What Do We Owe the Dead?

Past Event

Thursday, 22 September 2016 - 6pm to 7:30pm

Sydney Seminar with Professor Dennis Schmidt

Professor Schmidt argues that some of our deepest ethical commitments and insights are found in how we think about the dead.

One sees this in literature: from Homer’s liad through to Sophocles’ Antigone and Abraham Lincoln’s celebrated Gettysburg Address, up to the present age.

The point is that we have a profound sense of the need to care for the dead, even at the risk of our own lives. Join Professor Schmidt as he examines some of the best-known theories of this ethical sense.


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