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Holding, Thoughts on Body and Country, in Place: A Conversation with Mary Graham and Ariel Salleh

6 March 2020 3:00pm5:00pm
A philosophical discussion with two of Australia’s leading critical theorists, Mary Graham and Ariel Salleh. Salleh’s work on “Holding” – the labour that supports living processes to thrive – frames the initial discussion which goes on to explore concepts such as embodied natures, wide green natures, mothering, and indigenous care of land. Philosopher Mary Graham and sociologist Ariel Salleh talk about ecological politics, indigenous ways of being, workers, women, and life regenerating labours.
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I am not your Negro

11 March 2020 12:00pm1:30pm
Movie Screening: I am not your Negro - Samuel L. Jackson 2016
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Irishness on Parade: St Patrick’s Day in Brisbane 1885-2019

11 March 2020 12:30pm1:30pm
This presentation surveys St Patrick’s Day parades in Brisbane from their origin in 1885 to 2019. Some attention will be paid to fluctuations in the relative importance attached to events in Ireland and Australia. The processions show how Irishness was portrayed and changed over time. They responded to changing national and international contexts. St Patrick’s Day marchers, floats and symbols reflected the changing priorities of participants over the decades.
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Learning from the Other: Levinas on Ethics, Discourse and Language

13 March 2020 3:00pm4:30pm
This talk explores the role of language and discourse in Levinas’s ethical theory, arguing that ethical relations depend not so much on linguistic capacities, as our ability to learn deeply and authentically from the other.
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WHAT'S MY NAME: Muhammad Ali - Part 1

18 March 2020 12:00pm1:30pm
Movie screening - HBO 2019

Confirmation Seminar for Elizabeth Culhane

20 March 2020 2:00pm3:00pm
Thesis Title: Dynamic Tension: Knowledge, Being, and Time between Theological Metaphysics and Continental Philosophy

WHAT'S MY NAME: Muhammad Ali - Part 2

25 March 2020 12:00pm1:30pm
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Three Mistakes about Semantic Intentions

27 March 2020 3:00pm4:30pm
Philosophers of language make three mistakes about speakers’ intentions and their alleged role in explaining meaning.