PORT MACQUARIE PHILOSOPHY FORUM

PAST EVENTS

 

Thank you! to all the speakers who have supported the Forum 

 

2020 events

October 2020      Dr Kerry Hinton, Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne, spoke on                                                    "Mathematics and Our World"

 

March - Sept       No talks due to COVID-19

February 2020     Professor Mark Colyvan from the University of Sydney spoke on "Crime, Punishment and                              Statistical Evidence"

 

January 2020      Dr Kerry Sanders from the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Sydney                                 spoke on "The Philosophy of Time"

2019 events

November 2019   Professor Bill Boyd from Southern Cross University spoke on "The Future of Education"

October 2019     Dr Stephanie Collins from the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne spoke on                                      "Citizens' Responsibility for their States' Actions"

September 2019 Associate Professor Simon Lumsden from the University of New South Wales spoke on                                 "Habit, Ecological Crisis and Social Change"

August 2019       Dr Tony Swain, an independent scholar, spoke on "The Revival of Confucianism in                                         Contemporary China"

July 2019            Dr Kerry Hinton, Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne, spoke on "Problems                                   with Particles"

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"

May 2019            Dr Hannah Tierney from the University of Sydney, spole on "Free Will, Moral                                                 Responsibility and Guilt"

 

April 2019           Dr John Jorgensen, an independent scholar, spoke on "Fundamental Philosophical                                       Aspects of Basic Buddhism"

March 2019         Scientia Professor Paul Patton from the University of New South Wales spoke                                                on "Truth, Post-Truth and Politics"

February 2019    Gary Dowling, one of the Forum organisers, spoke on "Tolerance and its relationship                                     to social development"

2018 events

 

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"

 

October 2018     Professor Graham Oppy from Monash University spoke on "The Historical Rise of                                           Atheism"

September 2018  Dr Teresa Bell, a local speaker, spoke on "The Ambiguity of Freedom: the Philosophical                                 Choices of Simone Weil and Simone de Beauvoir"

August 2018        Scientia Professor Paul Patton from the University of New South Wales spoke                                                on "Rights,Human Rights and Rights of Indigenous Peoples"

July 2018            Professor Mark Colyvan from the University of Sydney spoke on "A Parade of                                                  Philosophical Paradoxes"

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"

May 2018            Dr Lyn Carson from the newDemocracy Foundation spoke on "How to Strengthen our                                    Weakened Democracies"

April 2018           Dr Brian Hedden from the University of Sydney spoke on "Personal Identity and                                              Rationality"

March 2018         Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat  from the University of Newcastle spoke on                                                    "Distinguishing Islam from Jihadism: an Imperative for Harmonious Understanding"

February 2108     Professor Mark Colyvan from the University of Sydney gave the inaugural talk on

                            "The Wisdom of Crowds and Mindless Mobs"