BEING HUMAN Conversation


WED 31 MARCH 2021
6:30 – 7:30pm AEDT


Limited seats for live event
Level 1, 161 Castlereagh St
Sydney, 2000


$14 online
$35 live
Multipacks available

There’s an old saying ‘resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die’.

It appears to be sage advice – offer forgiveness and move on from past wrongs – but is it true?

If you’ve ever been denied forgiveness, or on the receiving end of an ‘unforgivable’ act, you’ll know the angst and hardship it can cause. There are times when a wrongdoer can begin to feel like a victim in their own right.

If they’ve apologised and tried to make good for what they’ve done are they entitled to forgiveness? Does forgiveness really set you free?

Join us for an interactive thought experiment where we examine forgiveness, from personal betrayals to historical injustices on a national scale, and ask, ‘Are some things unforgivable?’

This event is part of ‘The Ethics of’ trilogy which includes ‘The Ethics of Trust’ and ‘The Ethics of Disagreement’.
Catch all 3 for $30 online or $90 in-person.

About 'The Ethics Of...'

‘The Ethics Of…’ is an intimate event series that offers an opportunity to freely examine the experiences, hopes and challenges that make us truly human. In this trilogythe meaning, mess and morality of trust, forgiveness and disagreement are put under the microscope through playful thought experiments. Join The Ethics Centre for a set of important conversations about the different ways we connect to each other. 


Dr Matt Beard

Dr Matt Beard is a husband, dad, pop culture nerd, moral philosopher and ethicist. He is a fellow at the Ethics Centre and the resident philosopher for the ABC’s kid’s ethics podcast Short & Curly. Matt is a columnist with Junkee and the author of The Short & Curly Guide to Life. In 2016 he won the Australasian Association of Philosophy prize for media engagement. He has repented of his past life as an academic and now regularly appears on television, radio, podcasts, online and in print.   

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