Media articles and blog entries on philosophy, humanities research, culture wars, etc.


Paul Redding, ‘Philosophy is not a ridiculous pursuit’, The Guardian, Sept 17, 2013:


‘Unreasonable critique of Kant leads to man being shot in shop,’ The Guardian, Sept 16, 2013:


Bernard Lane (with Prof Jeff Malpas), ‘Oh, the humanities!”, The Australian, HES, Sept 12, 2013;


Sinclair Davidson, ‘First shots in the Philosophy wars,’ Catallaxy blog:


Hila Schacher, ‘Politicians shouldn’t have a say on the worth of research grants’, The Guardian, Sept 11, 2013:


Steven Schwartz, ‘A less gross national product’, The Australian, HES, Sept 11, 2013:


Miriam Cosic, ‘Is philosophical inquiry a waste of taxpayers’ money?” The Drum online, Sept 10, 2013:


Daniel Stacey, ‘How philosophy can transform you’, Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Life, Sept 9, 2013:


Santiago Zabala, ‘It’s the faculty, stupid!’, Al Jazeera Opinion, Sept 8, 2013:


Robert Sinnerbrink, ‘Philosophy’s contribution to society’, Sept 7, 2013:


The Brooks Blog, ‘Hegel’s philosophy attacked by Australia’s opposition parties’, Sept 6, 2013:


Bernard Lane, ‘Coalition angers research community, The Australian, HES, Sept 6, 2013:


Patrick Stokes, ‘Waste not, want not – the politics of why philosophy matters’, The Conversation, Sept 5, 2013:


Josephine Tovey, ‘Academic ridiculed by Coalition’, Sydney Morning Herald, Sept 5, 2013:


Abbott vows the cut “futile” research, The Daily Telegraph, Sept 5, 2013:


Jamie Briggs, Media Release: ‘Ending more of Labor’s waste’, Liberal Party website, Sept 5, 2013:


Santiago Zabala, ‘Slavoj Zizek and the role of the philosopher’, Al Jazeera Opinion, Dec 25, 2012: