PORT MACQUARIE PHILOSOPHY FORUM
Thank you! to all the speakers who supported the Forum in the last two years.
February 2108 Professor Mark Colyvan from the University of Sydney gave the inaugural talk on
"The Wisdom of Crowds and Mindless Mobs"
March 2018 Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat from the University of Newcastle spoke on "Distinguishing Islam from Jihadism: an Imperative for Harmonious Understanding"
April 2018 Dr Brian Hedden from the University of Sydney spoke on "Personal Identity and Rationality"
May 2018 Dr Lyn Carson from the newDemocracy Foundation spoke on "How to Strengthen our Weakened Democracies"
June 2018 Carol Baker and Dave Smith, two of the Forum organisers, spoke on "Values and Ethics: Thinking About What Constitutes a Well-lived Life"
July 2018 Professor Mark Colyvan from the University of Sydney spoke on "A Parade of Philosophical Paradoxes"
August 2018 Scientia Professor Paul Patton from the University of New South Wales spoke on "Rights,Human Rights and Rights of Indigenous Peoples"
September 2018 Dr Teresa Bell, a local speaker, spoke on "The Ambiguity of Freedom: the Philosophical Choices of Simone Weil and Simone de Beauvoir"
October 2018 Professor Graham Oppy from Monash University spoke on "The Historical Rise of Atheism"
November 2018 Professor Jeremy Moss, co-director of the Practical Justice Initiative at the University of New South Wales spoke on "Ethics, Exports and Climate Change"
February 2019 Gary Dowling, one of the Forum organisers, spoke on "Tolerance and its relationship to social development"
March 2019 Scientia Professor Paul Patton from the University of New South Wales spoke on "Truth, Post-Truth and Politics"
April 2019 Dr John Jorgensen, an independent scholar, spoke on "Fundamental Philosophical Aspects of Basic Buddhism"
May 2019 Dr Hannah Tierney from the University of Sydney, spole on "Free Will, Moral Responsibility and Guilt"
June 2019 Scientia Fellow and Associate Professor Jessica Whyte from the University of New South Wales spoke on "Killer robots, collateral damage and the philosophy of war"
July 2019 Dr Kerry Hinton, Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne, spoke on "Problems with Particles"
August 2019 Dr Tony Swain, an independent scholar, spoke on "The Revival of Confucianism in Contemporary China"
September 2019 Associate Professor Simon Lumsden from the University of New South Wales spoke on "Habit, Ecological Crisis and Social Change"
October 2019 Dr Stephanie Collins from the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne spoke on "Citizens' Responsibility for their States' Actions"
November 2019 Professor Bill Boyd from Southern Cross University spoke on 'The Future of Education"