2013 James Martineau Memorial Lecture - Launceston


Asylum Seekers and the Rhetoric of Compassion

Start Date

28th Nov 2013 6:00pm


Lecture Theatre 5, Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, Newnham campus

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presented by

Professor Genevieve Lloyd

Professor Genevieve Lloyd is an Australian philosopher and feminist. She studied philosophy at the University of Sydney in the early 1960s and then at Somerville College, Oxford. Her D.Phil, awarded in 1973, was on 'Time and Tense'. From 1967 until 1987 she lectured at the Australian National University, during which period she developed her most influential ideas and wrote The Man of Reason, which was published in 1984. In 1987 she was appointed to the chair of philosophy at the University of New South Wales, being the first female professor of philosophy appointed in Australia. On retirement, she was appointed Professor Emeritus.

The James Martineau Memorial lecture is sponsored by the School of Humanities and is supported by a bequest from Tasmanian educator Samuel Lovell. The lecture enhances public engagement with questions of moral philosophy and the philosophy of religion.