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.

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The Philosophy Cafe. Living Philosophy in Contemporary Times Program Series (Current)

ESSAYS

01. Metaphysics Essay (15 Sept 2019)

02. Ontology Essay (13 Oct 2019)

03. Ethics Essay (10 Nov 2019)

READINGS

01. Metaphysics Readings (15 Sept 2019)

02. Ontology Readings (13 Oct 2019)

03. Ethics Readings (10 Nov 2019)

04. Epistemology Readings (08 Dec 2019)

BOOK REVIEWS

Picnic at Hanging Rock

PAST PROGRAMS

The Philosophy Cafe. 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)