Teaching Projects

The Brisbane’s Meet-Up ‘The Philosophy Café’ had originally organised by threesome of a café owner, a philosopher from the University of Queensland and an educationalist from the Queensland University of Technology. The community work was proving time-consuming for the paid academics and the café owner was facing a few challenges in the business, whereby the meet-up could not continue at the café. A colleague of my mine – another underemployed professional, a English teacher who ran the Brisbane Meet-Up ‘Classic Books’ – decided to take ownership of ‘The Philosophy Café’, with the agreement of the former owner. I agreed to come on-board as a joint-administrator and we organised monthly meetings at a café in Stones Corner. After a few months, my friend handed over the whole organisation of the group over to me. I came up with a seven month teaching program which combined prepared pre-meeting reading lists and materials with a lightly-facilitated group monthly discussion. Hence, there was a putting-together of a learning experience and an open forum to airing considered opinions and genuine questions.

The page here is to allow participants to access selected learning materials.


(CO.5) University, Ideology and Generations

Unnamed. The Uses of State and Local History


1.A Radical Hope in Qld Compatibilism (Short D.03)


2.A MBH Hope in Compatibilism (Short A.03)


2021 AHA-NDB Presentation Melbourne Lived Higher Education Policy


Uncertainity in the Local-Region Relevance




Meet-Up and Participation

The Value of the Secular — Published

Pizzorno – Participation 35 – 41

Steinberger-Rationalism in Politics-2015

The Mystery of Rationality, Mind, Beliefs and the Social Science

Dailey – Striving for Rationality

Australian Policy and History 

Higher Education Intellectual Ethos 1989-2024 Research Report

Brisbane Write Club

Bill Metcalf. Antipodean Utopia – Brisbane

Annerley Stephens History Group Inc.

Call for a Queensland History Team

Dr Neville Buch. A Hidden Intellectual History of Queensland. Book Proposal

Gmail – Publishing inquiry re_ your 2022 TASA conference paper

About Hamilton Books

Southern Brisbane Suburban Forum (SBSF)

(Richard Denniss) Big The Role of the State in the Modern Economy (2022). In the National Interest

Urban Sociology and Philosophic Thinking

Australian Historical Association (AHA) and Brisbane City Council

2023-07-04 Whither Local History Paper (FINAL)


Evangelical History Association (EHA)

Fuller view for Telling the Story of Australian Evangelical History (PRESENTATION HANDOUT)

Fuller view for Telling the Story of Australian Evangelical History (APPENDICIES ONLY)

2023 EHA Speaking Text (for Image Presentation)

Dr Neville Buch Teaching Projects (Road Trips of Life)

Dr Neville Buch’s Philosophy and History (PDF)

Free Thinker Institute

Paul Bélanger. Adult Learning Theories

Robert Calfee. Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice

Suzanne Hidi. Mental Resource for Learning

Southern Brisbane Suburban Forum:

Small is Big — The Literature Review DRAFT 1.1

The Philosophy Café Meet Up, Brisbane, Australia

Why Academia.edu and Not Quora? Automation Failure in Machine Learning (A.I.) and the Truth Value of Community Education

Why Academia.edu and Not Quora

The Right Not to Be Forgotten

Buch, N (2023). The Right Not to Be Forgotten (2)

The Ethics of Belief

2023-03-11 Ethics of Belief

Guiding Conditions for Philosophy Genre:

Guiding Conditions for Philosophy Genre

Buch’s Historical Sociology Thesis: From Sociology of Knowledge to Sociology of Ideology and Networks:


2023 Philosophical Readings Curriculum

TPC Program for 2023 – Philosophical Readings

IS SOCIAL MEDIA TO BLAME FOR ACADEMIC RUIN? A Document to be Read by Academics: A Message from the Wider Communities:

Is Social Media to Blame for Academic Ruin (Corrections 7 Oct 22)

The Philosophy Café (TPC). Exceptionalism and Conceit. Introductory Essay

2022-09-10 Exceptionalism and Conceit

The Free Thinker Institute (FTI) and The Philosophy Café (TPC).  The Whole Concept of Community Education

What is the Science of Learning_ – The Centre for Independent Studies

The Whole Concept of Community Education

The FTI-TPC Curriculum

The Philosophy Café. Philosophy of Everything

The Philosophy Café. Philosophy of Everything

The Philosophy Café and SoFiA. History of Australian Religion and Spirit

ScoMo’s Native Pentecostalism

The Philosophy Café. History of Australian Religion and Spirit

The Philosophy Café. Something of Beauty: The Nature of Aesthetics (Nick Traynor)


Brisbane Humanist Club of Friends. Short History of Humanism in Australia and the new Humanists Australia.

