Ian Ravenscroft

Ian Ravenscroft reviews 'Historical Justice and Memory' edited by Klaus Neumann and Janna Thompson

Ian Ravenscroft
29 October 2015

On 10 June 1838, eleven men – ten whites and an African – slaughtered about thirty indigenous people at Myall Creek in northern New South Wales. The victims were hacked down with swords, and the killers returned a few days later to dismember and burn the bodies. The existence and interpretation of events like this have been deeply controversial since the publica ... More

Ian Ravenscroft reviews 'The Most Good You Can Do' by Peter Singer

Ian Ravenscroft
30 April 2015

Much contemporary moral philosophy is highly abstract, with technical arguments advanced on issues that appear far removed from ordinary life. But not all academic ethics has this form. The field of practical ethics has flourished over the last four decades, bringing philosophical techniques to bear on ethical issues in medicine, animal husbandry, climate change, an ... More