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Jean Curthoys

Jean Curthoys

Jean Curthoys lectured in the University of Sydney’s Philosophy Department from the 1970s to the late 1990s. Her most recent book is V.H. Dudman’s Grammar and Semantics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), which she authored jointly with the late V.H. Dudman. She also writes on contemporary political philosophy.

Jean Curthoys reviews 'A Sense for Humanity: The ethical thought of Raimond Gaita' edited by Craig Taylor with Melinda Graeffe

October 2014, no. 365 01 October 2014
Raimond Gaita is unusual among moral philosophers in having presented the world of his childhood as food for thought. Most notably, he has given us his Romanian father, Romulus – ‘Johnny the Balt’ to his Australian neighbours – whose understanding of life’s moral necessities is articulated by Gaita as the core of his ethical thought. It is hard to think of an instance in the history of W ... (read more)