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Dr Steven Curry: Crossroads of Civilisation

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Dr Steven Curry: Crossroads of Civilisation

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

| Free - $15
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All nations rely on foundation myths and heroic legends to shape their identity. One of the founding myths of Western societies (and by extension Australia) is that our cultures descend directly from Classical Greece and its traditions of science, democracy, law, toleration, and philosophical inquiry. Unfortunately this myth (and others like it) fosters separateness and war – and is also largely false.
Taking the origins of Western philosophy as an example, Dr Steven Curry explores the ways in which change and innovation truly happen. This history of philosophy turns out to be the history of progress in human affairs, which relies on diversity and communication, as well as commerce – in place of conflict, conquest, and isolation. Steven’s discussion provides insight into our world today through the lens of history, and critically examines the power of myth in shaping the future.

Steve-2015 smallDr Steven Curry is a philosopher who, for many years, worked as an academic and research fellow in various Australian universities. His focus has been on the emerging field of professional and organisational ethics. In recent years, he has applied his expertise to practical change within Victoria Police and the Australian Red Cross, and now the technology sector.

Dr Steven Curry: Crossroads of Civilisation is on Wednesday 29 March 2017. The bar is open from 5:00pm and the talk is from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Morgans at 401, 401 Collins Street MelbourneTickets for Humanities 21 members are free. Tickets for non-members are $15. Bookings are required.

Details

Date:
March 29
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free - $15
Event Category:

Organizer

Humanities 21
Phone:
03 9224 5184
Email:
[email protected]
Website:
www.humanities21.com.au

Venue

Morgans at 401
401 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Phone:
03 9629 6888
Website:
www.roymorgan.com