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Selected articles (Ask the Philosopher column)

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Multiculturalism vs cosmopolitanism, 3 December 2011

Technocrats, 19 November 2011


Qantas as Australia's flag-carrier airline, 11 November 2011

Power vs influence, 29 October 2011

The republic and British heritage, 22 October 2011

The meaning of social progress, 15 October 2011

Friendship and living well, 8 October 2011

Politics and social cohesion, 1 October 2011

Psychology and philosophy, 24 September 2011

The super rich, taxes and libertarianism, 17 September 2011


Offshore processing of asylum seekers, 10 September 2011

Mining, manufacturing, and comparative vs competitive advantage, 3 September 2011

The aspiration to virtue, 27 August 2011

Religion, the state and school chaplains, 20 August 2011

Riots, disorder and philosophical anarchism, 13 August 2011

Democracy, civic literacy and disagreement, 6 August 2011

Working with your hands, 30 July 2011

Social mobility and meritocracy, 23 July 2011

The value of a university education, 16 July 2011

Fukuyama, Hayek and the origins of political order, 9 July 2011

Empathy, refugees and the Scottish Enlightenment, 2 July 2011


The meaning of liberalism, 25 June 2011

Idealism and pragmatism, 18 June 2011

Kevin Rudd and honour, 11 June 2011

Cultural and economic elites in Australia, 4 June 2011

Cicero, Obama and rhetoric, 28 May 2011

Sharia and multiculturalism, 21 May 2011

Middle-class welfare and the Federal Budget, 14 May 2011

Osama bin Laden, justice and revenge, 7 May 2011

Republicans and the royal wedding, 30 April 2011


Forgiveness and Vietnam, 23 April 2011

Pascal, Mill and gambling, 16 April 2011

Idleness and work, 9 April 2011

NSW Labor, Machiavelli and corruption, 2 April 2011

Nuclear power, 26 March 2011

Friendship and envy, 19 March 2011

Same-sex marriage, 12 March 2011

Libya and the responsibility to protect, 5 March 2011

The crisis of quality in Australian politics, 26 February 2011


The genius of multiculturalism, 19 February 2011

Public intellectuals, 12 February 2011

The Tiger Mother, 29 January 2011

Celebration and reflection on Australia Day, 22 January 2011

The limits of aggressive partisan rhetoric, 15 January 2011

Moral enhancement and biomedical technology
, 8 January 2011

Genius and youth, 1 January 2011


Santa Claus, 24 December 2010

The art of cricket, 18 December 2010

Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, 11 December 2010

Childhood innocence and Junior MasterChef, 4 December 2010

Royal weddings and nostalgia, 27 November 2010


Political courage, 20 November 2010

Friendship and facebook, 13 November 2010

Obama, midterm elections and expectations, 6 November 2010

Magnanimity, Howard and Costello, 30 October 2010


Ongoing deployment in Afghanistan, 23 October 2010

Hayek, liberalism and conservatism, 16 October 2010

Cultural diversity and consumption, 9 October 2010

David Hicks, 2 October 2010

Youth, 25 September 2010

The purpose of education, 18 September 2010

National service, 11 September 2010

Speechwriting and politics, 4 September 2010


Democracy and minority government, 28 August 2010

The uncommitted voter, 21 August 2010

Backflips and political integrity, 14 August 2010

Authenticity and political campaigning, 7 August 2010


Identities and citizenship, 31 July 2010

Political campaign advertisements and the dumbing down of politics, 24 July 2010

Stereotypes, 17 July 2010
 
Asylum-seekers, xenophobia and deliberative democracy, 10 July 2010

Welfare income management, 3 July 2010

The ethics of internal party coups, 26 June 2010


How we should understand economics, 19 June 2010

Happiness and material wealth, 12 June 2010

Tax as the price of civilised society, 5 June 2010

Selecting your child's sex, 29 May 2010

Public service and noblesse oblige, 22 May 2010

The legend of Billy Sing, 15 May 2010

Yoga and cultural appropriation, 8 May 2010

Liberalism and banning the burka, 1 May 2010

The Anzac legend, myth and militarism, 24 April 2010

Asylum-seekers, human rights and national sovereignty, 17 April 2010

The renaissance man vs the dilettante, 10 April 2010

Media and justice, 3 April 2010

Obama and health reform, 27 March 2010

Aboriginal recognition, 20 March 2010

Gambling, 13 March 2010

Home-schooling, 6 March 2010

Religion in politics, 27 February 2010

Exiles and expatriates, 20 February 2010

Love and selfishness, 13 February 2010

Politicians and good intentions, 6 February 2010

Patriotism vs. jingoism, 30 January 2010

Haiti earthquake and moral sentiments, 23 January 2010

Racial profiling, 16 January 2010

Uganda and homosexuality, 9 January 2010

Tiger Woods, 2 January 2010 (to be posted)

Ethical investment, 26 December 2009

Moral virtue and religion, 19 December 2009

Climate change, 12 December 2009

Leadership, 5 December 2009

Sport, 28 November 2009

Charity, 21 November 2009

Utopia, 14 November 2009


Military robots, 7 November 2009

Racism, 31 October 2009

People-smugglers, 24 October 2009

Barack Obama's Nobel Prize, 17 October 2009

Withdrawal from Afghanistan, 10 October 2009

Pedophiles, 3 October 2009

Public holidays, 26 September 2009

First three columns of September 2009 -- on climate change, obesity and organ trading -- appear below in pdf form
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