Philosophy

Ethics in Neurotechnological Innovation

The Monash institute of Medical Engineering (MIME) and Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN) are pleased to be hosting an interdisciplinary Symposium in Neuroethics. Entitled, Ethics in Neurotechnological Innovation, the symposium will take place on Tuesday, 1 May 2018 from 1:00pm – 5:30pm at New Horizons, 20 Research Way, Level 4 Collaboration Lounge. Professor Judy Illes …

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Event: Philosophy workshop on delusions

Workshop: The Nature of Delusions Date: 20 February 2018. Location: C110 (John Whyte Room), Building C, Ground Floor, Caulfield Campus, Monash University. Organizer: Professor Tim Bayne, Monash University. All welcome – registration not required, but please RSVP.   Program 9:00 Coffee available. 9:15 Tim Bayne (Monash): Welcome. 9:20-10:30 Max Coltheart (Macquarie): Delusional Belief and the Doxastic Reflex. 10:30-10:50…

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Scaling new heights with Roger Chao

Roger Chao FRGS, FGIA, GAICD, FAIM, BJ is an Australian explorer, mountaineer, philosopher and ethicist. He holds degrees in Arts (Politics and Philosophy majors) and Economics and an Honours degree in Philosophy/Ethics from Monash University. Roger was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 2007 in recognition of his research into the effects…

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New critical thinking project wins funding

Members of the Philosophy Department have won approximately $75,000 for a new critical thinking project for marginalised youth, as part of the Social Cohesion Research Grants scheme funded by the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria. The project is headed by Monima Chadha (Philosophy), together with colleagues Sam Butchart, Mark Howard (both Philosophy), and Andy Ruddock (Communications…

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Philosopher wins Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Early Career Research

Dr Jennifer Windt, a researcher in the Philosophy Department in the School of Philosophical, Historical, and International Studies, has won the 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research by an Early Career Researcher (ECR), Humanities and Social Sciences. This is a university-wide award in recognition of research excellence by ECRs who are within the first five years…

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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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The future of sex? ‘Robots, Rape and Representation’ by Rob Sparrow

New research by Monash’s Professor Rob Sparrow explores the brave new world of sex robots, the disturbing idea of the ‘rape’ of these robots and what this represents, and why it matters to be civil to machines. In the not too distant future our lives will increasingly involve relations with robots, machines with varying degrees…

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