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Just War Theory: The Principle of Proportionality: Two Case studies. Existentialist Society. 2015

"The Philosophy of Simone Weil". La Trobe University VCE Philosophy Support Program. 2011

"Religion, Blood and the Love of War: Investigations into an anthropology of war" Existentialist Society Public Seminar, 2011.

"Deconstructing Ticking-Bomb Arguments" GLOBAL DIALOGUE Vol 12 Number 12 Winter/Spring 2010 - Working the Dark Side. Available at

Kant and Existentialism: A Discussion Melbourne Existentialists Society. October 2009.

Defusing the 'ticking bomb'. Torture and Terrorism Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 3 September 2007

Defusing the 'ticking bomb': Why the argument for torture fails Online Opinion. April 2007.

"Defusing the 'ticking bomb': an argument against the use of torture." Australian Rationalist. Number 75/76: 2006-7. pp.32-8.

" Torture and Australian Consequentialism: Some Existentialist Thoughts." Public seminar. Melbourne Existentialists Society. 2007

A bioethical analysis of the film GATTACA Postgraduate seminar, La Trobe, 2004. University.

Health care needs and needs for 'health'. VI Annual Swedish Symposium on Biomedicine, Ethics and Society: May 2004.

Problems with the Biomedical model of health AAP (Australasian Association of Philosophy) Conference, Adelaide, 2003.

"Alternative approaches to moral problems in genetic engineering". Post graduate seminar. La Trobe University. 2003

"The ethics of human genetic engineering". Public seminar Existentialist's Society, Melbourne. 2002

The Ethics of IVF: The "right" to reproduce. Burning Down the House Publications, 1988.

"Power and Social Control". Scapets Latrobe University. 1987.

An unfinished Work

Problems with the World Health Organisation definition of 'health'