Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations - Politics and International Relations
Politics, Philosophy and Medieval Studies
The history of political philosophy and related topics
John Kilcullen - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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- A First Reading Of The Australian Constitution
- A comparison of Australian, British, Canadian and US political systems
- Improving our political system | Submission 2004 Election | Factionalism
- The Free Enterprise Philosophy: For and Against
- Faith, Values and Politics (on Rudd's essay in The Monthly)
- Religion and Politics | Separation of Church and State
- Pierre Bayle on the Rights of Conscience (from Sincerity and Truth: Essays on Arnauld, Bayle and Toleration, Oxford, Clarendon Press)
- Pierre Bayle, A Philosophical Commentary on These Words of the Gospel, Luke 14.23, "Compel Them to Come In, That My House May Be Full" (ed. Kilcullen and Kukathas)
Epistemology, Religion, and Ethics
- Philosophy and Religion
- The Medieval Concept of Heresy (longer version of an article to be published in Springer Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy)
- The Ethics of Belief (from Sincerity and Truth)
- Reciprocity Arguments for Toleration (from Sincerity and Truth)
- Sincerity and Being Right (from Sincerity and Truth)
- Utilitarianism and Virtue (Ethics, 93 (1983))
- Mill on Duty and Liberty (Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 59 (1981))
A New State emerging from conflict?
- The Israel/Palestine Conflict: How did it begin? Will it ever end?
- Self-determination and the right to establish a government ( paper read to seminar of the Department of Systematic Theology, University of Helsinki)
- Two States Now: The Case for Unilateral U.S. Recognition of Palestine (Article in World Politics Review, 11 May 2009; see introduction by Judah Grunstein).
- "Palestine: Another Approach" , 20 January 2010, in World Politics Review, or Real Clear World . Fuller version.
- Surveys of online opinion: The "two state solution" | The US demand for a settlement freeze
William of Ockham as political thinker
- William Of Ockham, Dialogus, edition and translation | Analysis of the argument: 1 Dial. 1-5 (on heresy and heretics); 2 Dial. (on the heresy of Pope John XXII); 3.1 Dial. (on the power of the pope); 3.2 Dial. (on the relationship between Church and Empire).
- Ockham and the Dialogus
- Ockham's Political Writings (from P.V. Spade (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Ockham (Cambridge, 1999))
- Ockham and Infallibility (from The Journal of Religious History, 16 (1991))
- Ockham and Early Christianity (paper read to Society for the Study of Early Christianity)
- Introduction to Ockham, The Work of Ninety Days
- Natural Law and Will in Ockham (Paper read to The Australasian Society for the History of Philosophy)
- Ockham: A short discourse on the tyrannical government usurped by some who are called Highest Pontiffs (McGrade and Kilcullen),
- Ockham: A Letter to the Friars Minor and other Writings (McGrade and Kilcullen)
- Ockham: The Work of Ninety Days (Kilcullen and Scott) (Corrigenda, from Jon Robinson )
- For electronic searching: Ockham Translations
Medieval and early modern intellectual history
- Medieval Political Philosophy (Article in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
- Medieval Political Theory (for Handbook of Political Theory, ed. Gaus and Kukathas (Sage Publications 2004))
- Medieval and modern concepts of rights: how do they differ? (Paper for the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies)
- Medieval Theories of Natural Law | Medieval Theories of Natural Rights (longer versions of articles to be published in Springer Encyclopedia)
- Translations of documents relating to the Franciscan idea of poverty
- The Origin of Property: Ockham, Grotius, Pufendorf, and some others (Appendix to Ockham, The Work of Ninety Days)
- Philosophy, religion and political thought in medieval Islam
- John Buridan, Commentary on Aristotle's Ethics book X, Latin text | John Wyclif, De civili dominio, chapters 1-10, Latin text
(Buridan and Wyclif texts translated in The Cambridge Translations of Medieval Philosophical Texts, McGrade, Kilcullen, Kempshall)
- Antoine Arnauld on Philosophic Sin (from Sincerity and Truth: Essays on Arnauld, Bayle and Toleration (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988))
- Arnauld on Freedom and Necessity (from Sincerity and Truth)
- Locke on Political Obligation ( The Review of Politics, 45 (1983), pp.323-344.)
- Other studies in medieval and early modern intellectual history
Associate Professor John Kilcullen, MA (Toronto) Ph D (ANU), Senior Research Fellow, Politics and International Relations.
John Kilcullen taught Philosophy in the University of Toronto (1966-1970) and Politics at Macquarie University (1974-1999); and is now retired.
His research is in philosophy and the history of philosophy, especially political philosophy, and especially topics relating to freedom of thought, freedom of speech, religious and moral toleration and political liberalism. John's main current research project is a critical edition of Ockham, Dialogus, http://www.britac.ac.uk/pubs/dialogus/wtc.html.
His publications include:
Sincerity and Truth: Essays on Arnauld, Bayle and Toleration (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988);
"Ockham's Political Philosophy", in The Cambridge Companion to Ockham, ed. Paul Vincent Spade (Cambridge University Press, 1999), pp. 302-25;
The Cambridge Translations of Medieval Philosophical Texts, Volume 2: Ethics and Political Philosophy, ed. Arthur Stephen McGrade, John Kilcullen and Matthew Kempshall (Cambridge University Press, 2001);
"Medieval and modern concepts of rights: How do they differ?", in The Nature of rights: Moral and Political Aspects of Rights in Late Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy, ed. Virpi Mäkinen, Acta Philosophica Fennica, 87 (2010), pp. 31-62;
"Natural Law", "Natural Rights", and "Heresy", in Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy, ed. Henrik Lagerlund (Springer, 2011);
William of Ockham, Dialogus, Part 2; Part 3, Tract 1, ed. John Kilcullen, John Scott, Volker Leppin and Jan Ballweg (Oxford University Press /British Academy, 2011).