Public Discourse

During this current ‘not-plebicite’ season I have been asked several times on various social media platforms as to what my position on various aspects of the debate are. But, apart from one more sleep deprived enquiry about jurisprudence, I have decided that I won’t be posting on the topic. More…

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“The Buyearchy of Greeds?” – Why choosing your analogy is important.

  Recently a friend shared an image that tried to visually highlight an ethical hierarchy using the now familiar Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. This usual pyramid highlights the broad lower levels of ‘use what you have’ and ‘borrow,’ ascending to narrower upper levels culminating in ‘Buy’ and ostensibly imploring the…

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A Brilliant Cultural Analysis based on Classical Music

This article, although focused on classical music, at its core is a brilliant exposition and exegesis of the current state of affairs in our society. From the transience of experience and rampant individualism, through to a constantly thwarted search for Australian identity, the observations in the middle section are rich…

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Personal Stories and Narrative Identity

Identity is a hot topic in our society, with regular articles on ‘How to find your identity’ and what identity means in a shifting culture. Advocates on all sides of the culture, gender and sexuality wars also appeal to identity as a core ideal worth defending. However, from the broad usage…

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