Andrew Mullins

Andrew Mullins’ career in teaching has included over 30 years teaching the humanities in Australian secondary schools, leading to his interest in presenting the wisdom of classical thinkers and philosophers. In his position as headmaster of Wollemi College, in Sydney, he has involved parents in the process of developing values in young people. He is the author of Parenting for Character. He is currently working on a doctorate on the neural bases of virtue.

Don’t blame the teenage brain for the Boston bomber’s crime
30 Mar 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: adolescent brain, Boston bombings, virtue
We must address the moral deficit shaping Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s disastrous behaviour.

Single sex schooling and gender theory
7 Apr 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: gender theory, single sex schooling
New research questions the advantage of separate schools for boys and girls and suggests they lead to role stereotyping.

What’s the matter with analytic philosophy?
4 Sep 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Elizabeth Anscombe, philosophy, reason
Modern philosophy is in a mess. Is Elizabeth Anscombe the way forward?

Stephen Covey: reviving the forgotten notion of virtue
22 Aug 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: character education, management, virtue
The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People sold tens of millions of copies, promoting the old-fashioned message that success begins with virtues.

The battle to reclaim free will
6 Jul 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: free will, neuroscience
Most neuroscientists today are materialists who believe that everything we do is determined. But this ignores our rationality and free will. There must be a better way.

Freedom is a no-brainer
23 Oct 2008 | FEATURES |  
Modern science has made great strides in knowledge of the brain. But our brains are not us.

How schools can work with parents
20 Sep 2008 | FEATURES |  
Respecting parents as the first educators of their children is easy. Making it happen is tougher.

The hidden costs of coeducation
13 Mar 2008 | FEATURES |  
With boys’ scores dropping further and further, it’s time to try something new.

Virtue on the brain
26 Jul 2007 | FEATURES |  
Neuroscience is demanding that we put good habits at the centre of child rearing.

Virtue rediscovered
13 Jul 2007 | FEATURES |  
After an eclipse which has lasted decades, modern psychology says that happiness comes from living a virtuous life.

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