Held on the 27th Oct 2019
, Northern Tasmania
Meeting Room, QVMAG at InvereskSummary:
The Royal Society of Tasmania - 2019 Launceston Lecture Series
- Professor Rufus Black, University of Tasmania
A Royal Society of Tasmania
public lecture presented by
Professor Rufus Black
Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Tasmania
Dominant modes of contemporary ethics and economics are anti-place. Indeed, the ideas that underpin contemporary ethics – utilitarianism and rights-based models – inform today’s globalised economy and its bias towards metropolitan rather than regional places.
This lecture will trace these forces and propose we turn to some pre-modern ideas to address this inequity by re-grounding our ethics and economics in place.
Rufus Black is the Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Tasmania. Previously, he was Master of Melbourne University’s Ormond College and an Enterprise Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing and a Principal Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne. Rufus holds degrees in law, politics, economics, ethics and theology from the University of Melbourne and Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
Admission: $6 General Public, $4 Students, QVMAG Friends and members of Launceston Historical Society.
Free for members of The Royal Society of Tasmania
Generously supported by