Philosophy

Imaginary Islam and the crisis of European democracy: podcast with Dr Natalie Doyle on Marcel Gauchet

For two decades, Dr Natalie Doyle has researched a specific strand of French social and political theory, with a particular interest in the intellectual heir of its leading figures Marcel Gauchet. In this podcast, we speak with Dr Doyle about her new book coming out this month, a world-first analysing Gauchet’s early writings to the present day. Entitled ‘Marcel Gauchet’s Loss of Common Purpose: Imaginary Islam and the Crisis of European Democracy’ it synthesises her three main research projects, offering an analysis that provides a context with which to understand the nature of today’s issues, crises and phenomena.

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Monash research positions available

Three Graduate Research positions are now open in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies. Please note applicants who already hold a PhD will not be considered. 2017 Monash Master of Arts Scholarship in Philosophy Application deadline: Friday 28 April 2017 A Master of Arts candidate is being sought in the topic of women…

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Killer Robots: Professor Robert Sparrow

In October 2016, acclaimed Professor Stephen Hawking warned against the rapid development of artificial intelligence, saying that “the rise of powerful AI will be either the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity,” and predicting that robots could develop “powerful autonomous weapons” or new methods to “oppress the many.” The threat of lethal autonomous…

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How gross inequality and crushed hopes have fed the rise of Donald Trump

Nick Fischer, Monash University Donald Trump is now the Republican nominee for president of the United States and millions of people are asking: “How could this happen?” There is no single answer to this question, but there are some explanations. For while the nomination of a reality-TV star and businessman with no executive experience is…

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Congratulations to Evie Kendal, winner of the 2016 Faculty of Arts 3-Minute Thesis Competition

  3MT is an academic competition that sees graduate research students from across Australia and the Asia Pacific compete against each other in a battle to provide the most engaging, inspirational and concise three minute summary of their research. The competition provides current candidates with the opportunity to: develop academic and research communication skills share…

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Winners announced for Faculty of Arts Postgraduate Publication Prize

The Faculty of Arts extends its congratulations to Julian Koplin who was recently awarded the Faculty of Arts Postgraduate Publication Prize for his contribution to the journal article “Assessing the Likely Harms to Kidney Vendors in Regulated Organ Markets”, published by the American Journal of Bioethics. The Postgraduate Publication Prize was established to reward and celebrate the…

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