Matt Beard

Australia

Moral philosopher and ethicist
Dr Matt Beard is a husband, dad, pop culture nerd, moral philosopher and ethicist. Matt is a Fellow at the Ethics Centre and the resident philosopher for the kids ethics podcast Short & Curly (http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/shortandcurly/). He appears regularly in print, radio and TV discussing ethical issues from vampires to anti-vaccination. Matt believes everyone is already a philosopher who, given the right circumstances and skills, can live a wise, enriched and ethical life.

In 2016, Matt won the Australasian Association of Philosophy prize for media engagement, recognising his “prolific contribution to public philosophy”. He regularly appears to discuss a range of ethical issues on television, radio, online and in print. He is also a columnist with New Philosopher magazine, where he writes a column about ethical dilemmas and another responding to philosophical questions from children.

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