News: January/February 2014
Mike Tyson ‘Likes Philosophy’ • Aussie Govt ‘Doesn’t Like Philosophy’ • International Animal Cruelty Court Proposed — News reports by Sue Roberts
Trouble in Paradise
Over the last few decades, Australian philosophers have become renowned for their contributions to numerous areas of thought including research into the nature of consciousness, ethics and language. Thinkers such as David Armstrong, J.J.C. Smart, Frank Jackson, and David Chalmers have produced an impression of Australia as a philosophy superpower on a scale completely disproportionate to its relatively small number of professional philosophers.