Good Life, Good Death: The Morality of Mortality

Good Life, Good Death: The Morality of Mortality

Is death something to be feared or embraced? Broadcaster Phillip Adams chaired this discussion with Julian Burnside, Tony Coady and novelist Amanda Lohrey as they examine the ethics of the end from euthanasia to funeral music. Each brings their own personal insight into what happens when our body stops.

As part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival, this panel was the first of our Matter of Life and Death sessions.


Portrait of Phillip Adams

Phillip Adams

Phillip Adams is a prolific and sometimes controversial broadcaster, writer and film-maker. As presenter of Late Night Live for 25 years he has interviewed many thousands of the world’s most influential thinkers – from archaeologists to zoologists.

Portrait of Amanda Lohrey

Amanda Lohrey

Amanda Lohrey is the author of several acclaimed novels, including the award-winning Camille’s Bread, as well as Vertigo, The Philosopher’s Doll and The Morality of Gentlemen.

Portrait of Tony Coady

Tony Coady

C.A.J. (Tony) Coady is Vice Chancellor’s Fellow and Professorial Fellow in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne, where he was formerly Boyce Gibson Professor of Philosophy.

Portrait of Julian Burnside

Julian Burnside

Julian Burnside AO QC is an Australian barrister who specialises in commercial litigation and is also deeply involved in human rights work, in particular in relation to refugees.

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