2023 holiday reading and listening list: curated by Cranlana’s Moderators
Our Moderators are our Moderators because of the different ways they demonstrate ethical leadership in their professional and personal lives. Their expertise in ethics means they’re always tapped in when it comes to the best content to make you think. Here’s some of the Moderating team’s recommendations, with your festive season break in mind.
Holiday reading and listening list 💫
Telling Tennant’s Story: the strange career of the great Australian silence by Dean Ashenden
In an elegant mix of personal memoir and deep scholarship, Dean Ashenden explains how frontier violence and the dispossession of First Nations’ peoples were sidelined in the telling of Australian history. In a significant contribution to the process of truth telling, Ashenden brings this troubling past back into view.
Libertarianism: The Philosopher’s Zone
An engaging conversation about history of liberatarian thinking and the tensions between the different strands of a philosophical approach that seeks to minimise the role of government and maximise individual freedom.
Banality, Deception and Evil. The Philosopher’s Zone
Philosopher Matthew Sharpe offers a critique of Hannah’s Arendt’s reading of the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. Was he a mindless functionary, devoid of ideology, and unable to think clearly – or did he manage to pull the wool over the eyes of one of the 20th Century’s greatest philosophers. And if he did, does Arendt’s theory about the banality of evil nevertheless hold up?
Simone de Beauvoir, Hannah Arendt, Simone Weil and Ayn Rand all felt ‘different’ in the world – and changed the way we think.
A review of a new book about four of the 20th Century’s most influential philosophers and their very different ideas.