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Visitor Voices: Law and Freedom 1
Visitor Voices: Law and Freedom 1

Visitor Voices: Law and Freedom 1

Is a just person happier than an unjust person? A series of casual Socratic discussions explores topics around law and freedom in the ancient and modern worlds.

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18 May 2024, 12:40 pm – 1:55 pm

Hellenic Museum, 280 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia


Law and Freedom 1: Is a just person happier than an unjust person?

While some ancient thinkers like Heraclitus proposed that justice is strife, others like Plato suggested that a just person is inherently a happy and good person, while in Christian traditions justice became equated with the height of moral virtue and love. However, do the concepts of happiness and justice, and unhappiness and injustice, truly correlate? Is justice necessarily the outcome of overcoming injustice? Join us in this symposium to ponder the origins of justice, how it arises, and the quality of life that can be achieved through it.


About Visitor Voices

The ancient Greeks were known for their love of getting together in a relaxed environment, breaking bread and arguing about philosophy, politics and the meaning of life. Inspired by these ancient symposia, Visitor Voices invites you to explore some of life's age-old questions from a modern perspective, in a casual group environment.

On the third Saturday of every month, Museum staff will guide participants through a Socratic-style discussion among a small group, unleashing your inner philosopher and creating a dialogue between institution and visitor. In 2024 we will explore four major themes – Conflict and Humanity, Law and Freedom, Childhood and Getting Social – with each theme explored over 2–3 sessions, and every session centred around a different question. There's no prior knowledge required, just a sense of curiosity!

Tickets include Museum general admission before or after the session. Please note, due to the discussion of mature themes, this program is recommended for ages 15 and older.

Next session: Sat 8 June – Law and Freedom 2

To explore other themes and available sessions, see the Visitor Voices hub.


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