Monthly Archives: February 2012

Transcendence, Beauvoir and Washing Up

I have long wondered why, when I am at home full time with children, I allow mountains of mundane tasks to pile up (think piles of laundry, unpaid bills, ironing – no that’s a lie, I don’t iron…ever), whilst I … Continue reading

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inevitable cruelty…what is your choice?

The recent story on the Hawkesbury Valley Abattoir and allegations of animal cruelty brings up a deeper issue than whether the abattoir in question has violated animal cruelty laws. This is the question of whether we as a society have … Continue reading

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Motivating kindness

There was a recent call for paper for the ¬†Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) Anniversary Workshop. The papers were asked to address the following question: Many individuals in affluent nations are aware that a vast number of people live in¬†conditions … Continue reading

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