Can love overcome the distance between us?
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, anthropologist Nigel Rapport discusses human individuality and love.
Cross-examining western thinking
The notion of ‘western civillisation’ has divided modern historians; a University of Melbourne expert says we need to explore and question ‘western thinking’.
Is there such a thing as a ‘private life’ if you’re in public office?
The recent cases of Barnaby Joyce and Brett Guerin show something about the concept of 'office' today is deeply amiss, argues a University of Melbourne expert.
Is it time to tax ‘old money’?
University of Melbourne philosopher Daniel Halliday argues it is time to tax old money to arrest the widening social inequality in Australia.
Footy isn’t life or death - it’s more important
As the Australian Football League heads into finals season, University of Melbourne experts say footy fanatics may not be as crazy as the uninitiated think.
5 modern philosophical dilemmas
As a new ABC TV series explores ethics - the show's presenter and University of Melbourne academic looks at how philosophy can help in very modern dilemmas.
Challenging harmful ideologies in belief and practice
Philosopher Sally Haslanger on finding ways to combat harmful ideologies like racism and sexism that endure in human societies.
A.C. Grayling on higher education
Who should pay for university education? The taxpayer or student? Professor A.C. Grayling joins Professor Glyn Davis to discuss this and other campus issues.
Reclaiming passion as a driver of human behaviour
Philosopher of the emotions Professor Louis Charland argues that we need to reinstate the notion of "passion" in our understanding of human behaviour.
Listening to the voices of things
Making an imaginative leap through art in order to listen to 'things' could be the key to a new politics to deal with the big problems like climate change.