Articles by: Geoff Sharp

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Informit: The natural world and after

This essay was undertaken by one among six contributors to a shared project. Three Christians and three others had agreed that chapter 15 - 'The Imminent Frame' - of Charles Taylor's massive A Secular Age would serve as a reference point for their project: to explore how they might cooperatively envisage a way into the future.

Informit: As revelation and reason founder: A way into the future?

In the course of their consideration of Charles Taylor's A Secular Age, the six contributors to this project agreed that their essays should focus in part on the implications of Taylor's work for outlining a way into the future.

Foundation Arena Articles: Geoff Sharp

Geoff Sharp

2 Jan 2017

Four articles by Geoff Sharp from Arena issues between 1968 and 1992, in PDF format: 'Features of the Intellectually Trained', 'Intellectuals in Transition', 'Constitutive Abstraction and Social Practice', and 'Intellectual Interchange and Social Practice'

Informit: (New) discourse. [Collection of two articles.]

Informit: The ‘movement’ and the new social movements

The history of Bob Santamaria's 'Movement' tells us much about the nature of contemporary politics and the prospects for more recent social movements, according to Geoff Sharp.

Informit: Contracting out Indigenous futures

Noel Pearson, as Indigenous activist and intellectual, has consolidated his national prominence of late; some even suggest that he is on course to emulate Obama by moving on to seek election as a federal parliamentary figure.

Informit: To the north by iron rails: tracking between the nation and the globe. [The Alice Springs-Darwin railway.]

Informit: Is this the end of history?: the Iraq prospect

Informit: Rejoinder: The Arena Project

Occasionally comments from the readers of 'Arena Magazine' so totally fail to understand our standpoint that the only way to respond is to leave aside many particular points and go to the root of their critical standpoint. This brief response to Boris Frankel's comment in this issue will follow that approach.

Informit: The return of co-operation [Does the project at Mondragon (Spain) offer prospects for cooperative renewal?]

Informit: The idea of the intellectual and after [Paper in: Scholars and Entrepreneurs: the Universities in Crisis, Cooper, Simon, Hinkson, John and Sharp, Geoff (eds.).]

Informit: To market, to market

In early May the Prime Minister announced 'the greatest infrastructural development in Australian history' - the roll-out of a new national broadband system. Quite apart from the role of infrastructure development in stimulating recovery, the announcement was a declaration of Australia's way into the future, a direction with profound implications for the way future Australians would be constituted. Yes 'constituted', both by the changing social forms of their relations with one another and even, in…