Delve into danger
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We all know the danger of absolutists who refuse to accept other ideas. A bit of doubt is healthy, we’re told. But doubt can be just as unhealthy. We need to be sceptical, but in some spaces, scepticism and doubt are dangerous. Join philosopher Matt Beard in exploring some of history’s most famous sceptical thought experiments and the little acts of faith we all make every day.
Dr Matt Beard is a regular media commentator and moral philosopher with an academic background in philosophical ethics. He is a Fellow at The Ethics Centre, and Associate Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame Australia. In 2016, he won the Australasian Association of Philosophy prize for his “prolific contribution to public philosophy”. Matt also features on Short & Curly, an ethics podcast for children and families produced by the ABC.