Graham Oppy et al. (eds): A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand

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Adrian Walsh

 

A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand
edited by Graham Oppy et al.
Monash University Publishing, $59.95 pb, 734 pp, 9780980651201

 

 

Early in Murray Bail’s novel The Pages (2008), we find the following commentary on the very idea of philosophical research being undertaken in Australia:

How anyone can believe that Sydney could produce in its own backyard a philosopher of world significance or even minor significance shows how little understanding there is of the conditions required for philosophical thought.

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