Past events

07
Nov
2017

Measuring the value of health care

In this talk, I will discuss two metrics to measure the value of health care interventions: Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) and Quality Adjusted Life...
06
Nov
2017

Simon Cotton: Can Might Make Right in International Relations? Grotius, the Theory of the Second Best, and Optimal Law Given Anarchy

In this paper, I investigate one of the most puzzling normative claims in international relations: ‘might makes right’. I first distinguish the version of this...
02
Nov
2017

Robert Stainton (Western University)

Title: "Anscombe and 'I' Robert J Stainton (with Andrew Botterell) Abstract: G.E.M. Anscombe appears to be one of the great philosophical minds of the 20th...
31
Oct
2017

Edward Elliot (Leeds): Belief Barrels and Probability Orders [Note: RSSS "Thursday" seminar, but on a Tuesday]

In this paper, I will discuss comparativism, the view that comparative beliefs (e.g., being more confident that P than that Q) are more fundamental than...
24
Oct
2017

Shang Long Yeo (TPR): Debunking Arguments and Evidence of Epistemic Failure

Title: Debunking Arguments and Evidence of Epistemic Failure Abstract: You have some moral beliefs. What, if anything, could you learn about the causes and...
23
Oct
2017

Terry MacDonald (Melbourne): Global political legitimacy: Empowering collective agency beyond the democratic state

Legitimacy is one of the most fundamental values in contemporary political analysis, but also one of the most contested. Controversies surrounding the meaning...
19
Oct
2017

Graham Oddie (Colorado Boulder): What is so good about being happy?

Happiness and well-being have both played a rich role in the history of value theory and ethics.  According to prominent versions of utilitarianism happiness...

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