with Margaret Throsby on ABC Classic FM
ABC Classic FM | Wed 20 Apr 2016
Emeritus Professor Charles Taylor is a Canadian philosopher and political theorist who has written on multiculturalism, secularism, modernity, religion, violence and identity. He is one of the world’s most esteemed living philosophers, and his work has had far-reaching influence. He has won the prestigious Kyoto Prize, the Templeton Prize, and the John W. Kluge Prize, awarded for lifetime achievement in the humanities and social sciences. Currently Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at McGill University, Montreal, Professor Taylor has held honorary positions at some of the world’s most noted institutions, and for several years was the Chichele Professor at Oxford University. He has written numerous books includingMulticulturalism and the Politics of Recognition(1994), Sources of the Self (1989), and his magnum opus, A Secular Age (2007), which was lauded by theNew York Times as “a work of stupendous breath and erudition”.
He is in Australia to give a series of public lectures, discussing language in the digital age, contemporary religion, and secularism and multiculturalism. He argues a misunderstanding of secularism has produced a backlash against multicultural policies and religious minorities. Professor Taylor will launch the Australian Catholic University’s Institute for Social Justice (ISJ) at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday April 28.
Professor Linda Martin Alcoff
ABC Radio National | Sunday 6 March 2016
The popularity of Donald Trump as a presidential nominee has surprised many, but the possibility of the property tycoon and reality TV star winning the nomination and even going on to win the US Presidential election is growing stronger.
We examine the reasons for Trump’s success in the campaign so far and whether or not it is related to ignorance, as outlined in the book, The Future of Whiteness.
Professor Joseph H. Carens
Late Night Live | Sunday 30 August 2015
According to the UNHCR, there are now over 55 million people counted as refugees or internally displaced persons. The contemporary drivers of forced migration have changed so much since the end of World War II, that protection predicated on persecution, as set out in the 1951 Geneva Conventional Relating to the Status of Refugees, has become problematic. What needs to be done to correct this situation?
The Philosopher’s Zone | Sunday 30 August 2015
Akeel Bilgrami is known for his analytic pursuits in mind and language; not for the faint-hearted. But his attention has become increasingly trained on a theme no less challenging. An event a quarter of century ago set Bilgrami’s course. As the Rushdie fatwa engulfed the West, the Indian-born philosopher took to his study for two feverish days to compose a deeply perceptive piece on identity in the modern world titled What is a Muslim? It remains all-too-resonant today.
Professor Costas Douzinas
ABC, The Philosopher’s Zone | Sunday 14 June 2015
Thomas Hobbes thought of the multitude as a mob and redemption possible only through a social contract, but the idea of the will of the many remains at the heart of direct democracy. In fact, at the very home of the demos in Athens, some have now gleaned what a future democracy might look like—in the shape of an incensed multitude. What exactly is the will of the people, and how might it be best expressed?
Professor Nikolas Kompridis
ABC Big Ideas | Thursday 15 November 2012
A dialogue between a composer and a philosopher — together they consider music and philosophy after modernism. Featuring performances by acclaimed pianist Lisa Moore.
Philosophers, almost by definition, roam over a vast terrain — they write and think about a lot of subjects. Their critical gaze has focussed on all the art forms from prose and poetry to film, painting and popular culture. But why is music, and especially ‘art music’, so rarely considered?
Professor Jennifer Nedelsky
ABC Radio National | Thursday 20 August 2015
Jennifer Nedelsky calls for deliberation on her proposal to completely rebalance the challenges of employment, life, family and care. Her idea; that everybody (and she does mean everybody) engage in both paid part-time work and unpaid part-time care. In this talk she argues that the current arrangements and approaches are behind many of the social ills we experience today and she explains how her new norms of care might function.
Highlights of Restructuring work and care. Presented by the Sydney School for Critical Social Thought and the Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University, North Sydney. May 2015
Professor Costas Douzinas
ABC Radio National | Sunday 24 May 2015
Western democracies can no longer claim the moral high ground of human rights and social justice. That’s the view of Professor Costas Douzinas, Law Professor at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Professor Douzinas is also an advisor to the Syriza government of Greece.