Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Philosophy Mailing List

The Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP) provides a mailing list for the dissemination of infromation that may be relavent to those working/studying in, or interested in the field of philosophy. This should be of particular interest to academics and post-graduate students. (Who should really know about this already).

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Thursday, May 04, 2006

First On-Line Philosophy Conference – Papers

The first set of papers for the much announced On-Line Philosophy Conference:

- Mary Coleman, ‘Holistic Directions of Fit and Smith’s Teleological Argument’

- Julia Driver, ‘Luck’

- Noa Latham, Fundamental Laws’

- Alfred Mele, ‘Practical Mistakes and Intentional Actions’

- Stephen Stich and Daniel Kelley, ‘Two Theories about the Cognitive Architecture Underlying Morality’

- Jessica Wilson, ‘Non-reductive Physicalism and Degrees of Freedom’

- Outstanding Undergraduate Paper: Andrew Bailey, ‘Some Unsound Arguments for Incompatibilism’

The papers and commentaries are available here, while comments can be made at the Conference blog.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Foucault, footy and philosophy

Marc Abrahams
Tuesday May 2, 2006
The Guardian

Of all the football leagues for all the players in the world, the Australian Football League is the first to sponsor research that overtly applies the work of the French philosopher Michel Foucault.
Australian football is not soccer, nor is it American football. It is, fans and players like to point out, based on a different philosophy from anything else that answers to the name "football". Australian behaviourists Peter Kelly and Christopher Hickey elucidate one aspect of the game's philosophy in a study they call: Foucault Goes to the Footy: Professionalism, Performance, Prudentialism and Playstations in the Life of AFL Footballers.
Read the whole article here