NewPhilosopher #12

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NewPhilosopher #12

New Philosopher is an independent quarterly magazine from Australia, devoted to exploring philosophical ideas from the past and present thinkers on ways to live a more fulfilling life.


New Philosopher aims to guide readers into living a happier and freer mode of existence. The current issue of the magazine shares ideas pertaining to the prevailing education system and the influence of ‘media curriculum’, questioning if after all, we are what we learn – a discourse definitely worth our attention.


  • Editor | Zan Boag
    Literary Editor | Antonia Case
    Art Director | Carlos Egan, Aida Novoa


Will online education kill the university? Is human memory on the verge of redundancy? Are you what you learn? The magazine examines by way of interviews and features some of the most pertinent questions we face today.

Statistics and graphs amplify the real instructive education that the children today are privy to in the feature titled, ‘The three pillars of media education – sex, beer and murder’.

In a feature titled ‘We don’t need education?’ the author wonders about the relevance of ‘memory’ and its correlation to mental strength in this day and age.

Interviews with photographer JULIAN GERMAIN, in connection with his photo-series ‘Classroom Portraits’; and JANE ROLAND MARTIN, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Boston who was amongst the first professional philosophers in education to bring a feminist perspective to her work.

We can keep going on with the list of articles and interviews in this issue that kept us in rapt attention but it would end up looking like the list of contents to the issue. Suffice to say the issue is a great read from cover to cover.

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