Philosophical Matters: The Meaning of “Being at Home” Part 2

I briefly mentioned in a previous written entry on Integrating Horizons that my own private philosophical works have been spent thinking about the meaning of what it is “to be at home”. I was interested in the different ways we currently speak of our sense of being at home, how each affects the normative significance it has in terms of how things matter to me and how this matters to institutions and governments, indeed for thinking not only about major social global issues of the past, the present, and future, but also, perhaps more or less philosophically,… Read More

Professor Peter Singer on “Global Poverty”

University of Melbourne In 2012, the University of Melbourne hosted a public talk between Professor Peter Singer and Daniel Lewis-Toakley on poverty not only in Australia but in the world at large. Professor Singer spoke about the challenges in understanding global poverty and the nature of our ethical responsibilities toward the world’s 1.4 billion living under the poverty line. Click here for the full summary.  Click here for the video.

The Damaging Effects of Discrimination Conference 2014

The Damaging Effects of Discrimination: Presented by Dalhousie’s Multifaith Centre Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia The purpose for the Damaging Effects of Discrimination Conference was to expand our awareness of discrimination in our cities and how to address this problem in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. The discussions provided an opportunity to think about discrimination in the context of the growing importance of community and its changing daily expectations by our expanding awareness of racial, lingual and religious plurality in our societies. The question as a philosopher became for me one of addressing discrimination in… Read More