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The Good Life: A Humanist View
30 Mar 2021 @ 18:30 - 20:30 AEDT
Leslie Allan will begin by sharing how his early experiences shape his humanist outlook today. He will then outline what he considers to be the three core principles underlying the humanist world view: reason and evidence, compassion and equality, and autonomy and dignity. Leslie illustrates the application of these principles with historical and contemporary examples. He then draws upon each of these principles to tease out what it means to live a good life; a life of meaning and purpose.
Bio: Over a decade, Leslie Allan studied philosophy and history of religions at La Trobe University. In his working life, Leslie’s career spanned electronics, information technology, training and development and business improvement. Over the years, he has authored many articles and given various talks on humanism, ethics, religion and philosophy. Leslie currently serves on the Committee of Humanists Victoria and is owner and manager of RationalRealm.com, a web site dedicated to exploring the boundaries between science and philosophy.