Philosophy

Prof. Robert Sparrow features in Autonomous Weapons series

An article by Professor Robert Sparrow (Monash Philosophy) has been featured on the Humanitarian Law & Policy blog as part of a mini-series on Autonomous Weapons. The blog is hosted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and provides a forum for academics, practitioners, and other interested parties to discuss international humanitarian law…

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International Networks of Excellence Scheme success for Monash Philosophy

Members of the Philosophy Department have been successful in winning funding from Monash’s International Networks of Excellence (NoE) seed scheme.  Tim Bayne and Jakob Hohwy (both Philosophy), together with Nao Tsuchiya (Psychology) and Kavan Modi (Physics) were successful with a proposal for a major new network on ‘Causation and Complexity in the Conscious Brain’ ($160,000). The…

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Prize winning Monash Arts PhD graduate appointed to Politics Department at University of Exeter

Congratulations to James Muldoon on his appointment to a continuing position in the Politics Department, University of Exeter, U.K. James was the inaugural joint Monash-Warwick Ph.D candidate for the University. His thesis, ‘Hannah Arendt and Council Democracy’ won a 2016 Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal, as well as the 2016 Arts Faculty Prize for the best…

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The first Nexus symposium for 2017

NEXUS: Monash Social Science, Humanities and Medicine Network. is pleased to invite you to the first Nexus symposium for 2017. Friday 5 May 2017 9:30am – 12:45pm Lecture Theatre S12, 16 Rainforest Walk Monash University Clayton campus This session brings together four distinguished speakers on the theme of Sexual and Reproductive Health: Speakers Isabel Karpin Distinguished Professor…

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Upcoming Conference: Current Trends & Controversies In Social & Political Philosophy

Caufield Campus, Monash University 20-21 July, 2017 ​Thursday 20 July 2017 3:30 pm-4:30 pm         Linda Barclay (Monash) 5:00 pm-6:00 pm         Julia Driver (WUStL) Friday 21 July 2017 10:00 am-11:00 am     John Thrasher (Monash) 11:30 am-12:30 pm     Connie Rosati (Arizona) 12:30 pm-2:00 pm       LUNCH 2:00 pm-3:00 pm         Toby Handfield (Monash)…

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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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Sleep, more complicated than you'd think

We spend one third of our lives asleep, but few of us clearly remember what we dream about, or even if we dream at all. It’s always been believed that you’re conscious when you’re awake, and this consciousness fades away as you drift into deep sleep. But what if you could retain consciousness in your sleep, remember your dreams and…

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Symposium brings together women philosophers

Monash recently hosted the 16th Symposium of the International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh),  the first ever IAPh symposium to be held in Australia. The event was held from 7 to 10 July and the lead organisers were Associate Professor Jacqueline Broad (Monash) and Associate Professor Karen Green (Melbourne University). More than 130 delegates from Europe, Australasia,…

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