STREAM
BEING HUMAN Conversation

DATE & TIME
28 APRIL 2017

LOCATION
THE ETHICS CENTRE

What makes you, you?

What makes you, you? Is it your actions? Your beliefs? Your body? Our identity is at the core of some of our biggest questions.

Know Yourself. Know Your World… What makes you, you? Is it your body, skin colour and personal style? Or are you made of what you know, believe and remember? Are you the same person you were a week, year or decade ago? And how do your life and choices reflect your identity?

Understanding who we are and how we fit into the world around us is a central challenge for humanity. At some stage or another each of us has to ask and answer the great existential question, “who am I?”

Our identity is at the core of some of our biggest questions. In two sold-out sessions on 27 and 28 April, philosopher Pat Stokes explored the intrigue and ambiguity of identity. What does it mean to stay true to yourself when your ‘you’ changes every day?


If you missed out on the night, ABC Radio National recorded the entire audio of the event for an episode of the Philosopher’s Zone.

Listen to it here or via the media player below. 

Catch up

Intrigued and keen to learn more? We captured the conversation in partnership with ABC Radio, you can tune in below.

Speakers

Pat Stokes

is a senior lecturer in philosophy at Deakin University. He is an award winning public philosopher and writes regularly for New Philosopher and The Conversation. His work specialises in the philosophy of the self.

Who is it for?


  • THE BUDDING ETHICIST
  • THE CURIOUS
  • THE THINKER

What you'll take away


  • 01A MAP TO NAVIGATE THROUGH YOUR OWN SELF
  • 02WHAT THE GREATEST MINDS OF OUR PAST HAD TO SAY ABOUT IDENTITY
  • 03WHY SELF-AWARENESS MAKES YOU A BETTER PERSON