Considering Religions, Rights and Bioethics: For Max Charlesworth

  • Peter Wong
  • Sherah Bloor
  • Patrick Hutchings
  • Purushottama Bilimoria

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Remembering Max

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hilary Charlesworth
      Pages 13-21
    3. Alexander Linger
      Pages 23-36
    4. Michael Elligate
      Pages 37-38
  3. Love of the World

  4. Life of the Mind

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. M. J. Charlesworth
      Pages 105-114
    3. Maurita Harney
      Pages 139-153
    4. Patrick Hutchings
      Pages 155-173
  5. Between Religion and Religions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Graham Oppy
      Pages 219-232
    3. Paul Rule
      Pages 233-240
    4. Peter Wong
      Pages 241-259

About this book


This volume engages in conversation with the thinking and work of Max Charlesworth as well as the many questions, tasks and challenges in academic and public life that he posed. It addresses philosophical, religious and cultural issues, ranging from bioethics to Australian Songlines, and from consultation in a liberal society to intentionality. The volume honours Max Charlesworth, a renowned and celebrated Australian public intellectual, who founded the journal Sophia, and trained a number of the present heirs to both Sophia and academic disciplines as they were further developed and enhanced in Australia: Indigenous Australian studies, philosophy of religion, the study of the tension between tradition and modernity, phenomenology and existentialism, hermeneutics, feminist philosophy, and philosophy of science that is responsive to environmental issues.


Australian Indigenous religions post secular liberal age Charlesworth and philosophy of religion post secular liberalism Hilary Charlesworth concept evolution Liberal age Max Charlesworth Metaphilosophy democratic politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Wong
    • 1
  • Sherah Bloor
    • 2
  • Patrick Hutchings
    • 3
  • Purushottama Bilimoria
    • 4
  1. 1.China Studies Research CentreLatrobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Committee on the Study of ReligionHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.SHAPSThe University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  4. 4.School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, AustraliaGraduate Theological Union and University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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