national product’, The Australian, HES, Sept 11, 2013: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/opinion/a-less-gross-national-product-notes-from-an-archeological-dig/story-e6frgcko-1226716257723

 

Miriam Cosic, ‘Is philosophical inquiry a waste of taxpayers’ money?” The Drum online, Sept 10, 2013: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-10/cosic-university-research-funding/4947744

 

Daniel Stacey, ‘How philosophy can transform you’, Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Life, Sept 9, 2013: http://www.dailylife.com.au/news-and-views/dl-opinion/how-philosophy-can-transform-you-20130909-2tem3.html

 

Santiago Zabala, ‘It’s the faculty, stupid!’, Al Jazeera Opinion, Sept 8, 2013: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/09/20139612255158332.html

 

Robert Sinnerbrink, ‘Philosophy’s contribution to society’, Sept 7, 2013: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/opinion/philosophys-contribution-to-society/story-e6frgcko-1226713506686

 

The Brooks Blog, ‘Hegel’s philosophy attacked by Australia’s opposition parties’, Sept 6, 2013: http://the-brooks-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/hegels-philosophy-attacked-by.html

 

Bernard Lane, ‘Coalition angers research community, The Australian, HES, Sept 6, 2013: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/coalition-angers-research-community/story-e6frgcjx-1226712215714

 

Patrick Stokes, ‘Waste not, want not – the politics of why philosophy matters’, The Conversation, Sept 5, 2013: http://theconversation.com/waste-not-want-not-the-politics-of-why-philosophy-matters-17894

 

Josephine Tovey, ‘Academic ridiculed by Coalition’, Sydney Morning Herald, Sept 5, 2013: http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/academic-ridiculed-by-coalition-says-sydney-university-vicechancellor-20130905-2t86l.html

 

Abbott vows the cut “futile” research, The Daily Telegraph, Sept 5, 2013: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/abbott-vows-to-cut-futile-research/story-fni0cx12-1226710934260

 

Jamie Briggs, Media Release: ‘Ending more of Labor’s waste’, Liberal Party website, Sept 5, 2013: https://www.liberal.org.au/latest-news/2013/09/05/ending-more-labor%E2%80%99s-waste

 

Santiago Zabala, ‘Slavoj Zizek and the role of the philosopher’, Al Jazeera Opinion, Dec 25, 2012: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/12/20121224122215406939.html

 

 

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