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.
Julian Burnside is a Melbourne barrister. He joined the Bar in 1976 and took silk in 1989. He specialises in commercial litigation, and has acted in many very contentious cases – the MUA Waterfront dispute; the Cash-for-Comment enquiry; cases for Alan Bond and Rose Porteous – but has be... Read more
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. He has played a major role in the growth of applied philosophy in Australia. Hi... Read more
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. A foundation member of the Australia Council an... Read more
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. She has also written two Quarterly Essays, Groundswell and Voting for Jesus. Reading Madame Bovary, her first collection... Read more
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