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The Ethics of Death

Where
The Ethics Centre
The Ethics Centre
Level 1 Legion House, 161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW 2000
When

Thursday 2 June from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Cost

Live Stream: $14In Person: $35Multipack Live Stream: $3 for $30Multipack In Person: $3 for $90

Is death something that merely happens to us, or is dying something that we do? How might ethics inform the decisions we make for ourselves or for others?

We often say that someone ‘died well’ – but is a ‘good’ death distinguishable from a ‘good’ life?  

Is our life ours to end when we think best? Do we owe obligations to the dead? Should we tell comforting lies to shield the world from unpleasant truths about the dead? Do the ‘virtuous’ and the ‘wicked’ all become equal in death? What is the status of a corpse? 

Join us to delve into the life’s one unavoidable certainty; the ethics of death. 

This event is part of ‘The Ethics of’ trilogy which includes ‘The Ethics of Sex’ and ‘The Ethics of Loneliness’.

Catch all three events for $30 live stream or $90 in person 

About 'The Ethics Of...'

‘The Ethics Of…’ is an intimate event series where we freely examine the experiences, hopes and challenges that make us truly human; from the good to the bad and everything in between. In this trilogy, the meaning, mess and morality of sex, death and loneliness are put under the microscope. Join The Ethics Centre for a set of important conversations about the ways we connect with each other. 

Speakers

Dr Simon Longstaff

Dr Simon Longstaff has been Executive Director of The Ethics Centre for 30 years, working across business, government and society. He has a PhD in philosophy from Cambridge University, is a Fellow of CPA Australia and of the Royal Society of NSW, and an Honorary Professor at ANU National Centre for Indigenous Studies. Simon was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2013.

Supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW

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