Aristotelian Solutions to 21st-Century Problems
April 12, 2018
Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay campus
Churchill Ave, Sandy Bay, Tas 7005
What do you and an ancient philosopher have in common? It turns out much more than you might think…
Aristotle was an extraordinary thinker, perhaps the greatest in history. Yet he was preoccupied by an ordinary question: how to be happy. His deepest belief was that we can all be happy in a meaningful, sustained way – and he led by example.
In this lecture, public intellectual and leading classicist Professor Edith Hall shows how ancient thinking is precisely what we need today, even if you don’t know your Odyssey from your Iliad. Life deals the same challenges – in Ancient Greece or the modern world. Aristotle’s way is not to apply rules – it’s about engaging with the texture of existence, and striding purposefully towards a life well lived.
This is advice that won’t go out of fashion.
Event audience: Everyone