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Philosophy Feast - Drug Use

Philosophy involves thinking about some of the big questions we ask during our lifetime: Should recreational drugs be legalised? Should performance enhancing drugs be allowed in sports? Come along to the May Philosophy Feast, join in the conversation and hear the arguments for and against the legalisation of recreational and performance enhancing drugs. This Feast of Philosophy, chaired by Dr Nin Kirkham, UWA Chair of Philosophy, will tackle these big questions and more over... [More]
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Philosophy Feast - Drug Use

<p>Philosophy involves thinking about some of the big questions we ask during our lifetime: Should recreational drugs be legalised? <br/>Should performance enhancing drugs be allowed in sports? Come

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Greater Persia and its role along the Silk Road – The Mongol period and beyond

The Ilkhanid period in Persia (1256-1353) marks a particularly close connection of this historical, cultural and geographical area with the rest of Asia and Europe, due to the establishment of the largest domain the world has ever seen, the Mongol Empire. Persia’s interaction with its nominal rulers, the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), was continuous and fecund along the Silk Road, resulting in a period of great mutual influence also in the cultural and artistic spheres. The talk will... [More]

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Politics, art and madness in Putin’s Russia

Russian artists have often deployed ostensibly ‘mad’ tactics to provoke public response, and provide commentary on social and political affairs. In turn, Russian authorities have turned to the label of madness to discredit, marginalise and institutionalise artists who dared to engage in such activities. In this fascinating public talk Dr Iva Glisic will explore historical and contemporary examples of the interplay between politics, art and madness in Russia, providing insight into... [More]

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The History of Avant-garde Art

The course explores the evolution and social significance of avant-garde art, from its inception in the early 20th century through to the present day. Beginning in Northern Italy – the birthplace of Futurism – the course will travel through time and space, visiting France, Germany, Russia, Japan and United States. Finally we return to present-day Perth, the home of one of the ground-breaking contemporary creative practice of Bio-art, to consider what exactly is meant by the... [More]

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Emotional Lives of Pre - Modern Children

Discover children’s attitudes to children and childrearing methods from the perspective of children who lived during the tumultuous centuries of change from the Black Death until the eighteenth century. Explore historical books and toys for children and how children were educated, how children played, and what difference the Reformation brought to the lives of children. [More]

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Laughing with Shakespeare - a humorous look at the comedies

From famous cross-dressing in Twelfth Night to magical misunderstandings in A Midsummer Night’s Dream how can we uncover the humour in comedies written hundreds of years ago? Take a journey with local Shakespearean scholar Bríd Phillips as she leads you on a journey through the iconic, the twisted, and the wonderful. Gain an understanding of how comedy functioned in Shakespeare’s England while enjoying a merry romp through his most famous comedic works. [More]

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The Philosophy Feast - Consequentialism

Philosophy involves thinking about some of the big questions we ask during our lifetime: What is consequentialism? What is utilitarianism? Is utilitarianism the best moral theory? At this Philosophy Feast we will discuss the benefits and the limitations of the utilitarian approach to ethics. We will look at alternatives, and highlight the practical implications of adopting the utilitarian approach to ethical decision making. This Feast of Philosophy, chaired by Dr Nin Kirkham, UWA... [More]

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Philosophy Feast - Consequentialism

Philosophy involves thinking about some of the big questions we ask during our lifetime: What is consequentialism? What is utilitarianism? Is utilitarianism the best moral theory? At this Philosophy Feast we will discuss the benefits and the limitations of the utilitarian approach to ethics. We will look at alternatives, and highlight the practical implications of adopting the utilitarian approach to ethical decision making. This Feast of Philosophy, chaired by Dr Nin Kirkham, UWA... [More]

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