Search results for "ethics"

Bioethics of Species Conservation

Thu 19 May 2016

From pandas to parasites, how should we define species and which should we save?

Our planet is facing one of the biggest extinction events in its history, with conservative estimates suggesting that a species goes extinct every hour. If we are to conserve the earth’s shrinking biodiversity we must first determine how we define a species. And then, if we can’t save them all, how can we decide which ones to conserve? Mackenzi ...

Women in philosophy

Thu 03 Sep 2015

Is what we think, say and write inherently gendered? Why does the activist need philosophy? Where are we at with the whole “body/mind” thing? This course will introduce and explore the work of some of the greatest modern thinkers - philosophers who have opened up new possibilities in politics, language, gender, identity and ethics. Many of these philosophers are still living.

All of them have produced groundbreaking work ...

Media Ethics: New And Old Dilemmas

Thu 22 Aug 2013

The media: powerful but powerless, over-governed but ungovernable, the infinite flow of info so ubiquitous, yet so claustrophobic. Rapid digital advances have dramatically and irreparably transformed the media industry, blurring lines between producers and consumers. How should we navigate the paradoxes and dilemmas that this information age presents?

 

The Media: What does the future hold?

Wed 11 Jan 2012

The media industry is undergoing change. Advancing technology (iPads, interactive TV screens, social media, mobile video phones) are rapidly transforming the way we source, consume and participate in our news and entertainment. What do these changes mean for the way the media industry works, and how will they effect us, the audience? Are we entering a new era of media pluralism or are we on a crash course into chaos? What are the ethics and po ...

Ethics and Morality in the 21st Century

Sat 05 Jun 2010

 

 

Psychoanalysis is...

Psychoanalytic Ethics in the 21st Century Clinic

Thu 01 Sep 2016

For Freud, psychoanalysis was the ‘talking cure’, but what does it treat, and how? This presentation will examine these questions in the light of Lacan’s discussions on ethics and philosophy, and with an eye on contemporary problems and paradigms of treatment.

Media Ethics: New And Old Dilemmas

The Fourth Estate: Changing role, changing ethics?

Thu 29 Aug 2013

Media ethics is not just about the do's and don'ts for individual reporters and editors, but encompasses the way in which the fourth estate sees itself as has its role defined in liberal and social democratic states. In this talk, I will canvass the codes of ethics that govern the Australian media, the reaction of the press to regulatory reform in the wake of Britain's Hacked Off scandal, the role of whistle-blowing and shield laws in defending ...

Bioethics of Species Conservation

Bioethics of Species Conservation

Thu 19 May 2016

Women in philosophy

Judith Jarvis Thomson and the ethics of abortion

Thu 01 Oct 2015

All creatures great and small: animals and us

The happy hen on your supermarket shelf: What do you buy when you buy free range eggs?

Thu 16 May 2013

The rise of the "free range" egg appeals to consumers' feelings that they don't want to be complicit in the suffering of animals. But the meaning of the label "free range" varies widely - and so does the relationships it represents between consumers, retailers, suppliers, farmers, hens and, ultimately, the earth and sun. In this session we will question what set of political, economic, social and ecological arrangements we buy when we buy "free r ...

Media Ethics: New And Old Dilemmas

If It Bleeds It Leads: Ethics and disaster reporting

Thu 09 May 2013

The disaster zone is a vortex of information, much of it spun out by first responders to a hungry media. The public has a right to know, but where is actuality amongst these hurried impressions and in whose interest is the news we receive? This discussion outlines factors influencing contemporary disaster news and issues around its consumption. How are ethics stretched in production and reception and where are the opportunities as media speeds up ...

Media Ethics: New And Old Dilemmas

Media Ethics in the Digital Age

Thu 19 Sep 2013

Psychoanalysis is...

Psychoanalysis is Ethical Love that Irrupts the Private into the Public

Thu 18 Aug 2016

Since its inception psychoanalysis has broken ground and ruffled feathers by making public the most private matters. For Jacques Lacan, ultimately psychoanalysis is “when we allow ourselves a kind of irruption of the private into the public” in which a kind of clinical “knotting” must take place so as to prevent us from slipping endlessly away. Psychoanalyst Grace Tarpey will discuss how knotting actually works, in the context of psychoanalysis a ...

Media Ethics: New And Old Dilemmas

Ethics: What is it?

Thu 22 Aug 2013

Media Ethics: New And Old Dilemmas

Media Ethics in Practice Within The Industry

Thu 26 Sep 2013