Panel Discussion Philosophy: Terror & Art – Can Violence Be Divine?

L to R: Charlotte Klonk, Firtz Breithaupt, Julian Savulescu, Fiona Jenkins, Desmond Manderson, Natasha Cica © L to R: Charlotte Klonk, Firtz Breithaupt, Julian Savulescu, Fiona Jenkins, Desmond Manderson, Natasha Cica

Sat, 16.09.2017

Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen
3105 Melbourne

Charlotte Klonk and Fritz Breithaupt in Conversation with Julian Savulescu, Desmond Manderson and Fiona Jenkins

Terror has always been with us. How can we use art and images to reveal, console and transform its damaging impact? Can violence ever be divine?

German panelists: Charlotte Klonk is Professor of Art History and New Media at the Institute of Art and Visual History, Humboldt-Universität Berlin. Fritz Breithaupt is professor of Germanic Studies and affiliated professor of cognitive science at Indiana University Bloomington.

Australian panelists: Julian Savulescu is a philosopher and bioethicist with a special interest in stem cell research. He is Professor of Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Monash University. Desmond Manderson is an expert in theories and histories of justice, jointly appointed in the College of Law and the Humanities Research Centre at ANU. Fiona Jenkins is Associate Professor in the School of Philosophy at ANU.

Moderator: Natasha Cica, Director and CEO of the Heide Museum of Modern Art.

Language: English.
Entry: free with regular Heide museum ticket ($20)
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This event is part of the series Responsibility & Humanity – Nature, Culture and Terror presented in Australia by the Goethe-Institut. The series investigates key philosophical questions of our time. Curated by a German-Australian team of experts, the events explore topics that challenge and move us. ​A group of four contemporary German thinkers will join an equally interesting range of Australian guests in a different kind of dialogue.

​The event will be recorded for broadcast on ABC RadioNational Big Ideas.

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