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Circle Of Chairs

Tim Dean, Kelly Hamilton, Simon Longstaff
Free // Multiple sessions
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Sun 18 September 1:15pm
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Unpick modern life’s most dangerous ethical dilemmas, together.

The Ethics Centre invites festival goers to take up a chair and sit shoulder to shoulder with leading philosophers Simon Longstaff, Tim Dean and Kelly Hamilton, who will be joined by special guest conversationalists to engage and talk together on some of modern life’s most dangerous ethical dilemmas. Will you agree with your fellow FODI attendees’ views? You are welcome to join in or simply watch the guided conversations unfold as together we examine how we are really feeling, doing and thinking. 

Circle of Chairs sessions have no age restriction; adult themes may be discussed and adult language may be used, please use your discretion.

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Tim Dean

Tim Dean

Dr Tim Dean is Senior Philosopher at The Ethics Centre and author of How We Became Human: And Why We Need to Change.

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Kelly Hamilton

Kelly Hamilton received her Master’s degree from Rhodes University (South Africa), and her Doctorate from Macquarie University. Her research is in moral psychology, with a particular interest in group emotions. Her initial focus was on collective forgiveness, thinking about the role of forgiveness in the reconciliation process in post-Apartheid South Africa. She now works on collective guilt and what it means for groups to feel emotions. She has taught at multiple universities in Sydney, but primarily teaches ethics to undergraduates at Macquarie University. She also regularly serves as a judge for the Ethics Olympiad, an international competition for school children across Australia and the world.

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Simon Longstaff

For over 30 years, Simon Longstaff 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.​​​

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