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at Deakin Edge, Federation Square

Good Life, Good Death: The Morality of Mortality

What does it mean to live well? How can we tread the line between morality and moralism? Are there absolutes of life and death? Our panel of philosophers and commentators explore the judgements that underpin our attitudes to death. Chaired by Phillip Adams.

In partnership with the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Matter of Life and Death series of events focuses on some of the big issues in life, art and ideas.

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Who?

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.

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 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.

Matter of Life and Death - MIAF

In partnership with the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Matter of Life and Death series of events focuses on some of the big issues in life, art and ideas.

Over six sessions, the Wheeler Centre comes to the Festival with big conversations about big questions. The first three sessions are Panel Discussions covering Ethics and Morality, Belief and Spirituality and The Written Death. These events are followed by three Spotlight Sessions focusing on individual writers and thinkers and their attitudes to life and death.

Details of the guest speakers will be available here closer to the event.