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  1. A History of the World in Maps - Late Night Live - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Throughout history, maps have always been as much about their creators and their worldviews as about reproducing an accurate replica of the world. Early maps were also about the unknown and how to display the borders of the known world. Monsters in illustration were often used to represent what lay beyond the edge of the world, and cartographers competed to create the best and scariest monsters on their creations.

    Professor and BBC documentary presenter Jeremy Brotton has produced a study of the cultural values embodied in maps and collected them in a book called A History of the World in Twelve Maps.

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  2. Philosophers Zone - 10 September 2011 - Zombies and consciousness

    Zombies have been enjoying a bit of a revival, lately (though perhaps ‘enjoy’, which implies inner consciousness, is not the word we want here). The Hollywood zombie is a revenge-seeking corpse with a fervent hunger for human flesh, the traditional Haitian zombie is a kind of robotic slave but the philosophical zombie is a hypothetical figure: a creature like us in every respect but with no inner life. So what does the zombie have to teach us about the nature of human consciousness?
    David Chalmers
    Professor – School of Philosophy
    Australian National University

    Further Information:
    David Chalmers - personal homepage –

    David Chalmers - university homepage –

    Zombies - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy –

    David Chalmers Sings "The Zombie Blues" (Youtube) –

    Zombies on the web - compiled by David Chalmers –

    Online papers on consciousness - compiled by David Chalmers –

    All in the Mind on zombies and consciousness - 2002 –

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  3. RN Rear Vision - 27 July 2011 - The United States and democracy

    The United States portrays itself as the defender of democracy and freedom around the world yet it has sometimes supported corrupt, authoritarian leaders and even helped overthrow democratically elected governments. How well has the US lived up to the rhetoric?

    Dr. John J. Tierney Jr, Walter Kohler Professor of International Relations, Institute of World Politics, Washington, DC

    Doctor Clare Corbould, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash University, Melbourne

    Dr James Carafano, Deputy Director, The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies, Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC

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