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.
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.
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'
The central idea of this article has to do with those technologically extended forms of the social which range from writing to telecommunications. I want to suggest that they are associated with a distinctive form of identity and social being and that their proliferation in the present period contributes to that condition which is variously referred to as late modernity or, in line with my own preference, as postmodernity.
Through the newly established Yarra Institute, Geoff Lacey has recently published a short book, 'Sufficient for the Day': a contribution to how humanity might move towards a sustainable way of living. As a deeply reflective citizen and practically inclined engineer, Geoff has been working towards answers for more than 50 years. Now he draws upon that life experience as he turns his full focus upon climate change and the prospect of an unprecedented crisis affecting…
The wave of excitement that rippled through the columns of foodie journalism when fresh Atlantic salmon were first landed on local plates has all but trickled away. At twenty dollars per kilo it's unlikely to be on many shopping lists.