Moralism, the problem of evil and more

Moralism is a vice masquerading as a virtue, a Flinders philosopher says, while a colleague asserts both atheists and fundamentalists base their views on a misconceived idea of religion.

Raimond Gaita to give public lecture

The concept of the university as a distinctive tertiary institution is now defunct, according to author and philosopher Raimond Gaita. Yet with writer’s festivals, public lecture series and festivals of ideas all flourishing, he says that there is a need to reassess the role of the universities in cultural life more generally.

Hume still enlightening after 300 years

David Hume is among the best known names in Western philosophy, but appreciation of the influential Scottish thinker’s work tends to be fragmented, according to world-renowned Hume scholar Dr Stephen Buckle.