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The Ethics of Courage

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The Ethics Centre

Level 1 Legion House

161 Castlereagh Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

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Courage, foolish overconfidence or cowardice?

Summoning courage to back ourselves isn’t easy. To quit the steady job and do the work your soul yearns for. To stand by your ideas in the face of public critique. To end an unsatisfying friendship.

Everyday life often requires us to act despite our fear. It could be asking someone out, requesting a raise or starting a difficult conversation.

You don’t have to be a soldier on the frontlines to grapple with courage. Nor do you have to be a writer channelling your experiences and deepest thoughts onto a page for all to judge. (Although both surely do have courage.)

Aristotle positioned courage as a “golden mean”, a virtue in the middle of two vices for us to strive toward. At one extreme you have excess, and at the other, deficiency. Too much thoughtless courage is brazen, too little is weak timidity.

Courage comes when you pay attention to your fears, consider the risks and possible outcomes to all involved, and make a decision to move forward after this ethical reflection. How do you get it right when it so easily can all go wrong?

Stay tuned for the line-up for The Ethics of Courage.

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We invite guests with different ideas, political views, professions, ages and backgrounds. Line-ups will be announced closer to the talk. It's going to be an entertaining and engaging evening.

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‘The Ethics Of…’ is an intimate event series that delves into the minds of various experts to examine the experiences, hopes and challenges that make us truly human.

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The Ethics Centre

Level 1 Legion House

161 Castlereagh Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

Australia

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