ACU Leadership Centre Level 3, Cathedral House 229 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
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About the lecture In this talk, Professor Alfano will explore the moral significance and value of humour and laughter, including – and perhaps especially – during dark and difficult circumstances. Read the full lecture overview.
About the speaker Professor Mark Alfano, PhD, is Associate Professor of Ethics and Philosophy of Technology at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and Professor of Philosophy at ACU. Read more.
The Simone Weil Lecture on Human Value The Simone Weil Lecture on Human Value is hosted by the ACU School of Philosophy, and was first held in 2000. It is a free public lecture held annually in Brisbane and Melbourne.
Each year, a distinguished international scholar is invited to give a public lecture and academic seminar at ACU. The lectures are inspired by Simone Weil’s ethical vision that is rooted in attentive compassion and obligation to others, her unstinting desire for the Good, and her non-negotiable commitment to justice.