BEING HUMAN Conversation


THURS 8 DEC 2022
6:30 – 7:30pm AEDT


Limited seats in person
The Ethics Centre
Level 1, 161 Castlereagh St
Sydney, 2000


$12 livestream
$35 in person
Multipacks available:
$20 for 2 livestreams
$60 for 2 in person

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Holidays are more than just a break from work. 

They started out as ritualistic celebrations of things ‘greater’ than us, such as natural cycles, the divine, the births and deaths of monarchs, or honouring those lost in war.  

But as festivals have morphed into theme parks, and feasts into family dinners, have we lost the grander meaning of holidays in the modern world? Does the sacred matter anymore? What about other holiday rituals that have been co-opted by capitalism, like parades or gift giving?  

In the Ethics of Holidays, Dr Tim Dean leads us on an exploration on how we could, and how we should, bring meaning back to the holidays in our lives. 

This event is part of a series which includes ‘The Ethics of Secrets’ on Wednesday 23 November. See both events for $20 livestream or $60 in person. 

Event live stream will be available to watch on demand for up to 14 days post-event. 

About 'The Ethics Of...'

‘The Ethics of…’ is an event series where we freely examine the experiences, hopes and challenges that make us truly human; from the good to the bad and everything in between. Each event is an intimate conversation, led by a philosopher, with opportunities for the audience to share their experiences, views and learn from each other. Join us for this important and interactive event, held both in person and livestreamed, about theways we connect with each other.  


Dr Tim Dean

Tim is a public philosopher, speaker and writer. He has a Doctorate in philosophy from the University of New South Wales on the evolution of morality and specialises in public philosophy, ethics and critical thinking. He is an Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney and the author of How We Became Human. He is the recipient of the Australasian Association of Philosophy Media Professionals’ Award for his work on philosophy in the public sphere.