Delve into danger
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Every day our lives are punctuated by points of decision. Some of these will be momentous, others will go unnoticed. Yet all our choices matter: taken as a whole they shape our lives and contribute to the rhythms of the world. Venture into the thorny and nameless ethical choices we face each day, in a participatory process of deliberation that traces back to the days of Socrates in the Athenian agora. When is it permissible to take another person’s life? Where is the line between discipline and abuse? When it comes to navigating the ethics of the shadows, nothing in the circle is off topic or out of bounds.
For over 25 years, Simon has been Executive Director of The Ethics Centre working across business, government and society to put ethics at the centre of our lives. Simon has a PhD in philosophy from Cambridge University and is an Honorary Professor at the ANU. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia and of the Royal Society of NSW. Simon co-founded the Festival of Dangerous Ideas with Richard Evans. He played a pivotal role in establishing the industry-led Banking and Finance Oath and ethics classes in primary schools. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2013.