Jon Kofas argues: Human beings are imbued with free will, however, we are also subjected to a vast range of subluminal influences and our choices are often guided by a force we may call “the collective unconscious.” The collective unconscious, far from being apolitical, serves to uphold many of the values and behaviours that reinforce capitalism and globalisation
In this piece, Jon Kofas discusses the the current Western economic malaise and its relationship to the discussion of values in society.
This essay by Professor Rasmus Grønfeldt serves to briefly motivate what is at stake in the philosophy of multiculturalism and the multiculturalism of philosophy.
Dr. Rachael Kohn, a leading Australian author and broadcaster argues that today, many people treat religion as a source of ills rather than a cure for social problems. There is, of course, much suffering caused by religion and its followers but the guidance, discipline and compassion provided by religion can be, and often is, a force for good in the world which is often overlooked. This article offers a measured defence of religion and its place the modern world.
* Simon Katterl How are questions of agency – that is the capacity to choose one’s own decisions – understood in the context of law? Does it resemble our common or folk understanding of psychology? How does it fare against our best empirical accounts of human behaviour? I […]
Dr. Massimo Pigliucci explains philosophy behind genocide.