A Short History of Humanism (9 Oct 2021. version 2)

The Philosophy Café. Communicative Rationality

The Philosophy Café. Communicative Rationality

Extract – Habermas on Universal Pragmatics (1976)

Extract – Habermas on Theory of Communication (1981)

The Philosophy Café. Morality, Suffering, Luck, and Obligations: Is Morality ethical?

The Philosophy Café. Is Morality Ethical?

Heuer, Ulrike and Gerald Lang (2012). Luck, Value and Commitment (Grayscale)


The Philosophy Café. Being and Not Being – What is Real?

Being and Not Being – What is Real

Brisbane Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (BUUF)

Understanding Spirituality and World Philosophy – Beyond Hegel

Literature, History, and Religion

Nathan Fredrickson. Syllabus on Introduction to American Religion.

Nathan Fredrickson, a Graduate Student teacher at University of California, Santa Barbara, has drawn a very extensive list of the literature on American religions, including a very extensive list of American novels. It also includes an extensive keyword list.

Brisbane Prometheus Society. H.01 Teaching – Literature & History

Survey of the Gods of Love

The Philosophy Café. Introduction to Hegel on Worldview Essay

The Philosophy Café. Introduction to Hegel on Worldview

The Philosophy Café. Beyond Mere Opinion: What is the Philosophical Thought in the Humanities and Social Science, and its Practice in Society?


Psychology Meet-Up Discussion

Philosophy in Society Essay

BIBLIOGRAPHY – Social Philosophy

Brisbane Meetup Intellectual Network

Communicating Ideas of Living During Covid 19

Brisbane’s 1918-1919 Global Pandemic


The Gentle Thinkers, Brisbane Meet Up


Book Review of the ‘Righteous Mind’

The Classics Books Club, Brisbane Meet-Up


A Literary History of Camus & His Plague (23 May 2020)


The Remains of the Day

The Grapes of Wrath


Picnic at Hanging Rock

The Philosophy Café. Finding Philosophical Thinking in Understanding Society, Religion, Science, Politics, and Culture (Current)


Cultural Theory Reading [Final]


Religion & Science (PowerPoint Script)

Power & Theory (PowerPoint Script)


Power & Theory Essay

The Philosophy Café. Living Philosophy in Contemporary Times Program Series (August-December 2019)


01. Metaphysics Essay (15 Sept 2019)

02. Ontology Essay (13 Oct 2019)

03. Ethics Essay (10 Nov 2019)

04. Epistemology Essay (08 Dec 2019)


01. Metaphysics Readings (15 Sept 2019)

02. Ontology Readings (13 Oct 2019)

03. Ethics Readings (10 Nov 2019)

04. Epistemology Readings (08 Dec 2019)

The Philosophy Café. Living Philosophy in Contemporary Times Program Series (August 2019 – February 2020)


00. Where We Are At — Ancient & Modern Thought (Version 2)

05. Logic & Critical Theory Essay (8 March 2020)

06. Language Essay (12 April 2020)

07. Mind Essay (10 May 2020)

08. Sociology Briefing Note (14 June 2020)


07. Mind Readings (10 May 2020)

The Philosophy Café. Our Present and Philosophies in the History of Western Philosophy Program Series (December 2018 – July 2019)

The Philosophy Cafe and Manning Clark’s Historiography (Online Article)

Neville’s Organisation of Clark’s Short History (Download)

After the Age of Revolution for Australia (Download)

Summary on Clark’s Short History and the Age of Revolution (Download)

New Imperialism and Globalisation (Download)

New Internationalism and Cosmopolitanism (Download)

Cultural Pluralism and Modern Humanism (Download)