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Max Atkinson

Max Atkinson is a former senior lecturer of the Law School, University of Tasmania, with Interests in legal and moral philosophy, especially issues to do with rights, values, justice and punishment. He is an occasional contributor to the Tasmanian Times.


Does fairness matter?
Economics - 6/10/2014 - 14 comments
Governor Underwood was always undeterred
Law & Liberties - 20/08/2014 - 9 comments
Elizabeth Warren is special
International - 29/07/2014 - 6 comments
Public opinion and democracy
Law & Liberties - 3/07/2014 - 9 comments
Sacred promises
Political Philosophy - 13/05/2014 - 10 comments
Whither the Liberal conscience?
Law & Liberties - 17/04/2014 - 27 comments
Moral values and religious doctrines
Religion & Spirituality - 28/03/2014 - 193 comments
Where the rot begins
Political Philosophy - 21/02/2014 - 13 comments
Justification and excuse
Law & Liberties - 31/12/2013 - 36 comments
Should freedom ignore fairness?
Political Philosophy - 19/11/2013 - 4 comments
Essendon besieged
Sport - 26/08/2013
Tony Windsor on being independent
Political Philosophy - 19/06/2013 - 4 comments
Julie Bishop on loyalty
Political Philosophy - 8/02/2013 - 14 comments
Reason and passion on Israel
International - 17/12/2012 - 4 comments
Edmund Burke on politicians
Political Philosophy - 2/11/2012 - 4 comments
The duty of politicians
Law & Liberties - 17/10/2012
Greg Sheridan on torture
Law & Liberties - 16/07/2012 - 22 comments
Is Labor the least worst?
Political Philosophy - 6/06/2012 - 36 comments
Beware of conservatives
Political Philosophy - 25/05/2012 - 52 comments
Jurisprudence and Julian Assange
Law & Liberties - 15/05/2012 - 2 comments
The case of Julian Assange: do constitutional principles matter?
Law & Liberties - 24/04/2012 - 9 comments
Janet Albrechtsen's jurisprudence
Law & Liberties - 19/10/2011 - 2 comments
Attacking the High Court judges
Law & Liberties - 21/09/2011 - 5 comments
Why David Hicks must win
Law & Liberties - 6/09/2011 - 34 comments
Lies, promises and mandates
Domestic Politics - 30/08/2011 - 13 comments
Morality and democracy: public sovereignty is a simplistic approach to policy
Domestic Politics - 12/08/2011 - 21 comments
Assange: what it means to be a suspect
Media - 30/12/2010 - 4 comments
Same sex marriage: is public opinion a moral value?
Law & Liberties - 6/12/2010 - 77 comments
Why the alliance argument is a fraud
International - 1/12/2010
Military decisions such as committing to the Afghan War should be matters for parliament
Law & Liberties - 1/11/2010 - 5 comments
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