Delve into danger


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What would happen if we paid more attention to the inevitability of human vulnerability and the factors that shape our own vulnerabilities? If we reflect on this, would we be more responsive to others’ needs and capacities? Would we continue to label some people as more vulnerable than others and as in need of particular social protection? Is vulnerability something to overcome or can we embrace it as inevitable and valuable? This interactive discussion will explore these ethical questions and more.





Dangerous Thinkers
“We have not really thought through what it means for everyone to be vulnerable in a significant way.”
Susan Dodds

Susan Dodds is a Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UNSW. Her research explores the intersections of ethics, political philosophy, moral psychology, feminist theory and public policy. She has published extensively on issues relating to bioethics, deliberative democracy, relational autonomy, health policy and regulation.


“We have not really thought through what it means for everyone to be vulnerable in a significant way.”